Adfactors PR was founded in 1997 and is the youngest firm among its top peers. It is also India’s largest PR firm. The company remains the only Indian consultancy in the top 100 PR firms in the world and on an award-winning spree in India and globally. As a multi specialist and full-service firm, it serves over 300 retained clients across 40 cities in India. The clients include some of the largest corporations, conglomerates, financial institutions and governments, as well as a host of bright, young start-ups and unicorns.
It has a track-record of successfully delivering on complex and challenging PR briefs – often characterised by high stakes, urgency and a sense of uncertainty about the potential outcomes. Its approach is rooted in robust problem-definition and customizing the solution. In an industry built on standard templates and processes, Adfactors explore creative solutions for each brief. Superior execution is a widely acknowledged strength of Adfactors PR.
Its business is built on a few simple tenets. In a complex world with trust deficit, the firm believes that public relations are 90 per cent behavior and 10 per cent communications. It believes relationships are key to sustainable business and integrity, while transparency, purpose and fairness are critical elements of a successful public relations programme.
In 2014 and 2015, Adfactors won each and every single agency recognition for PR firms in India and South Asia. It also became the first Indian firm to have won global recognitions for its campaigns. In the last two years, Adfactors has won over 60 awards for PR campaign excellence at prestigious events such as The Holmes Report, PRWeek, Campaign, GoaFest and exchange4media – surpassing its peer group by a wide margin. With its @ logo, which known as an ‘a with an elephant trunk’ (snabel-a) in Swedish, it is called a clinging monkey (Klammerraffe) in German, a snail (cicciola) in Italian combined with the symbol for knowledge in Sanskrit, it creates an unforgettable impression!
AIM HIGH CONSULTING
Aim High Consulting is a holistic communication consulting firm specializing in PR for start ups and internal communication for large and medium sized companies. It is dedicated to unleashing the latent communication potential of their client organisations by optimising the use of all communication tools and vehicles available to them, with a view to generate maximum relevant visibility. Tenet Advertising is the internal communication and advertising division of Aim High Consulting.
Over 50 companies across major cities in India rely on Aim High for a variety of PR, advertising and internal communication solutions. 3M India, Flipkart, Helion Advisors, Manjushree Technopack, EduSports, Olacabs, CommonFloor, Fashionara, Right Horizons and Lok Capital are some of Aim High’s prestigious clients. Unicorns like Flipkart and Ola, leading start-ups like CommonFloor, Zivame, CaratLane, PropTiger and a hundred other exciting new age businesses have all been nurtured by the award winning PR team at Aim High Consulting.
Founded in 2007 by N Ravi Shankar and G Gopinath, Aim High works with some of the most promising names in sunrise sectors like e-commerce, consumer internet, education, employability, among others.
Aim High Consulting, known for their ground-breaking work in the Indian startup ecosystem, won the coveted ‘Most Promising PR Agency of the Year’ Award at the Global Communication Conclave organized by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI). Aim High also bagged the Gold with the ‘Best PR Case Study Award’. It has been called the Best PR Agency of the Year on three industry forums including fourth CMO Asia Awards (Singapore), India PR & Corporate Communication Awards 2013 (Best Small PR Agency of the Year) and Big Bang Awards 2013.
Alphabet Consulting is a PR advisory with the capabilities to deliver a truly integrated communications approach. Set up in 2008, Alphabet Consulting is a full service public relations consulting firm that delivers high-quality content solutions and a comprehensive suite of communications services that helps organizations achieve their business and communications goals effectively.
Alphabet Consulting works with companies across diverse sectors, including technology, travel, infrastructure, manufacturing, finance, aviation, hospitality and entertainment to mention a few. From inception, Alphabet Consulting has been present in three major centers across India and this has enabled them to deliver truly national PR campaigns. They have offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and a presence in Chennai.
At Alphabet Consulting, quality content is at the core of every successful PR strategy. They work with industry leaders across sectors and geographies, and partner them on mandates that not only include media relations but also stakeholder analysis and engagement, and content solutions. The advisory board members play an active role in developing its market strategy and also support business development locally and internationally. Alphabet Consulting takes pride in its high client retention rate that has largely been possible due to the team’s commitment, drive and passion to deliver valuable and differentiated counsel.
APCO WORLDWIDE INDIA
APCO is an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm. For over 30 years and with more than 650 employees representing more than 40 nationalities, APCO has used its campaign instincts to help the most innovative organizations create game-changing possibilities and solve complex problems.
APCO is an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm. They challenge the conventional thinking and inspire movements to help its clients succeed in an ever-changing world.
Stakeholders are at the core of all they do. APCO turns the insights that come from its deep stakeholder relationships into forward- thinking, creative solutions that always push the boundaries. It provides a full range of integrated services across multiple industries. Its clients include large multinational companies, trade associations, governments, NGOs and educational institutions all looking for a partner who can provide a new kind of thinking and take on the toughest and most complex communication problems. This is what APCO has always done.
Led by seasoned strategists in more than 30 offices, APCO works to create and implement strategic and tailored solutions designed to advance clients’ objectives. As majority-women owned and founded firm, APCO’s diversity and inclusivity – across all metrics – help the organisation solve problems in a wholistic manner and with different perspectives.
ARM Worldwide is a marketing & communication consulting company that provides global delivery for digital, public relations, content, analytics & technology. Leveraging its worldwide exposure and proprietary thinking framework, the organisation ensures to answer real-world challenges of the brand by creating data driven, creative and measurable solutions with superior multi-channel experiences.
ARM Digital on its last leg to complete half a decade, has ushered into the industry with innovative, 360-degree digital marketing & communication strategies for its Indian and global clientele around four key service areas – digital marketing, content marketing, PR & technology. The organisation is headquartered at Gurgaon with operations in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune as well.
