The consultancy came out top of the 2010 survey, with a total fee-income of £34m, compared to the £38.4m it reported when it claimed the top spot last year.
AKQA returns to make it to the second spot, with a fee-income of £30.9m, while Radley Yeldar comes in third – up from sixth last year – with a fee-income of £12.1m.
Last year’s second- and third-placed consultancies, Red Bee Media and Gensler, have not entered this year. Red Bee Media was barred from entering, as it is part of a global group.
Figtree has reported the highest growth in fee-income over the past year, at 43 per cent, with Boxer reporting a 39 per cent growth Pancentric Digital reporting a 36 per cent growth.
Impact IM has seen the biggest drop in feeincome – down by 48 per cent – while Brinkworth has reported at 45 per cent drop and Conran & Partners a 43 per cent drop.
There has been a fee-income fall across the whole table of 13 per cent, to give an income total of £359m this year for Top 100 groups.
However, consultancies are bullish about the coming year, with 31 groups in the table predicting a fee-income increase of 20 per cent or more over the next 12 months.
Alloy and Spring are the most bullish groups, both predicting a fee-income increase of 60 per cent over the next year, while Pod 1 is predicting a fee-income increase of 40 per cent.
The full rankings and analysis are published in the Top 100 supplement, with this issue