Publicis Groupe Makes India Acquisitions

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By Karen Schwartz Comment

Paris-listed Publicis Groupe has announced its intent to acquire majority stakes in Indian agencies 20:20 Media and 2020Social. Set to become part of MS&L Group, Publicis Groupe’s PR and events network, the two join Indian public relations consultancy Hanmer & Partners, which MS&L acquired in 2007.

20:20 Media is a public relations firm with a staff of over 140 and a focus on technology communications, according to online business magazine www.domain-b.com. 2020Social, meanwhile, is a social media consultancy that primarily serves “C-suite executives, marketers and PR directors.”

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