2019 Holding Groups PR Ranking | Holmes Report

Holding Groups/Networks  Global Top 250 PR Agency Rankings

The following is the ranking of 2018 revenue from the PR operations of major holding groups and independent networks.

20192018AgencyHQFee Income 2018 ($)Growth 
11WPP 1UK1,446,400,000-3.4%
23Omnicom PR Group2USA1,435,100,0004.0%
32Interpublic Group3USA1,300,000,000-13.3%
44DJE Holdings4USA961,800,0000.4%
55PROI Worldwide5UK953,642,2629.8%
66Publicis Groupe6France450,000,000-2.2%
77BlueFocus Communication Group7China336,372,99510.8%
88Huntsworth Group8UK288,000,00014.2%
99Next 159UK286,848,00013.9%
1111Havas PR11France200,000,000-7.0%

2019 PR Holding Group Ranking: WPP Retains Top Spot

WPP holds onto top spot among holding group PR operations, despite the impact of a stronger US dollar, which caused its PR firms to decline overall to £1.13bn ($1.45bn) compared to £1.17bn in 2017. On an organic basis, WPP's PR firms were up 2.6% in 2018.

At $1.44bn, Omnicom's PR operations are the second biggest in the world, up 1.8% on an organic basis, and 4% in reported (USD) terms. Interpublic's CMG unit reported $1.3bn, but this includes several firms that do not specialise in PR.

Rankings: Top 10Top 250 | Fast Movers | Holding Groups / Networks
Analysis: Global PR Industry Growth Holds Steady At 5%