Recognition comes as agency celebrates its 25th anniversary
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 5, 2022) — French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s 20 largest independently-held public relations and integrated marketing agencies, has maintained its two decades + hold on the top spot in the Southeast region in the newly published 2022 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms.
Based on audited annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s ranks FWV No. 1 in the Southeast, a distinction the agency has held for 21 straight years. FWV maintained Top Five rankings in three key practice areas: Entertainment (No. 3); Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle (No. 4); and Sports (No. 4).
The agency also received Top 10 rankings in six additional areas, including Agriculture (No. 7); Energy (No. 8); Automotive & Transportation (No. 10); Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 10); Real Estate Finance & Development (No. 10); and Travel, Hospitality & Economic Development (No. 10).
“We are proud to have maintained our ranking as the top agency in the Southeast in a year in which we are also celebrating our silver anniversary,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “While size certainly doesn’t benchmark the quality of an agency’s work, continued growth is something to celebrate because it means clients are entrusting us with their marketing spend to help grow their top and bottom lines.”
Headquartered in Raleigh and founded on April 1, 1997, FWV now has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Greater Boston area. The agency has earned 23 National Agency of the Year honors and amassed more than 1,400 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of its global roster of blue-chip clients. FWV is the most-decorated agency in the history of the Southeastern U.S.