The organization has a rich pedigree and was started by Ritesh Singh, Abhishek Punia, Manas Gulati and Honey Singh. The company is moving a notch further as they have begun nearshore and offshore operations starting by establishing foothold in Singapore to cater to South East Asia market.
The company has shown its mettle with several campaigns for its customers which is a comprehensive list of Indian and International brands. ARM has worked with an exhaustive list of brands including start-ups, BFSI, fintech, technology giants, leaders in education space etc.
Working with a zest to push boundaries of communication and setting new benchmarks with diverse perspectives incorporated in brand engagement, a number of awards ranging from the likes of winning the “Most Creative PR Stunt” in South-East Asia, to a gold in IAMAI and IPRCCA, Big bang awards to Inkspell were won and are testimonials to company’s work. ARM Worldwide works on a wide spectrum of clients from the likes of Bajaj Finserv, Pearl Academy, Zee Learn, Capital Float, Ashiana, Pearson India, Nearbuy etc.
The company has always been consistent in disrupting the status quo and used new age communication strategies to bring disruptive returns and set new standards. The work delivered has been celebrated at a global level.
ASPIRE PR & STRATEGIES PVT. LTD
Pune based ASPIRE PR & Strategies Pvt. Ltd. is leading firm in communications and empirical network. It has a strong media and industry presence with a host of prestigious clientele to its credit. Established in 2004, with over a decade in business, it provides services like public relations, digital social media, corporate social responsibility consulting, image consulting, celebrity management, movie promotions and media relations. ASPIRE PR & Strategies Pvt. Ltd. cater to business verticals like retail, health care, hospitality, IT, education, banks, real estate, infrastructure organizations, governments, semi – government organizations, non – profit organizations that form the rich clientele list. Aspire obligates to its clients for deliberate communications assignments, endorsing the agency’s reputation as one of Pune’s leading forte communications firms.
At Aspire, services are varied tools, incorporated by a particular emphasis on your specific requirements to create a unique strategy. Aspire considers that public relations is a superlative technique to create awareness about its customers’ company and to strengthen its reputation.
The company has developed a real passion for its clients and truly embrace PR as a profession. Aspire offers imagination, creativity and opportunity for its clients and bring all tools together to solve a problem or address a challenge and client’s satisfaction is the organizations only goal.
After handling the Airbus account for 10 years from 1991 to 2001 in his capacity as Director, Good Relations, Nikhil Khanna decided to put to good use of his experience and knowledge he had amassed in his 15 years career in public relations. Thus was born Avian Media in 2004 with just one client: Airbus.
In 2006, Nitin Mantri joined Nikhil as business partner and became the CEO of Avian. The rest, as they say, is history. From one client to over 65 clients, from one to six offices, and from two to more than 150 employees, Avian has grown from strength to strength.
Avian Media has been a trusted communication partner since inception. They have been prompt and efficient in undertaking activities to help its customers connect with fans in India or globally. The agency has challenged themselves and ensured constant visibility for its customers on a positive note, under all circumstances. Their understanding towards the finer issues of media management and concerns faced by the team and helping mitigate such situations make them an extension of the team itself. Their emphasis is constantly on delivering results and this has solidified the customers confidence in them multifold over the last three years.
Owing to the nature of the industry the organization operates in, insights about the market form an essential part of the PR programme and Avian Media has been a wonderful source of information to its customers. Also, the team at Avian Media offers a great turnaround on all the client requests which is key in client servicing these days. They also come up with ideas and suggestions which are all very valid even if, regrettably, the clients are not in a position to follow them all.
Candour Communications is a full-service public relations consultancy headquartered in Delhi with operations in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Through its affiliates across the country and alliances with several global agency networks, it offers insights into markets and a seamless delivery experience, nationally and internationally.
As a team of diverse communications professionals, Candour Communications believes in an integrated approach to communications and the brand building process. Candour Communications understand that its counsel should be strategic and in sync with the brand’s business objective. Naturally this can only be achieved if they have a constant finger on the pulse of its target audiences, which means attention to ongoing audits, research and reviews.
Candour Communications stands for agility and transparency, always endeavoring to become an extension of its client’s team. Candour Communications work culture celebrates diversity and team spirit while encouraging rigour of knowledge and flair for creative thinking. Candour Communications build relationships, something that is ratified by the average length of its client engagements and with each and everyone the organization deals with. Candour works closely with each client to understand their goals and based on its learning and structured understanding, the team maps out long-term and short-term plans. While this is in line with the goals set, it also adapts or modifies with new ideas, current trends and challenges to run a successful campaign that helps build and strengthen the client’s brand. With the required competencies and skill sets, Candour Communications are equipped to assess and review client performance against the requirements.
CARPE DIEM KOLKATA
Carpe Diem provides truly tailored white glove public relations to its clients. Drawing on a rich network of tastemakers and movers-n-shakers, Carpe Diem crafts niche perception management while generating top-of-the-line awareness.
Unputdownable branding, top-tier media exposure, image makeover and committed exposure are the hallmark of its services. While intelligent content makes them make the world spin, a round-the-clock weather check helps create palpable atmosphere for crisis forecast. Perhaps the cutting edge of the organizations game plan is its quick-silver communication and effective results.
No matter what the size of the clients business is, Carpe Diem designs personalized PR solutions suitable for the client. Its solutions can be one-offs, a blitzkrieg boost or an annual PR understanding depending on the need. Handling crisis and developing CSR are the other key areas where Carpe Diem works.
Carpe Diem is firmly grounded! And this is what helps the organization make its services out of the world!!
