America's top consulting firms for thought leadership

Thought leadership is an important part of any consulting firm’s client strategy, as creating insightful research helps firms and their consultants cement their reputation and legitimacy. Meet the consulting firms in the US with the best thought leadership.

Every year, US based consulting firms create thought leadership of all types, ranging from in-depth research reports and white papers to methodologies, insights, blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts. The aim of thought leadership is to inform business leaders and stakeholders by delivering insights of value to them, in the process helping consulting firms with establishing themselves as an authority on a topic and with building a relationship with their readers.

Consultancies create thought leadership across all areas of expertise, including strategy, leadership, management, organisation, finance, digital, human capital and operations, and across all sectors, spanning automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, government and the public sector, healthcare, professional services, retail, technology and telecom.

Consultancy.org assesses 500+ pieces of thought leadership produced by consulting firms globally per year, and our team in the US follows the developments in the regional market. Based on our unique database, we present a list of the consulting firms that excel in thought leadership quality, impact, reach and volume.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top firms for thought leadership in the American consulting industry:

1.
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. Now in our sixth decade, we continue not only to grow but also to embody...
2.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
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Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
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Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
5.
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
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Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across a...
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EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the wo...
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Strategy&
Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists, committed to helping you seize essential advantage by working alongside you to solve your toughest problems, and capture your greatest opportuniti...
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Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. We are an acknowledged thought leader in linking strategy, innovation and transformation in technology-intensive and converging in...
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Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
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Maine Pointe
Maine Pointe is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. This is achiev...
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Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
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North Highland
North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, an...
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OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
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Trianz
Trianz simplifies digital evolutions of companies from strategy through execution. Leveraging its global digital transformation database of over 1.5 million datapoints, Trianz provides digital maturi...
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