ATLANTA (April, 2007)—Jackson Spalding, the Atlanta-based image creation, cultivation and communication firm, was named as “Best Small Agency 2006” by The Holmes Report, a weekly trade publication read by public relations practitioners worldwide. This is the first time an Atlanta-based firm has made the “best of” list. The firm was also #2 nationally among firms of similar size in the publication’s survey of “Best Agencies to Work For,” a list Jackson Spalding has made for the last four years.
Editor Paul Holmes ranks “best” agencies annually in a number of categories, ranging from large multinational operations to boutique firms to agencies serving a targeted niche such as crisis or public affairs. Small agencies recognized by Holmes are agencies billing in the $ 3 million to $10 million range.
Jackson Spalding submitted agency financials and other data as part of the “Best Agency” ranking. Agency personnel completed surveys and submitted them independently for the “Best Agencies to Work For” ranking.
“We are humbled and honored by this recognition,” said Glen Jackson, who co-founded Jackson Spalding in 1995 with Bo Spalding. “Our clients deserve much of the credit because they have encouraged us to grow organically and in new directions, enabling us to build our exceptional JS team and work portfolio.”
The Holmes Report said “…Jackson Spalding has established itself not only as one of the leading independent public relations firms in the southeast… but also as one of the few firms headquartered in that part of the world capable of handling national public relations assignments for some of the region’s largest corporations.”
The firm received the awards on May 8 at the SABRE awards dinner at the New York Sheraton.
Background on the Holmes Report
The Holmes Report is published weekly by The Holmes Group, reaching more than 12,000 readers. The Holmes Group provides competitive insight and intelligence to public relations professionals worldwide.