COHN & WOLFE SIX DEGREES
Cohn & Wolfe Six Degrees, a full-service public relations agency, creates and delivers media and related public relations services, as well as specialized stakeholder engagement programs across industries. It offers media related services that include consultancy, messaging workshops, and media training; and media engagement and support services that include media conferences and briefings, press tours, trade show and event support, opinion articles, white papers, product reviews, press kit creation, press office management, and feature tracking.
The company also provides influencer relations, speaker bureau, analyst relations, and corporate affairs services; digital media services; crisis management services; and public affairs services that include stakeholder analysis and engagement, government relations, research and analysis, and crisis and issues monitoring and management. In addition, Cohn & Wolfe Six Degrees advises senior management of organizations in the key areas of financial communications, HR and values communications, and CSR communications.
It serves clients across a range of industries in travel and tourism practice. Six Degrees was set up with the shared vision of becoming ‘the most respected PR firm in India’. After having worked at both Indian and global PR firms, the founders believed there was a clear opportunity to set up a quality PR consulting firm and change the way Public Relations is delivered in today’s interconnected world. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in New Delhi, India with operations in Mumbai and Bengaluru. At present, Cohn & Wolfe Six Degrees operates as a subsidiary of Cohn & Wolfe Inc.
Concept Public Relations is India’s leading Independent PR Consultancy offering services in corporate communication, media relations, brand building communication, image engineering, investor relations management, crisis management, event management, digital communication amongst other related services.
Headquartered at Mumbai, Concept PR has a pan India presence. The team is led by senior journalists, financial market experts & PR professionals and offers a global footprint via its tie up with IPREX – the international federation of PR agencies.
India’s PR Agency with ISO 9001 certification, Concept PR has won the PR Agency of the Year Awards in 2007 and 2011; consistently bagged the PRCI Gold for its case studies, the most recent being Gold for the Campa Cola Compound Case Study at PRCI-2014; CMD Vivek Suchanti was felicitated with the Communicator of the Year Award-2013 and Executive Director B N Kumar inducted into PR Hall of Fame.
Over the years, Concept PR has come to be recognized as a formidable force in corporate and financial communication. The team has been acknowledged for its effective media relations and most critically, as India’s leading financial communications agency. The Concept Group is a network of Independent Indian agencies specializing in brand consultancy, creative, media, OOH, digital and PR services.
Creativizt enjoys an enviable reputation for deliveries among the top PR companies in India and is considered the best PR Agency in Delhi. Creativizt has pioneered various offerings that has become popular in the PR industry in India over the past few years. Creativizt is the first PR agency in India to offer online PR, political PR, political campaign management, political advertising, online branding, search engine optimization, online reputation management, social media marketing and Twitter trend service. This is the only PR firm that does everything in house even today.
Rishu Monga, the founder and the COE of Creativizt, is an accomplished technology enthusiast who is as adept at “everything web” as he is good at traditional PR, and he leads from the front. He is regularly quoted by the mainline media on a variety of subjects.
Creativizt Communications is today well on its way to ensconce itself among the Top PR Agencies in India with its successful PR campaigns, innovative PR strategies and social media marketing services on various platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Creativizt enjoys an enviable reputation for media deliveries among the top PR companies in India. Creativizt leads the pack of PR Agencies in Delhi and has the most aggressive go-getter team of publicists and extensive network of media contacts than any other Public Relations firm in the business.
Creativizt has the widest range of PR experience – from technology to healthcare; retail brands to real estate; education to Leisure & Hospitality; fashion to social work to political PR campaigns. It provides the clients what they can’t buy from the media: access and coverage. The agency generates recognition that enhances clients’ brand equity, generates leads, boosts sales, builds reputation and helps them succeed! Creativizt Communications is recognized for integrity, energy and results.
Deesha Communications, one of the top PR agencies in Mumbai, specializes in strategic PR, crisis management, startups PR, digital PR, analyst relations, celebrity PR, corporate PR and media research targeting print, electronic and Internet across India. Deesha Communications specializes in strategic PR across India covering all print, electronic media, Internet and wire agencies.
Deesha Communications was incorporated in 2002 with an objective to provide the best possible services in the domain of public relations through effective and result oriented communication process. It is a team of very enthusiastic, energetic and seasoned professionals possessing strong marketing intelligence, media relations across India, and excellent research and analytical capabilities in the domain of communications and branding.
Deesha is knowledge based PR firms in Mumbai, with strong agency presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Guwahati, specialising in strategic PR consultancies in India and believes that a good PR firm should be servicing clients as well as the media with respect to the Performance Recognition.
Its core strength lies in its research capabilities, marketing intelligence and strong editorial understandings which strengthen and synchronize its communications enormously to influence target audience. Deesha communications also specializes in celebrity endorsement study, media audit, crisis management, and other core level branding and marketing consultancies in India.
Digiqom is a digital marketing agency that connects brands and causes with their audience communities to achieve demonstrable results. Digiqom Solutions Pvt Limited operates as a marketing company that offers brand management, website development, online PR, traditional PR and event management services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in New Delhi, India.
Digiqom, focus on strategic digital marketing for brands and consumers, to help them achieve their communication goals and business objectives. Digiqom believes in connecting brands and causes with their audience communities to achieve demonstrable results.
Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm and a leading player in the Indian market. With a team of over 280 professionals, Edelman India has a presence across 11 locations in India. In addition, Edelman India has a representative network covering 200+ cities across the country.
Edelman partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.
Edelman has successfully launched iconic brands like Oreo by Cadbury Kraft Foods, LinkedIn, Groupon, Suzlon and Harley Davidson. Edelman’s Health care practice serves a strong multinational client list, while the corporate group works with leading companies in the telecom, automotive, financial services and energy sectors. The consumer practice has engineered some of the most innovative ideas for ultra-cool brands like Red Bull, Kaya Skin Clinic, Colgate, Diageo, Oreo and Vertu.
