Edelman tops list of global PR firms

The agency retains its place on the annual rankings from The Holmes Report, widening the revenue gap over its industry competitors.

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Edelman tops the chart again, and it widened its lead this year. It grew by 8.2 percent and had a fee income of $665.6 million. That’s about $37 million more in billings than the No. 2 agency, Weber Shandwick.

Each agency in the top 10 except one—Hill+Knowlton Strategies—grew by at least 1 percent in 2012. In general, the list shows PR is a growing industry. Only about 40 of the 250 agencies included in the Holmes list posted a decline for the year.

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