French/West/Vaughan Named No. 1 Agency in Southeast for 23rd Consecutive Year

by | Apr 29, 2024

Agency moves up in rankings in three practice areas and solidifies position among the country’s top 20 largest agencies

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 29, 2024) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s largest independently held PR, advertising and digital media agencies, has maintained its No. 1 spot in the Southeast region and ranks among the country’s 20 largest agencies in the recently published 2024 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms.

Based on audited, worldwide annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s ranked FWV first in the Southeast, a distinction the agency has held for 23 consecutive years. FWV moved up three spots into the top 20 among all U.S. agencies, landing at No. 18 this year. 

The agency maintained top five rankings in two key practice areas – Entertainment (No. 3) and Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle (No. 4). It jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 spot in the Sports sector, and moved into the top 10 rankings in both Automotive/Transportation (No. 9, up from No. 14) and Energy (No. 9, up from No. 13). Finally, the agency maintained its top 10 rankings in two other practice areas – Agriculture (No. 7) and Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 10).

“We are very proud to have kept our top ranking in the Southeast and to have secured top five and 10 positions in a number of key practice areas,” said FWV’s Chairman & CEO Rick French. “These market positions are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team and the trust our clients place in us to deliver exceptional work on their behalf.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has amassed more than 1,600 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster. FWV is the most decorated agency in the history of the Southeastern U.S., having received 30 National or Global Agency of the Year honors among 45 finalist nominations.

About French/West/Vaughan

French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., and founded in April 1997, FWV has received 30 Global or National Agency of the Year honors over the past 27 years, along with more than 1,600 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of its global roster of blue-chip clients, which include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Teen Cancer America, Mitsubishi Electric, N.A. and the N.C. Department of Transportation, among others. FWV is the parent company of fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City); mobility and transportation-focused agency TMG (Detroit); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, visit fwv​-us​.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo or Instagram.

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