Flags, a fully formed and INS accredited marketing communications agency, has been amidst the action of empowering and facilitating businesses with top of the line services for more than a decade. Flags Communication is a dynamic creative partner helping brands nationwide.
Meeting business objectives through full service set up. With insightful planning & research, clutter-breaking creative, professional account service, media, BTL & online capabilities and production. Flags Communication has a complete approach for companies and their communication requirements and has thus been extremely successful in establishing them as exemplary brands. Flags Communications provide 360 degree solutions to its clients that are appropriate, applicative and result oriented. The company provides its clients with an out of the box solution.
From engineering to horticulture, fitness to finesse, Flags has serviced companies across the spectrum and today the company boasts of a massive size of satisfied client list. Flags relationship with each of its clients is around a decade each and throughout this expedition both, the client and Flags have grown symbiotically. Flags takes the pride in turning the fortunes of more than 50 business centers.
FleishmanHillard is the world’s most complete communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard, named PRWeek’s inaugural Global Agency of the Year, delivers on the power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values, and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. In addition, the company publishes FleishmanHillard TRUE, a digital magazine that engages forward thinkers from business, academia, consulting and other disciplines to share their insights on new realities, challenges and opportunities that exist at the intersection of marketing, communications and media. FleishmanHillard Inc. was founded and based in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1994, the company expanded its operations to the Asia Pacific region with an office in Beijing. In May 2013, the company rebranded its name to FleishmanHillard and launched the slogan “the Power of True”. As of August 2013, the company had 111 offices in 29 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. FleishmanHillard in India offers strategic communication counsel to global corporations and international organizations based in India on doing business in the country.
GENESIS BURSON & MARSTELLER
Genesis Burson-Marsteller is a leading public relations and public affairs firm that delivers integrated communications services to some of the best global and Indian companies. With over 20 years of building relationships and managing reputation, the focus is on creating real measurable impact for its client businesses through evidence based, ideas driven and result oriented campaigns. Its network across South Asia includes wholly owned offices in India’s key metros and a strong affiliate footprint in over 200 cities across India and neighboring countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan. Under the leadership of Prema Sagar, the organization had started its journey and today it has become a leading public relations and public affairs firm.
In 2005 the Indian firm joined Burson-Marsteller,which is a part of the Young & Rubicam Group, working as partners for some of the world’s strongest brands. This relationship, which is unique in the industry, has created a combination of companies strategically positioned to provide clients with a complete range of integrated services. It further expanded its client-service capabilities when Young & Rubicam Group became a member of WPP plc, the world’s most comprehensive communications services group.
Ketchum Sampark Private Limited operates as a public relations and communications consultancy company in India. It focuses and provides its services in the areas of financial communications, corporate PR, brands and marketing, technology PR, employee communications, issues and crisis management, public affairs, healthcare, food and nutrition, social media, changing organizational behavior, and digital PR to serve the communications needs of Indian companies, as well as multinational corporations doing business in India. Ketchum Sampark Private Limited was formerly known as Sampark Public Relations Pvt. Ltd. and changed its name to Ketchum Sampark Private Limited in April 2011. With a team of more than 120 professionals spread over seven offices across India, supporting some of Asia’s and the world’s biggest brands, Ketchum Sampark has an impressive client retention rate of seven years and has rapidly become one of India’s leading communication consultancies besides being one of the most respected public relations agencies in the region. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Mumbai. At present, Ketchum Sampark Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Ketchum, Inc.
Krescendo Communications is one of the upcoming and leading PR agencies in India providing image management, social media, corporate communications and brand management and positioning services to a plethora of clients from diverse industries. Krescendo enjoys an enviable standing for deliveries among the top PR agencies in India. Krescendo derived from ‘crescendo’ means a gradual increase in volume. The agency is known for their strategic and response led communication. and is a full service dedicated public relations company offering an exhaustive range of services to meet strategic communication needs in a challenging operating environment. The agency is a group of highly capable strategists who strive to deliver results through flawless execution of targeted programs, including message development, media relations, event management and review programs.
Team Krescendo is made up of seasoned PR consultants helping clients build and defend strong, engaging brands and reputations.
H+K STRATEGIES INDIA
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is a leading international communications consultancy in India. Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a global public relations consulting company, headquartered in New York City, United States, with 90 offices in 52 countries. The company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1927 by John W. Hill. Hill+Knowlton Strategies India is the Indian arm of the global public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies, which is owned by the WPP Group. Founded in New Delhi in 1988 as IPAN (Indian Public Affairs Network), they were the first professional public relations agency to be set up in the country. Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 83 offices in 46 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The group recognizes the challenges and importance of leveraging the power of the public on a global – and local – scale. To deliver concrete business results to its clients, they pour their wisdom to work – every day. H+K brings fresh thinking to every situation, while keeping in mind the importance of fundamentals.
Launcherz was established in Kolkata in 2000 and it is Eastern India’s leading public affairs and public relations consulting firm and serves some of the finest organizations. Having its offices in Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and tie-ups and representation at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore and 20 others major Indian cities, its serves clients across 100 towns and cities. Launcherz is a PR agency with a difference and has all the capabilities to provide all the required services as a public relation agency. Launcherz have a fully trained teams who can deliver on tight deadlines and follow stringent quality checks at every level of the process by maintaining and enhancing the importance of every individual project. Launcherz offer an extremely competitive pricing and value for its clients money and time. The team provides a truly strategic partnership.
Launcherz has been persistently innovating and has been the power behind PR, being used as a strategic tool by corporates and organizations to achieve their strategic goals. While Launcherz’s approach to PR is information-driven, rather than contact led, the team also believes in promoting and nurturing relationships with clients, staff and business associates. This is the secret of their persistent growth over the years and the ability to deliver value to its clients time and again.
