Agency Holding Companies

Havas Reports Organic Growth of 5.1% in 2015 Thanks to European Business

Havas reported another year of strong organic growth under global chief Yannick Bolloré, who took over the Paris-based holding company two years ago. Havas said 2015 organic growth rose 5.1 percent for the second year in a row, up from flat growth in 2013 under previous ma

IPG Creates a Bespoke Ad Agency Team to Help Launch LATAM Airlines

Interpublic is creating a new agency group led by McCann Worldgroup and IPG Mediabrands to work for LATAM Airlines, which is now the largest airline group in Latin America after the consolidation of the LAN and TAM airlines.

Q2 Organic Growth Rises Only 1% at Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe continues to reap the benefits of the strengthening dollar and pound sterling, announcing that second-quarter revenue rose 39 percent to $2.7 billion.

If Iran Sanctions Lift, Will Ad Companies Rush In?

Sir Martin Sorrell, the WPP chief, has called Iran the last great, untapped market for growing his business.

MDC Founder Miles Nadal Quits Amid SEC Investigation

Just how bad are the findings of the SEC's investigation of MDC Partners' founder Miles Nadal?

Omnicom Posts 5.3% Rise in Q2 Organic Revenue

Omnicom, hit by foreign exchange rates, said second-quarter revenue declined 1.7 percent to $3.8 billion. The continuing strength of the U.S. dollar drove revenue down by 7.1 percent or $275 million.

Publicis Chief Maurice Lévy Earned a Mere $3 Million Last Year

Publicis Groupe chief Maurice Lévy earned a modest $3.1 million in compensation last year, a pittance compared with his peers.

WPP Makes Tamara Ingram One of the Highest-Level Female Execs in Advertising

Tamara Ingram, the chief of WPP's Team P&G group, has been promoted to a new post at the English holding company, becoming chief client team officer with oversight of all of WPP's global accounts.

WPP’s Q1 Revenue Was Up 8%, but Holding Company Expects a ‘Demanding Year’ Ahead

The ad industry's largest holding company said its first-quarter profits for 2015 are "well above target" but admitted, "2015 looks to be another demanding year."

3 Teams Reach the Final Round of the Big Sears Holdings Review

Three holding company teams have advanced in Sears Holdings Corp.'s marketing services review. Agency teams from Havas, Publicis Groupe and Interpublic Group made the cut and will be briefed further this week, according to sources. The review encompasses sister brands Sears and Kmart, which collectively spend $560 million in media annually.