ZenithOptimedia Pumps Up Global Ad Forecast

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ZenithOptimedia has upgraded its global forecast for the year, despite soaring oil prices and falling consumer confidence. The U.K.-based media unit of Publicis Groupe now expects major media ad spending to increase by 6.2 percent, up from its 5.7 percent forecast made in July.

“Providing corporate confidence remains favourable—and the message from our network is it will—other threats can actually stimulate ad demand,” the company said.

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