Omnicom posts 3.8% organic growth in Q1

The strength of the U.S. dollar continued to suppress revenue growth at Omnicom Group in the first quarter: revenues worldwide were up just 0.9% to about $3.5 billion. The company said currency fluctuations in the first quarter cost it about $97 million in top line growth. Organic growth, which excludes the impact of currency fluctuations, acquisitions and asset sales, was better — up 3.8% globally and 4.5% in the North America market, which accounts for 61% of the company’s business

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Publicis lags behind its peers in organic growth for 2015

Publicis Groupe continues to lag behind its peers in organic growth for 2015. Today the company reported just 0.7% organic growth (which excludes the impact of currency fluctuations, acquisitions and asset sales) for the third quarter and 1% for the first nine months.By comparison, Omnicom posted growth of 6.1% for Q3 and 5.5% for the first nine months.

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TBWA plans up to six acquisitions in SA

Omnicom’s TBWA is looking at as many as six more acquisitions spread out over the next four quarters. This is according to Derek Bouwer, ‎CEO at TBWA\South Africa. The Omnicom-owned group, says Bouwer, is taking a different approach from rivals WPP and Publicis in its acquisition strategy. At the end of 2013, TBWA acquired 80% […]

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Mad men get worked up over ad trading desks

For the world’s largest marketing services companies such as WPP, Publicis and Omnicom, buying and selling online advertising space has become a lucrative business. But the agency groups face a growing problem: many advertisers are worried that they are being exploited by opaque business practices

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Omnicom’s Rapp Acquires UK’s Haygarth

Omnicom’s Rapp has acquired Haygarth, a United Kingdom-based brand and retail agency. Haygarth employs 110 people and will remain a separate company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands RAPP’s capabilities to provide marketing and communications services across the customer experience spectrum. Now, Rapp will combine Haygarth’s expertise in digital retail shopper […]

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Omnicom's Rapp Acquires UK's Haygarth

Omnicom’s Rapp has acquired Haygarth, a United Kingdom-based brand and retail agency. Haygarth employs 110 people and will remain a separate company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands RAPP’s capabilities to provide marketing and communications services across the customer experience spectrum. Now, Rapp will combine Haygarth’s expertise in digital retail shopper […]

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