MADISON PUBLIC RELATIONS
Madison World is a 28- year-old diversified communication group, with 26 units across 11 specialized functions including advertising, media, business analytics, outdoor, activation, events, PR, retail, entertainment, mobile and sports; employing over 1,000 communication professional across cities in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The gross billing of Madison World is around Rs 37 billion.
The agency, with its strong focus on performance and client delight, has continued to be the PR agency of choice in the FMCG sector with long-standing clients such as P&G, Café Coffee Day, Bunge India and Hamdard Labs and also continued to expand its impressive portfolio in luxury, lifestyle and healthcare categories with clients such as PUMA, Soch, Levi’s, Shangri-la, Marriott Group, H & R Johnson, Nitco, Apollo Health and Lifestyle, Apollo White Dental, GSK, Trivitron and Maxivision to name a few.
The team’s growing reputation to constantly innovate and emphasis on long-term strategic partnerships with their clients and the determination to improve client experiences has played an important role in both of its growth and the multiple awards that Madison Public Relations continue to win in India and abroad. Madison PR has grown well over the last few years and particularly in 2015-2016 when it added as many as 34 new marquee clients.
Mindshare PR has 15 years of success in developing integrated media relations, analyst relations and social media programs to raise awareness and increase knowledge of B2B technology companies’ products, services and core IP, driving achievement of their business goals. Mindshare PR specializes in the development and implementation of cost-effective, results-oriented public relations programs. Founded by Heather Fitzsimmons in December 2000, Mindshare PR helps clients raise their awareness level among target audiences by creating well-rounded, strategic public relations programs that enable them to succeed in today’s competitive, ever-changing environment. At Mindshare PR, the team carries out research and understands a client’s target audiences and competition, analyzes current market trends and examines the future landscape of the market space the clients occupy. From this knowledge, clients are directed to the path where they need to go and how Mindshare PR can help them get there. Mindshare PR offers strategic communications counsel and results-oriented public relations programs that provide their clients with measurable results. Based in Silicon Valley, Mindshare PR is a full-service public relations firm for established and emerging technology companies.
Media Mantra is a fastest growing image management and public relations consulting firm in India. Strengthened by a cohesive network across the country and prolific relationships with prominent media platforms, Media Mantra is one of the best PR agencies in Delhi NCR.
Media Mantra was founded in 2012 and has remarkably grown over the years through client and journalist referrals and has emerged as the most trusted communication and PR agency in India. At present, the organization entails an exceptional clientele list, a passionate and experienced team and a brilliant company trajectory. Media Mantra is fanatically focused on creating a measurable impact on client businesses through brilliant ideas and diligent efforts. It has the ability to create and powerfully implement a blue print to position its clients firm as a knowledge and business leader, placing you ahead of market competition. Currently, Media Mantra represents a wide variety of brands ranging from start-ups to corporate giants. Agency’s ingenious PR-centric strategies have helped various clients including industry veterans to touch new milestones at a fair pace.
MSL GROUP INDIA
MSLGROUP is a public relations (PR) network of companies which specializes in strategic communications and engagement. The company is part of the French multinational Publicis Groupe and has evolved as a merger of Publicis Consultants and Manning Selvage & Lee (thus, the “MSL” is the name). MSLGROUP offers the following services: public relations, financial communications, experiential marketing, live event management, healthcare communications, public affairs, reputation management and social media marketing. Public relations analyst firm, The Holmes Report ranks MSLGROUP as the fifth largest PR conglomerate in the world, by revenue. MSLGROUP has over 110 offices in 36 countries and employs more than 3,000 people. MSLGROUP INDIA is one of India’s largest multi-discipline communications firms and a leader in the area of speciality communications services, including strategic public relations, financial communications, social media, events, activation and creative services. Through its powerful and unmatched network of more than 450+ staff across offices in 8 key cities and 24 offices in Tier II & III cities, MSLGROUP INDIA works with more than 155+ leading Indian brands and multinationals to deliver world-class communications.
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 80 markets. It was named as Large Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and PRNews, Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its social marketing, public affairs, healthcare, consumer marketing, 360-degree digital influence, corporate, and technology practices.
In 2016, for the fifth consecutive year, it was crowned Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Ogilvy tops the Global Creative Index by the Holmes Report, where it has consistently ranked no. 1 or 2 since 2012. Ogilvy is the 2016 recipient of the PRWeek Global Creative Campaign of the Year and Non Profit Campaign of the Year, and holds the Consultancy of the Year titles in Asia Pacific and the Middle East by the Holmes Report. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company and deeply integrates with all disciplines like advertising, content+social, direct marketing, activation, promotional and entertainment. Ogilvy Public Relations operates at the intersection of influencer management, behavior change and narrative to create, improve and amplify brand favorability and reputation.
Orion PR & Digital Pvt. Ltd. is an integrated communications agency aligned along four divisions: Orion PR for reputation management, Orion Digital for digital communications, Orien for crisis management and media training and Orion Design House for creatives. With a national presence, Orion’s clientele includes corporates from healthcare and consumer, corporate & Ffnancial, technology, media & entertainment, infrastructure and retail. Orion PR is a full-service Indian PR agency backed by rich experience in all aspects corporate communications, media mobilization, public affairs, crisis management, brand PR and other important tools of PR communique.
Known for its unique “Style of PR”, Orion PR & Digital Pvt. Ltd was founded in mid-2004 and today, it has serviced over 500 clients in a little over a decade across all major sectors. With a pan-India presence and offices at Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata and over 150 associates across the country, Orion PR brings in multi-functional and multi-location approach to its PR campaigns for its clients. Orion PR is driven by its core value of professionalism that combines performance with ethics and is reflected in our 4Cs: Competency, Communication, Consistency and Commitment.
