Ad Age Agency Report 2021: Rankings and analysis

Ad Age Agency Report is an annual ranking and analysis of advertising and marketing-services agencies. The report includes rankings based on U.S. and worldwide revenue. We have published Ad Age Agency Report every year since 1945.

We published Ad Age Agency Report 2021 on May 3, 2021.

A portion of the report appeared in Ad Age’s May 3, 2021, print edition. Ad Age Datacenter subscribers have exclusive access to the complete report online. Exclusive online content includes:

Agency Family Trees 2021, a database of the world’s 25 largest agency companies with profiles, agency holdings, financial facts and links to related content.
Expanded rankings of agencies by discipline, downloadable in Excel.
Fast facts and figures on more than 400 agencies and networks.

How to subscribe to Ad Age Datacenter:

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Call 877-320-1721
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Explore Ad Age’s Agency Family Trees 2021 database


Quick access to agency profiles, data, articles and links. See what the agencies have to say about themselves.

Annual industry overview

Analysis: For agencies, it’s morning again in America … maybe
U.S. agency revenue tumbled 6.8% in 2020, the second-sharpest drop in the history of Agency Report. But business is coming back in 2021 amid a resurgent economy.
By Bradley Johnson

What’s coming next for agencies
Agency leaders assess the state of the agency business and emerging opportunities as the advertising market rebounds.
By Bradley Johnson

Graphics and tables include:

Digital’s share of U.S. agency revenue
Organic revenue growth for major agency companies
Growth by agency discipline


Agency rankings in Excel with links to Agency Family Trees 2021 database. The Excel sheet includes tabs with rankings for:

Agency companies

World’s 25 largest agency companies

Consolidated agency networks

World’s 25 largest consolidated agency networks

Ad agencies

World’s 10 largest ad agencies
25 largest U.S. ad agencies

CRM/direct marketing networks

World’s 10 largest CRM/direct marketing networks
25 largest U.S. CRM/direct marketing networks


World’s 15 largest digital networks
15 largest U.S. digital networks

Experiential/event marketing networks

15 largest U.S. experiential/event marketing networks

Health care agency networks

25 largest U.S. health care agency networks


World’s five largest media network groups
World’s 15 largest media agency networks
15 largest U.S. media agency networks


25 largest U.S. promotion agency networks

Public relations

World’s 10 largest public relations agency networks
25 largest U.S. public relations agency networks

Largest U.S. agencies from all disciplines

U.S. agencies A to Z: Fast facts, top executives and links to agency websites.

About Agency Report, archive, more information

About Agency Report 2021 including methodology.

Agency Report archive: 1998 to present.

Agency Report Questionnaires
Ad Age’s Agency Report Questionnaires are available here. If your agency missed the deadline for Agency Report 2021, fill out the questionnaire and email it to [email protected] We’ll add you to our database. Questionnaires for the spring 2022 report will be available here in January 2022.

To order a copy of Ad Age’s May 3, 2021, print edition including the print version of Ad Age Agency Report and Agency Family Trees pullout poster, email [email protected]

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