Omnicom revenues across its PR operations jumped 6.2% in the second quarter to $357M as overall revenues at the marketing conglomerate climbed 6.4% to nearly $3.9B.
OMC, which owns PR firms like Ketchum, FleishmanHillard, Porter Novelli and Mercury, said PR was up 4.3% for the first half on revenues of $682.5M. Q2 PR gains were 4.1% on an organic basis.
Omnicom net income rose 12.3% to $325.2M for the quarter. North American revenues rose 6.6% to $2.2B, while Europe climbed 8.3% to $1.1B, Asia Pacific saw a 3% rise to $401.5M and Latin American inched up 1.7% to $112.7M.
Advertising rose 10.9% to top $1.9B, while its customer relationship management division (Interbrand, Star Marketing, Washington Speakers Bureau) posted a 3% gain to $1.3B.
Acquisition expenditures for the first half hit $114.9M, including Germany-based ad agency heimat and London's brand and retail strategy firm Haygarth in the second quarter.
OMC in May scuttled its merger with Publicis.
Omnicom debt is $4B against $1.5B in cash and investments.