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Agency retains top spots in key practice areas and position among the country’s top 25 largest agencies

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 1, 2023) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) – one of the nation’s leading independently held public relations and integrated marketing agencies – has maintained its No. 1 spot in the Southeast region and ranks among the country’s 25 largest agencies in the recently published 2023 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms.

Based on audited annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s once again ranked FWV first in the Southeast, a distinction the agency has held for 22 consecutive years, and No. 21 among all U.S. agencies. FWV maintained top five rankings in three key practice areas: Entertainment (No. 3); Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle (No. 4); and Sports (No. 5). 

The agency also received top 10 rankings in four additional areas, including Agriculture (No. 7); Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 10); Restaurants (No. 10) and Travel, Hospitality & Economic Development (No. 10). 

Each year, it is extremely rewarding when O’Dwyer’s reveals its national rankings and we collectively celebrate our industry’s success and the great work produced by the so many nationally recognized firms,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. We are extremely proud to have maintained our No. 1 ranking in the Southeast, alongside top 10 spots in numerous key practice areas. These accolades would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our talented team and the clients that entrust us to do great work on their behalf.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles, Greater Boston and Detroit. Since its founding in 1997, FWV has amassed more than 1,500 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster and has now been named National or Global Agency of the Year 25 times.

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