Olson Engage Named Top Midsized Agency

Two PR Week Awards Continue National-Recognition Run

NEW YORK (March 16, 2018) -- Olson Engage has been named the top midsize PR firm in the U.S.

The firm won two PR Week Awards, including Outstanding Midsize Agency. It’s the second time in four years Olson Engage has won the highly competitive honor, which recognizes firms between $10 million and $65 million in annual revenue. In addition to winning the Outstanding Midsize Agency award in 2014 (when it also won PR Week's overall Agency of the Year award), Olson Engage was a finalist for the honor in 2016 and 2017.

This year, Olson Engage was also awarded “honorable mention” for the overall Agency of the Year honor, which includes agencies of all sizes.

“With 13 straight years of revenue growth, Olson Engage proved yet again to be one of the best and most consistent agencies in the U.S.,” PR Week announced. “Judges were impressed with the firm’s campaign work, with one saying, ‘they killed it.’”

Olson Engage also won the Best Viral award for its work on Paqui’s One-Chip Challenge, which raised awareness of the fledgling chip brand by calling on consumers and media to eat “the world’s spiciest chip.” The agency was also shortlisted in two additional categories.

“It’s tremendously gratifying that the judges are recognizing the impact we’re delivering for our clients every day,” said Bryan Specht, president for Olson Engage. “We’re grateful for the incredible talent of our team and for the confidence of the clients who make work like this possible.”

The wins continue a strong run of national recognition for Olson Engage, which recently won eight Innovation SABRE Awards including Best in Show honors. The firm is also a finalist for two Shorty Awards, which focus on social-media work. In 2017, Olson Engage earned multiple Cannes Lions honors, Shorty Awards and One Show Awards, and was named finalist for the Holmes Report’s Creative Agency of the Year.


Accepting the Outstanding Midsize Agency award
Paqui won big
Paqui won big