Omnicom Pays $2.5 Mil. to Foster Diversity

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WASHINGTON Omnicom Group has agreed to pay $2.5 million over five years to promote diversity at advertising agencies and establish a marketing program at Medgar Evers College, according to New York City Council member Larry Seabrook.

An Omnicom representative confirmed that the holding company had made a proposal.

Seabrook disclosed the deal here today at the annual legislative meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, during a session on “Truth in Advertising: How You Are Affected by the Practices of Ad Agencies and Their Clients.”

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