Ogilvy jumps 25 percent in Q3

One firm bucking the trend was Ogilvy Government Relations, which saw third-quarter revenue jump nearly 25 percent, from $4.3 million in the third quarter of 2010 to $5.3 million in the third quarter. The firm also reported a 13 percent growth during the first nine months of 2011 compared with the first nine months of 2010, from $13.2 million to $14.9 million. Ogilvy CEO Drew Maloney tied the growth to signing major new clients including the National Retail Federation ($80,000 in fees). The firm’s biggest client in the third quarter was private equity firm Blackstone Group ($1.25 million) and the law firm Sprenger + Lang ($350,000).