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FRENCH / WEST / VAUGHAN Takes Top Spot in Southeast Agency Rankings for 20th Consecutive Year


Raleigh-based agency maintains position among 20 largest U.S. firms and secures top five nationally in three PR practice areas

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 122021) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), the nation’s 15th largest independently-held public relations and integrated marketing agency, continues to increase its presence and influence, earning national and regional rankings in the newly published 2021 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms.

Based on audited annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s ranks FWV as the 15th largest PR firm in the U.S., moving up two positions from 2020. FWV was once again ranked No. 1 in the Southeast, a distinction the agency has held since 2001

FWV maintained Top Five national rankings in three practice areas, moving up one spot to No. 2 in Sports and holding the No. 3 position in both the Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle and Entertainment categories.

The agency also received Top 10 rankings in Agriculture (No. 7); Automotive & Transportation (No. 9); and Travel, Hospitality & Economic Development (No. 10), followed by Top 15 rankings in eight categories: Environmental, Sustainability & Greentech (No. 12); Industrial (No. 12); Nonprofit (No. 12); Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 12); Professional Services (No. 13); Real Estate Finance & Development (No. 13); Food & Beverage (No. 14); and Home Furnishings (No. 14).

It is always rewarding to see O’Dwyer’s reveal its national rankings and recognize the many great firms producing top-tier work in our profession,” said FWV Chairman and CEO Rick French. We look forward to our agency’s continued growth and are proud to be acknowledged in this way, particularly after an unprecedented year. It is a tribute to the talent and dedication of our team of experts and the amazing clients we have the privilege to support.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles and the Greater Boston area. Since its founding in 1997, FWV has amassed more than 1,100 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster and has now been named National Agency of the Year 20 times.

Media Contact:
Peyton Burgess
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