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Reminder: The deadline for submitting Top 50 PR Agencies information is Friday June 9th


The deadline for agencies to submit information for potential inclusion in the Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies ranking is Friday, June 9th.

ProlificTop50pragenciesfinalDue for publication later this month, this year’s ranking will once again amount to the definitive guide to the North’s PR agencies and an indispensable barometer of the sector in 2017.

To submit information – or to request a bit more time – please email Hannah Barnsley at Mustard Research at

Last year, Citypress retained the top spot, with Tangerine, Havas PR, Weber Shandwick and Finn Communications making up the top five.

The 2017 ranking will follow our other ground-breaking research features, which include the Top 50 Digital Agencies, the Top 50 Integrated Agencies and the Top In-house Communicators.

We are pleased that Pitch Consultants are back partnering with the ranking for the third year running and we are appreciative of their ongoing support across various Prolific North initiatives.

And as with the majority of our reseach-based initiatives, we are also delighted that the leading independent research company, Mustard, will once again rigorously manage the process on behalf of Prolific North.

As with our other Top 50 rankings, the Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies will be anchored on financials including balance sheet value/shareholder funds, turnover, headcount and growth, with the information and data sourced from the agencies themselves as well the financial reporting company fame BVD. Please note that any agencies who feature in our Top 50 Integrated ranking cannot be included in the PR ranking.

Unlike other lists, inclusion is not optional in order to present as authentic and exhaustive a guide as possible.

We are confident that the 2017 ranking will once again quickly be recognised as the definitive countdown of the largest, best performing and most sought after PR agencies, from every corner of the region.

Our previous rankings all feature very highly in the most popular Google searches in the sector, including “PR agencies Manchester”, “PR agencies Leeds” and “PR agencies Liverpool”.

Indeed, any relevant search for PR agencies within the Northern regions is dominated by a previous Top 50 PR Agencies ranking.

We look forward to defining the region’s PR scene once again later this month.

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