Biggest public relations firms in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2017

Published February 21, 2017. Sources: Interviews with representatives of firms below and BIV research. Other firms may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '17FootnotesPublic relations firmServices or specialtiesLocal principal(s)Year foundedTotal staff in B.C. '16Total staff in B.C. '17
1 Edelman
1500 Georgia St W Suite 1400
Vancouver, BC V6G 2Z6
Phone: 604-623-3007
www.edelman.ca
Public relations, crisis and reputation management, strategy, media relations and training, social media and digital, advertising and paid placement, sponsorship, event management Bridgitte Anderson (general manager) 1952 55 47
2 Citizen Relations
1085 Homer St Suite 500
Vancouver, BC V6B 1J4
Phone: 604-787-2962
www.citizenrelations.ca
Marketing communications, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility and sustainability communications, issues management, stakeholder engagement, media relations, events and sponsorships, sport marketing, financial communications, media training, social media, influencer outreach David Brodie (senior vice-president and general manager); Crystal Kwon (account director); Ian Baillie (senior account director) 1986 18 25
3 Talk Shop Media
1498 5th Ave W
Vancouver, BC V6H 4G3
Phone: 604-738-2220
www.talkshopmedia.com
Media relations, digital strategies, influencer marketing, events, conference planning and promotion Beth Boyle (principals and co-founder); Katie Dunsworth-Reiach (principals and co-founder); Sara Padidar (principals and co-founder) 2011 25 24
4 National Public Relations
505 Burrard St Suite 620
Vancouver, BC V7X 1M4
Phone: 604-684-6655
www.national.ca
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); Michael Goehring (partner) 1976 25 22
5 FleishmanHillard Canada
777 Hornby St Suite 1600
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1S4
Phone: 604-688-2505
www.fleishman.ca
Full-service strategic communications planning and execution including: government and stakeholder relations, media relations and training, social media and digital campaign strategy, community consultation, research, corporate and internal communications, crisis planning and response, reputation and issues management, marketing communications, video production and event management Mark Reder (SVP and senior partner, general manager ); Jennifer Torney (SVP and partner); Anna Lilly (SVP and partner); Jackie Asante (SVP); Elisha McCallum (VP) 1995 20 20

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Business in Vancouver makes every attempt to publish accurate information in the List, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Lists are researched by Carrie Schmidt and Anna Liczmanska. For questions or to provide feedback, please contact us by email, lists@biv.com.

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