Public (UK)

Public was for a while the UK's single biggest regional advertising agency, largely as a result of its work for furniture group DFS, a client for more than 25 years. However, the bulk of that business moved elsewhere in 2011, although Doncaster-based Public still does some local marketing for DFS. Most other clients are also based locally, but the agency's biggest client by far is national bedroom furniture retailer Bensons For Beds. To maximise revenues, Public has widened its offering to include branding, design and other creative services as well as marketing. The agency was established in 1987 by Paul Green as The Publicity Bureau, and is still wholly owned and run by Green and his wife. Nielsen/Campaign estimated billings of 21m for 2015, down from more than 50m in 2009. Annual revenues are under £6.5m annually. Subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.

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