French/West/Vaughan Ranked No. 1 In Southeast For 22nd Straight Year

by | May 1, 2023

Agency retains top spots in key practice areas and position among the country’s top 25 largest agencies

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 1, 2023) — French/​West/​Vaughan (FWV) – one of the nation’s leading independently held public relations and integrated marketing agencies – has maintained its No. 1 spot in the Southeast region and ranks among the country’s 25 largest agencies in the recently published 2023 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms.

Based on audited annual fee billings, O’Dwyer’s once again ranked FWV first in the Southeast, a distinction the agency has held for 22 consecutive years, and No. 21 among all U.S. agencies. FWV maintained top five rankings in three key practice areas: Entertainment (No. 3); Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle (No. 4); and Sports (No. 5).

The agency also received top 10 rankings in four additional areas, including Agriculture (No. 7); Purpose & Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 10); Restaurants (No. 10) and Travel, Hospitality & Economic Development (No. 10).

“Each year, it is extremely rewarding when O’Dwyer’s reveals its national rankings and we collectively celebrate our industry’s success and the great work produced by the so many nationally recognized firms,” said FWV Chairman & CEO Rick French. “We are extremely proud to have maintained our No. 1 ranking in the Southeast, alongside top 10 spots in numerous key practice areas. These accolades would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our talented team and the clients that entrust us to do great work on their behalf.”

Headquartered in Raleigh, FWV has offices in New York, Tampa, Los Angeles, Greater Boston and Detroit. Since its founding in 1997, FWV has amassed more than 1,500 PR, advertising and digital marketing awards on behalf of a blue-chip client roster and has now been named National or Global Agency of the Year 25 times.

​​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 25 National Agency of the Year honors over the past quarter century, along with more than 1,500 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 The Millerschin Group (Detroit); pet and animal health practice FWV Fetching; outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and consumer brand marketing agency CGPR (Greater Boston) 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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