2012

Net Income Grows 5 Percent at Havas [Updated]

Both net income and revenue climbed at Havas in 2012, in what CEO David Jones described today as a strong year. On a constant currency basis, net income grew 5 percent to $162.6 million, while revenue rose 8 percent to $2.3 billion, according to Havas. The company ended the year with an operating margin of 13.5 percent, up slightly from 13.4 percent in 2011.

Interpublic Sees No Revenue Gain Last Year

Interpublic Group reported no growth in revenue in the fourth quarter and for all of 2012, blaming the “significant impact” of account losses in U.S. operations in 2011 and 2012. Net income, meanwhile, rose 21 percent in the quarter but slipped 16 percent for the year.

Omnicom’s Net Income Grows in Q4

Omnicom Group, boosted by stronger-than-expected organic growth, today reported a net income gain of nearly 13 percent in the last quarter of 2012.

Online Advertising Remains Red Hot

Internet ad spend grew 18 percent year-over-year to nearly $9.3 billion during the third quarter, per the Interactive Advertising Bureau's U.S.-based numbers annou

Editor’s Letter: Get in the Picture

We go through this funny dance as part of our Agency of the Year selections every year, resulting in reports here on the global (Wieden + Kennedy), U.S. (Droga5) and digital (AKQA) winners for 2012.

2012 Voters Are Going Further ‘Off the Grid’

Mitt Romney's digital director, Zac Moffatt, is among those who have pointed to data showing voters in key swing states like Florida and Ohio are watching less live TV and are becoming what campaigns call "off the grid" voters.