Strong Q4 Propels Publicis Growth

Publicis last week reported that organic growth in 2003 was 2 percent, factoring out the absorption of Bcom3. The Paris-based holding company said it had an especially strong fourth quarter, with organic growth up 5.2 percent to nearly $1.4 billion compared with the same period in 2002. Publicis posted a 32 percent gain in full-year 2003 global revenue to about $4.95 billion compared with the previous year.