Interpublic’s PR revenues rose at a “double-digit clip” during the fourth-quarter, bolstered by strong results in the U.S., Brazil and across Asia, according to Andy Polansky, CEO of Weber Shandwick, PR flagship of the communications combine.
Huntsworth today reported a 0.9 percent dip in first-half revenues due to continued declines at its Grayling flagship, which accounts for 45 percent of group activity, and consumer-oriented Red (eight percent).
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MDC Partners, parent to PR units like Allison+Partners and Kwittken + Company, reported third quarter revenue climbed 8.7% to $289M on strong organic growth (+9.3%) and net new business wins (+$34.2M).
WPP reported third quarter revenue grew 5% on a like-for-like basis to £2.68B ($4.3B), although PR and public affairs continued to lag other operations and fell 0.9% to £229M ($371M) in a "weak quarter" for the segment.
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