How Well Does The PR Industry Promote Itself In Asia Pacific?
Dow Jones Insight Analysis Ranks Coverage of Large Agencies Across The Region
How effective are the region’s leading public relations firms at promoting and managing their own brands? Using the Dow Jones Insight media analysis tool, Dow Jones measured the media coverage of the world’s public relations firms, compiling a list of the large firms that generated the most media attention in Asia Pacific for the past 12 month of April 2010 to March 2011. Of the firms examined in the region, Burson-Marsteller, Hill & Knowlton and Ogilvy PR drew top media coverage volumes. This analysis measured large PR firms’ coverage in traditional media outlets.
Interestingly, out of these top three only Ogilvy got awarded by The Holmes Report’s recent Agency-of-the-Year ranking – in the “Digital Consultancy of the Year” category.
Asia Top Three: Burson Marsteller, Hill & Knowlton and Ogilvy
Dow Jones designated firms with more than $50 million in annual fee income as large. For this first-of-its-kind analysis, Dow Jones Insight compared English media coverage for the key Asia Pacific markets Australia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia in the past 12 months. Solely negative, issue-related media coverage was excluded.
Lars Voedisch is a media consultant based in Singapore.