Biggest public relations firms in B.C. in 2014

Ranked by number of full-time staff in B.C. in 2014

Published April 22, 2014. Sources: Interviews with firms below and BIV research. Other firms may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '14Public relations firmServices or specialtiesLocal principal(s)No. of full-time staff in B.C. '13No. of full-time staff in B.C. '14
1 Edelman Canada
Public engagement, issues and crisis management, strategic communications planning and execution, media and public relations, creative strategy and development, social media strategy, community management, digital campaign and platform development, public consultation and stakeholder engagement, reputation management, brand strategy and development, advertising and paid placement, sponsorship development, event management, writing services, graphic design, video production  Kim Peacock (General Manager)  49 55
2 National Public Relations
Public affairs, reputation and issues management, crisis communications, media training, marketing communications, employee engagement, event planning, media relations and digital communications  Zdenka Buric (managing partner); Randy Wood (senior partner)  24 24
3 Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada
Corporate communication, campaign strategy and management, public engagement, public affairs, issues management, crisis communications, media relations, stakeholder outreach  Joy Jennissen (general manager and SVP, Western Canada); Sarah Weddell (vice-president, public affairs lead)  19 19
4 FleishmanHillard Canada
Strategic communications, government relations, media relations, social media, research, corporate communications, community relations, crisis communications, issues management, marketing communications, media training  Mark Reder (General Manager); Jennifer Torney (senior VP); Anna Lilly (senior VP); Jackie Asante (VP); Don Stickney (VP); Jeffrey Ferrier (associate VP)  18 18
5 Talk Shop Media
Media relations, influencer marketing and PR, content marketing, social media and digital storytelling, events, experiential PR stunts  Beth Boyle (principals and co-founder); Katie Dunsworth-Reiach (principals and co-founder); Sara Padidar (principals and co-founder)  10 17

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