About Us

The Holmes Group is dedicated to proving and improving the value of public relations, by providing insight, knowledge and recognition to public relations professionals.

The Holmes Group was founded in 2000 by Paul Holmes (pholmes@holmesreport.com), publisher and CEO, who has more than two decades of experience writing about and evaluating the public relations business and consulting with both public relations firms and their clients.

The Holmes Group delivers against its mission by providing the most sophisticated reporting and analysis on public relations trends and issues.

Products include:

  • The holmesreport.com website, a comprehensive source of knowledge and information about the public relations business, including an extensive body of knowledge that includes case histories, original research and reporting;
  • A global email newsletter that provides coverage of the global public relations industry;
  • Annual Report Cards on the public relations business in North America, the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, and Asia-Pacific, providing credible, independent profiles of more than leading 400 public relations firms each year.
  • The world’s largest and most sought after public relations awards competition, the SABRE Awards, which recognizes Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation in North America, EMEA and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The World PR Report, the only benchmark of global PR industry size and trends, which also includes a ranking of the world's top 250 PR firms and a survey of key trends affecting the PR consultancy sector.
  • The annual Crisis Review of the lessons learned from the biggest corporate PR crises of the year
  • The Influence 100, which identifies, researches and profiles the 100 most powerful in-house communicators in the world.
  • Our annual Trends Forecast.
  • The Creativity channel, which showcases some of the most innovative public relations work the industry has to offer. In addition, the resource features the results from the Holmes Report’s Creative Index and Creative Survey projects.

At the Holmes Group, Paul Holmes heads a leadership team that includes:

Arun Sudhaman - Partner and Editor-in-Chief
arun@holmesreport.com

Greg Drury - Partner and President, US Operations
gdrury@holmesreport.com

Aarti Shah - Senior Editor
aarti@holmesreport.com

Annabel Davis - Chief Internet Officer

Celeste Picco - Chief Administrative Officer
cpicco@holmesreport.com

Amanda Busby - UK Administration

Jacquelyn Davis- Photography Intern

 

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