Global PR Industry Growth Increases

Global PR Industry Up Eight Percent To $10bn

–    Independent firms grow by 10.4 percent

–    Publicly-held agencies up approximately 6 percent

–    At least 66,000 people employed by PR agencies worldwide

NEW YORK—The global public relations industry grew by just under 8 percent in 2011, enough to end the year as a $10 billion global business, according to research conducted by The Holmes Report. The results form part of the Holmes Report’s 2012 Global Rankings report, which also ranks the 250 biggest PR firms in the world.

 

Rank

Rank 2011

Agency Name

HQ

Fee Income 2011 ($)

Growth

1

1

Edelman USA

614,900,000

15.7%

2

2

Weber Shandwick USA

590,000,000

12.4%

3

3

Fleishman-Hillard USA

520,000,000

3.0%

4

5

MSLGroup France

474,000,000

13.4%

5

4

Burston-Marsteller USA

450,000,000

3.4%

6

6

Hill + Knowlton Strategies USA

390,000,000

4.0%

7

7

Ketchum USA

385,000,000

8.5%

8

8

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide USA

280,000,000

12.0%

9

9

EuroRSCG Worldwide France

208,000,000

1.5%

10

10

FTI Consulting USA/UK

200,900,000

4.0%

 

by Paul Holmes

23.07.2012

source:http://globalpragencies.com/executive-summary

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