2021 Holding Groups PR Ranking | Holmes Report

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The following is the ranking of 2020 revenue from the PR operations of major holding groups and independent networks.

20212020AgencyHQFee Income 2020 ($)Growth 
11Omnicom PR Group nbUSA1,301,800,000-5.6%
23WPP nbUK1,169,980,000-1.3%
32IPG Dxtra nbUSA1,143,000,000-11.8%
45DJE Holdings nbUSA926,016,010-4.6%
54PROI Worldwide nbUSA913,000,000-7.8%
6n/aUltra European Network nbItaly678,180,000-11.0%
76Publicis Groupe nbFrance450,000,0000.0%
88BlueFocus Comms Group nbChina363,988,45810.6%
910Havas PR nbFrance225,000,0000.0%
109Next 15 nbUK192,485,0008.0%

2021 PR Holding Group Ranking: Omnicom Holds Top Spot

Omnicom PR Group retained top spot among holding group PR operations, despite a reported decline of almost 5.6% in 2020, or 4.2% on an organic basis, to $1.38bn. Omnicom PR Group remained ahead of WPP, down 4.9% on an organic basis to £854m in 2020. 

Interpublic's Dxtra unit reported $1.14bn, but this includes several firms that do not specialise in PR. For its PR firms alone, the decline is estimated in the mid single-digits. Elsewhere there was growth at Next 15 and BlueFocus, while DJE Holdings declined 4.6%. 

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