14 May 2020
EM ranked among top 10 fastest-growing agencies in Europe by PRovoke

EM, the leading strategic communications and investor relations advisory for clients in Russia, China and other emerging markets, is named among Europe’s 10 fastest-growing PR agencies in the Global PR Agency Rankings 2020 by PRovoke (previously known as the Holmes Report). In 2019, EM reported an impressive 34% growth in fee income, compared to 6% average growth for the global PR industry overall.

EM ranked among top 10 fastest-growing agencies in Europe by PRovoke

EM was also shortlisted among the 2020 Financial PR Consultancies of the Year by PRovoke, together with Hering Schuppener, Kirchoff Consult, and LLYC.

EM was recognised for its impact on the financial PR and investor relations landscape – in particular in Russia – thanks to its work on capital markets transactions and investor relations, as well as crisis communications, ESG consultancy and reputation management.

PRovoke is one of the most highly respected and credible voices in the global public relations industry. Its Global PR Agency Rankings are the definitive global benchmark of global PR agency size and growth, while the 2020 EMEA PR Consultancies of the Year rankings are the result of an exhaustive research process involving more than 200 submissions and meetings with leading PR firms across the UK, Europe the Middle East and Africa.

Tom Blackwell, CEO and co-founder of EM, said:

“2019 was an excellent year for us. In fact, all years since our MBO in 2013 were impressive, as we posted a compound annual revenue growth rate of around 20%, quadrupled the size of our team and expanded into new markets in China and the US.  But in 2019, everything really fell into place.

“We made more outstanding hires, further expanding our dream team. We became the go-to advisor in Russia for complex international reputation management and crisis mandates. We were virtually the only game in town for Russian capital markets transactions. And we took on ESG and became the number one communications advisor on ESG issues in the Russian market.

“Despite all headwinds, and thanks to our outstanding team, we achieved 34% revenue growth and more than doubled our profits.

“We were delighted to be recognised by PRovoke as one of Europe’s fastest-growing agencies and to be shortlisted among the leading financial PR firms in EMEA. And yet, let’s be clear, we are still just getting started.”