first half

Big Markets Drive Profit Growth at IPG

Net income at Interpublic Group grew significantly in both the second quarter and first half of the year, amid modest revenue growth.

Ad Spending Growth Declined in the Second Quarter

Ad spending growth in the U.S. slowed significantly in the second quarter, according to a report from Kantar Media.

Publicis Groupe Posts Weak Results

Publicis Groupe delivered disappointing second-quarter and first-half results, with chief Maurice Lévy saying 2014 will “be a difficult year.”

Omnicom’s Net Income Grew 13% in Q2

Omnicom Group generated net income of more than $318 million in the second quarter, up 13 percent from the same period last year.Revenue for the quarter grew 6 percent to $3.87 billion, exceeding the estimates of Wall Street analysts, who had projected revenue of $3.74 to $3.82 billion, according to Yahoo Finance.

IPG’s Net Income More Than Tripled in the First Half

Interpublic Group's net income more than tripled in the first half of the year, thanks to solid revenue and earnings growth in the second quarter.Second-quarter net income grew 24 percent to $99.4 million, from $79.9 million in the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter grew 5 percent to $1.85 billion.

Net Income Declines at IPG

Profits at Interpublic Group declined in the both the second quarter and first half of 2013, despite revenue growth. The company blamed costs associated with new-business efforts and softness in continental Europe, particularly in June.

Net Income Grows Modestly at Omnicom

Omnicom Group achieved modest profits in the second quarter and first half of this year amid low single-digit revenue growth.For the quarter, net income and revenue grew 2 percent to $289.5 million and $3.63 billion, respectively, Omnicom reported today.