Peepul Consulting is a boutique agency specialised in lifestyle and fashion providing PR, marketing, branding and events services. Peepul Consulting also handles buyer relations for all its design brands. With an office in New York and Mumbai, Peepul is a link in the US-India corridor. Peepul has an established track record for re-inventing brands and effectively launching a new collection, enhancing corporate visibility, maximizing coverage and accelerating client’s sales cycle. Right from creative concepts and planning, to production and execution, the organization handles the details to ensure that its clients receive maximum visibility. Its strengths lies in strong relation with the influencers, lifestyle and retail knowledge, distinctively modern writing style, personalized service, tailored strategies and highly tuned trend radar combined. With an established track record for re-inventing brands, the team at Peepul knows how to effectively launch a new collection, enhance corporate visibility, maximize coverage and accelerate its clients sales cycle.
PENN SCHOEN BERLAND
Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) is a market research, political polling and strategic consulting firm based in the United States. The firm is named for partners Mark Penn, Douglas Schoen and Michael Berland. PSB was founded in 1977 and was acquired by the British-based WPP Group in 2001. The company is known for its political polling on behalf of Bill Clinton and, since the 1970s, PSB has worked on behalf of numerous political campaigns in the U.S. and internationally, contributing to the election of more than 25 political leaders worldwide.
Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) is a ‘Global Research based Strategic Communication Advisory’ that helps clients understand and mould public opinion to negotiate some of their toughest challenges. For over thirty years, PSB has used research to leverage unique insights about public opinion, to give their clients a competitive edge. PSB serves Fortune 100 Corporations, leading Hollywood Studios and has helped elect over 30 Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world.
PSB, South Asia office was established early 2011 in Gurgaon, in the National Capital Region of India and serves blue-chip clients comprising of leading Indian & transnationals corporations as well as leading political parties and candidates aspiring for a public office in the Indian Sub-continent & South East Asian region. The office is led by Ashwani Singla, MD & CEO, Asia and formerly the CEO of Genesis Burson-Marsteller (GBM) & Board Member, Burson-Marsteller (B-M), Asia Pacific.
The firm has American offices in New York City, Washington, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco, and international offices in London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai and Delhi. Worldwide, PSB has more than 200 consultants. The company’s entertainment and media practice was founded in 2001 and provides research for magazine publishers, film studios and video game publishers, including marketing positioning, test screenings, focus groups, creative advertising testing and box office tracking.
PEPPER INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
Pepper Interactive Communications is a communications and Public Relations consultancy that offers a blend of strategies to ensure maximum visibility and success in reaching its target audience, while working with other verticals such as advertising, marketing, sales promotion and personal selling. Pepper team, with its diverse experience and in depth knowledge of the media, serve its clients by making use of the best platforms for communication and visibility. Pepper Interactive communications provides innovative ideas and insights for its clients to achieve a premium position for their brands or companies, and liaise with various media platforms to provide them with timely and appropriate information about its clients. Pepper PR focuses on lifestyle, sports and events-based PR, building on its team’s diverse experience, including corporate, retail and hospitality. Pepper PR is primarily based out of Bangalore with a branch in Mumbai. The agency also has an extensive network of associates in major Indian metros like Delhi and Chennai as well as other tier 2 cities.
Perfect Relations is a public relations company based in India. It employs more than 500 professional staff in offices that operates in 14 Indian cities as well as Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Perfect Relations has dominated one of the fastest growing and increasingly important global markets – India, with its largest network of offices spread across 18 locations, 408 domain experts handling clientele across the services and automobiles sector, technology, financial services and infrastructure verticals. The firm provides image management solutions to CEOs and Boards of Directors of listed companies, advising them on their internal and external communications as well as on public affairs.
Perfect Relations was established and co-founded in 1992 in Delhi by image consultants and media commentators Dilip Cherian and Bobby Kewalramani. The firm has company-owned offices in 14 major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Perfect Relations also became a member of the PRCAI (Public Relations Consultants Association of India).
Air India appointed Perfect Relations Ltd as its public relations agency for India. It was responsible for continuous image audit, media relations, communication counsel and advice on a regular basis to develop an effective channel of communication to consumers, employees, trade and other partners.” For the media campaign of Congress party, Dilip Cherian, Perfect Relations, set up an excellent communication strategy to ‘reach out to the poor and less-informed people living in the country’s remote and rural areas. He chose at least 48 centres across the country from where he unleashed his media campaign for the Congress by reaching out to the public through local cable television networks, the vernacular press and the lesser-known communication channels that were left untouched by the BJP’s high-tech media campaign. The firm also got a Certificate of gratitude from UN Millennium Campaign awarded to PR for their work in the UN’s initiative Stand-Up Take Action against poverty.
PR Pundit is a full service dedicated public relations company with a value proposition of creativity, efficiency and innovation, embedded in our approach to PR. We offer an unwavering dedication to the success and profitability of every public relations campaign. With offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, we work with world class recognizable brands across practice areas to create enduring relationships. Consulting with knowledge and enthusiasm we strive to earn respect and recognition for our clients that go beyond bylines. We have fostered a culture of creativity, meritocracy, and respect that inspires employees and clients alike. It has 19 years of nurturing, exploiting & protecting reputational capital. PR Pundit have offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. PR Pundits team of skilled, enthusiastic and experienced professionals offer a demonstrated ability of advising and executing communications programme with exceptional results for distinguished organizations. The clients have found PR Pundits as proactive, thoughtful and effective partners with an ability to provide knowledgeable counsel and a firm dedication and commitment to the execution of the PR program.
