Two D.C.-based firms – APCO Worldwide and LEVICK – are in the top 25 on O’Dwyer’s list of worldwide fees of top PR firms with major U.S. operations.

O’Dwyer’s stated that those on the updated list have satisfied the O’Dwyer ranking rules – “supporting fee and employee totals with income tax and W-3 forms and providing a current account list.” O’Dwyer’s added that the “rankings should be regarded as an expression of our judgment of a firm’s standing within the industry, and are not warranted to comply with any specific objective standards.” Below are the top-25 PR firms on the list.

1.  Edelman, NY
2. APCO Worldwide, Washington, DC
3. Waggener Edstrom Communications, Bellevue, WA
4. W2O Group, San Francisco, CA
5. Ruder Finn, New York, NY
6. Finn Partners, New York, NY
7. MWW, New York, NY
8. ICR, New York, NY
9. DKC, New York, NY
10. Zeno Group, New York, NY
11. Allison+Partners, San Francisco, CA
12. Global Strategy Group, New York, NY
13. PadillaCRT, Minneapolis, MN
14. Racepoint Global, Boston, MA
15. G&S Business Communications, New York, NY
16. Coyne PR, Parsippany, NJ
17. Taylor, New York, NY
18. Prosek Partners, New York, NY
19. Hunter PR, New York, NY
20. 5W Public Relations, New York, NY
21. French | West | Vaughan, Raleigh, NC
22. Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OH
23. LEVICK, Washington, DC
24. SparkPR, San Francisco, CA
25. Peppercomm, New York, NY

For the full O’Dwyer’s list of 125 firms, click here.

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