The Top 15 worldwide holding companies


Position Agency Headquarters
1995 revenues change 1995 billings change
1 WPP Group PLC London
$ 3,134,700 12.8% $ 22,769,700 12.3%
2 Omnicom Group Inc. New York
2,586,023 17.1% 20,225,575 17.4%
3 Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. New York
2,443,009 10.7% 16,858,336 10.9%
4 Dentsu Inc. Tokyo
2,004,358 21.1% 14,635,196 18.7%
5 Young & Rubicam Inc. New York
1,197,527 14.4% 9,857,602 22.8%
6 Cordiant PLC London
1,179,700 -1.8% not available N/A
7 Hakuhodo Inc. Tokyo
961,142 29.1% 6,933,827 25.0%
8 Havas Advertising Paris
918,542 11.9% 6,863,440 11.3%
9 Grey Advertising Inc. New York
878,200 10.3% 5,882,700 10.4%
10 Leo Burnett Worldwide Inc. Chicago
805,865 19.0% 5,386,735 17.3%
11 D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Inc. New York
647,003 6.3% 5,766,202 8.0%
12 True North Communications Inc. Chicago
439,050 8.7% 7,510,000 6.7%
13 BDDP Worldwide Paris
314,056 6.4% 2,260,745 11.3%
14 Bozell, Jacobs, Kenyon & Eckhardt Inc. New York
291,000 24.3% 2,325,000 22.7%
15 GGT Group PLC London
110,939 7.9% 1,157,598 10.4%
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