The firm Nandita Lakshmanan built in the early 2000’s with flagship clients like Infosys, among others is now being steered by Vivek Rana and is an affiliate of Porter Novelli. This was the first Indian PR firm to find its way into a Cannes shortlist way back in 2012. Also, the only Bangalore headquartered firm in this list. At The PRactice the team believes Public Relations are transitioning from marketing to a management discipline. This approach leads team to view the entire stakeholder ecosystem to create coherence, and build relevance. In this manner, the organization sustains the relationships of deeper significance that inspire personal and collective action of stakeholders. The team helps its clients seize unforeseen opportunities and mitigate unexpected challenges by speaking with total authenticity and clarity, engaging the most critical stakeholders, wherever they are. With deep collaboration and collective thinking in partnership with clients and stakeholders, this firm connects ideas, issues and people. The PRactice believes in developing simple and executable ideas, using broad experience, and insightful data science, to innovate in ways others cannot.
PRoact BrandComm team is lively and youthful communications firm focused on PR & media relations, startup brand positioning and content marketing. PRoact BrandComm is a group of ex-journalists and seasoned public relations professionals with combined experience of more than 80 years. The organization has direct presence in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai-Pune, Bangalore and Lucknow, and associates in all major cities of India. It has a strong network across mainstream and regional media including, TV, newspapers, magazines, and digital, allows us to provide premium services at low costs.
The team is practitioners of knowledge based PR. Blogs, videos, editorials and whitepapers are some of the tools the organization uses to establish thought leadership positioning for its clients. They combine traditional PR with content marketing to transform static news into conversations to talk directly to the target audience. The team ensures that a single placement is shared exponentially. PRoact BrandComm are story-tellers! The team develops stories for its clients to communicate their brand value to various stakeholders. Success of story-telling depends upon its narrative and that is the teams’ forte.
Ruder Finn is public relations with co-headquarters in the United States and China. It is one of the world’s largest privately-owned communications agencies. The agency has 4 divisions Health & Wellness, Corporate Reputation & Transformation, RFI Studios, and Consumer Connections. Ruder Finn was established in 1948 in New York by David Finn and Bill Ruder. Ruder Finn is a global, integrated communications consultancy, producing award-winning work at the intersection of strategy, creativity and content. The organization helps its clients engage with those vital to their success by delivering meaningful, measurable, business results through inspirational, data-driven, communications counsel and solutions. Founded in 1989, Ruder Finn Asia, with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and India and partners throughout the region, is a recognized leader in communications in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the top international communications consultancies in China. The organization represents multinationals in sectors including healthcare and life sciences, technology, corporate and financial communications, issues and crisis management, automotive, consumer marketing, arts, CSR, and travel and tourism.
Sambandh PR was founded in 2001 by Mr Gurdeep Singh and works with an objective of delivering value to the client. The key strength of Sambandh remains excellent relation with the people who matter in media and putting across the right strategy so as to ensure highest possible recall for the brand. The core competency of Sambandh Public Relations is in getting results without making clients spend a fortune and giving sound and honest advice on the mindset of media on the possibilities of editorial coverage on the given subject. Two things – quality and indepth research distinguishes Sambandh Public Relations from others. According to Mr Gurdeep Singh, “PR is 24*7 industry and those who remain well versed with the evolving media and meet the deadlines have the best chance of delivering value to clients”. Hence continuous improvement and obsession to excellence is what drives each person at Sambandh Public Relations. Hospitality, corporate and healthcare are the few categories in which the firm has been actively engaged. Sambandh PR have been actively involved in lifestyle (fashion), sports, education, book launches and other event related engagement.
Saroj Ads, which began as a small Ad Agency in Chennai has today, grew into a top Ad Agency in India by virtue of its work culture. Working with passion and commitment; Saroj Ads is teeming with people whose enthusiasm is never lost when it comes to work culture. They are a dedicated team of professionals having expertise in every segment of advertising; right from brand building to down to retail marketing to high-tech digital campaigning online.
Saroj Ads is the name synonymous to the finest and the most effective Ad Agency in the advertising world. Saroj Ads is committed to one thing: driving customers’ businesses to flourish by creating niche markets for their products and or services through multi-channels of advertising. For the last 25 years, Saroj Ads, the top Ad Agency in India has been in the business of creating brands for its clientele’s products and taking it right down to the consumers through effective advertising strategies. Today, Saroj Ads have spread its wings to reach out to more clients across the nation to help its clientele connect to their consumers and create niche markets for them. As such, Saroj Ads has come up with Ad agency in Bangalore, a city which is known as Silicon Valley of India. Egged by its success in Bangalore, Saroj Ads went on to open two more, an Ad Agency in New Delhi, and an Ad Agency in Hyderabad. Its Services include creating TV commercials, brochures, logos, outdoors, creatives, and everything in digital advertising right from websites developing, graphic designing, logo designing, e-commerce sites and so on.
Sterling Media is a full service international marketing, public relations and corporate communications agency. The company says is counted as UK’s top 150 PR and corporate communications firm. It has largely contributed in popularizing Indian cinema in the UK. Shilpa Shetty and Aishwarya Rai are some of the names on the list of many international clients it manages. Sterling Media provides complete tailor made solutions package in marketing, brand management, PR, advertising, online or events campaign. Sterling Media’s experience spans across a wide variety of sectors and mainstream markets from creative arts to corporate and medical in the UK and overseas. They have formed strong links with global media organizations. Sterling is an integrated PR and marketing agency that develops brand-building campaigns for a range of clients. Sterling media converges brand communication by using its trademark multi-layered strategy to help clients understand and connect to a diverse and savvier and audience, business and consumer. Sterling Media are based in London with international footprints in Indian and Canada, although their work also extends across Middle East/UAE, East & West Coast of USA and Europe. Sterling media devises and implements integrated campaigns for clients across the following areas like Media Relations, Brand Strategy, Public Relations & Influencer Programmes e.g. targeting High Net Worth Individuals, Marketing & Synergies, International Marketing e.g. USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Middle East, UAE, India, Event Management, Outreach & Experiential Campaigns etc, In addition to this, Sterling media have four specialist divisions: Multicultural Communications; Film & Entertainment Production, Distribution, Marketing & Financing; Luxury & Lifestyle; and International Communications.
