2021 Holding Groups PR Ranking | Holmes Report

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The following is the ranking of 2021 revenue from the PR operations of major holding groups and independent networks.

20222021AgencyHQFee Income 2021 ($)2021 Growth (Reported)Growth vs 2019 (Reported)
11Omnicom PR Group nbUSA1,391,700,0006.9%0.9%
22IPG DxtranbUSA1,260,000,00010.2%-2.8%
33WPP nbUK1,228,500,0005.0%3.6%
44DJE Holdings nbUSA1,104,000,00019.2%13.7%
55PROI Worldwide nbUSA1,075,000,00017.7%8.6%
77Publicis Groupe nbFrance480,000,0006.7%6.7%
88BlueFocus Comms Group nbChina368,590,9241.3%12.0%
99Havas PR nbFrance220,000,0002.3%n/a
1010Next 15 nbUK187,600,00015.8%n/a

2022 PR Holding Group Ranking: Omnicom Holds Top Spot

Omnicom PR Group retained top spot among holding group PR operations, growing 6.9% in 2021, or 6.3% on an organic basis, to $1.39bn. Omnicom PR Group remained ahead of WPP, up 5% to £910m in 2021. 

Interpublic's Dxtra unit reported $1.26bn, but this includes several firms that do not specialise in PR. For its PR firms alone, there was double-digit growth in 2021. Elsewhere there were eye-catching performances by DJE Holdings (+19%) and Next 15 (+16%). DJE's performance, in particular, reflects the impressive gains recorded by independent PR firms — reinforced by growth at independent agency networks PROI (+18%) and IPREX (+10%). 

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