TEXT 100 INDIA
Established in 1996 as Text100 Asia Pacific’s flagship office, Text100 New Delhi focuses on building relationships with businesses that challenge and motivate, or are poised for something big and for whom PR is an essential component of their marketing mix. It has two more offices in India – one in Mumbai and one in Bangalore. Today, Text100 New Delhi is the head office for the company’s operations in India. Text100 Mumbai was opened in 1999 in response to the growing demand from the market and increasing opportunities in western India.
Striving to consistently achieve and deliver above client expectations, Text100 is respected not only for its professionalism, methodology and strong understanding of the market, but also for its commitment to the clients’ businesses. The team works with some of the industry leading brands including ones across the technology, automotive, start-ups, infrastructure, education and healthcare sectors. The organization believes in recruiting and retaining the best talent in the industry and make significant investments in training and team-building activities to help the staff members polish their skills and realize their potential. The team is a group of highly creative, motivated and skilled PR consultants. Mumbai office has some of the finest and diverse talent in the industry and has been ranked as one of the best agencies to work for in Asia Pacific.
THINK INK COMMUNICATIONS
Think Ink Communications is a young and dynamic PR firm with media, entertainment and lifestyle as its domain expertise. Its approach is to present thoughts that are fresh and unique; those build credibility, acquire trust and retain market position of its clientele. In a short span of less than four years, Think Ink Communication have partnered with over 40 brands. The company’s key clientele includes ALT Balaji, Saavn, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Star India’s Hindi Movie Cluster (Star Gold, Star GoldHD, Movies OK),Ronnie Screwvala (founder of the erstwhile UTV Group), Neerja Birla, Terence Lewis, Culture Machine (South East Asia’s leading digital content company), One Digital Entertainment, Indus Vox Media, Spectra VR amongst a host of others.
Co-founded by Radhika and Chirag Nihalani, Think Ink Communications devises and executes communication strategies that create visibility campaigns that deliver value and produce results. Think Ink Communications’ deep understanding of the media gives it an edge to advice on ideas which will work best with the press and get its clients maximum visibility. Headquartered in the media capital of India – Mumbai, Think Ink Communications network expands the length and breadth of the country.
Transcendent Strategy offshoot Maavyaa World Communications; the leading PR and integrated Internet marketing firm has delivered sincere responses to the clients since 1998. it is an 18-years-old organization and has acquired an irreplaceable status in the national market. The team believes in creating new business standards and creative strategy for its clients. Transcendent team upholds its clients in all possible arenas whether it is PR or digital marketing which results in hitting the mind of their target audience. Transcendent Strategy ensures that the right message is delivered to the right audience at the right time.
Over the past one decade, the team has made a unique way that leads them to produce truly world class results for the clients as per their aspiration. The transcendent team members are passionately committed to provide its PR, digital and web services solution as per the client’s requirements. Transcendent team has earned credibility through long term commitment to the clients.
Value 360 Communications is India’s first PR company with a focused approach for early stage business. The Public Relations Company was formed in 2003 with an objective of offering a resolute, practical, and measurable integrated communications programme. It has helped more than 100 brands from across the world to realize their corporate communication requirements. Value 360 helps enterprises to adapt within the multi-faceted and rapidly- shifting ecosystem and are driving their communications to achieve maximum impact.
Value 360 Communication’s approach towards communication is to understand the media space and customizing the communication to have a level playing winning approach. Value 360 Communications helps organizations understand, adapt to and participate effectively in this challenging new communications environment. Value 360 provides a range of dedicated strategic and operational services that allows the clients to communicate effectively with industry analysts.
WE (previously Waggener Edstrom Communications) is a Seattle-based public relations firm often associated with its largest client, Microsoft. The firm was founded in 1983 by Melissa Waggener Zorkin and Pam Edstrom. It acquired Maloney & Fox in 2003, Shout Holdings in 2004, Patzer PR in 2012 and Buchan Consulting also in 2012. WE has four areas of expertise: technology, healthcare, social innovation and consumer.
In September 2015, the company re-branded as WE and announced specialized partners in research (YouGov, Radius Global Market Research, Illuminas); digital marketing (The Garrigan Lyman Group); search marketing (Point It); and a strategic futurist (Play Big Inc.). WE provides PR services for companies including Microsoft, Volvo, ZTE, Allrecipes, Boehringer Ingelheim, VSP, Zoom+, Cole Haan, Pernod Ricard, Lucid and Kymeta.
In 2010 and 2011, Waggener Edstrom opened offices in Africa, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. In May 2012, Waggener acquired Patzer PR, a Munich-based healthcare consultancy. WE has won the Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America and five Bulldog Report awards. In 2010 it was called the Technology Agency of the Decade by The Holmes Report.
Weber Shandwick is an award-winning global public relations and communications agency with a heritage in Asia Pacific stretching back more than 50 years. It has a network of 81 owned offices in 12 markets – together with affiliates and representative firms in other locales – spans India, Greater China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia. Webner Shandwic was established in 1992 and has been playing a leading role in the development of the public relations industry in India, and has been the most awarded PR consultancy in the country since 2005, winning over 73 local and international accolades, including 2011 Indian Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report.
Weber Shandwick’s ‘Poshan’ programme for AgroTech Foods, won the Platinum SABRE Award for Best in Show in 2014. Weber Shandwick India also won the prestigious 2014 IPRA Golden World Award for corporate communications with Pearson’s “Thank Your Teacher” campaign. Weber Shandwick is also a founding member of the Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI). Weber Shandwick is a unit of The Interpublic Group.