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Teneo Acquires KPMG Unit

Tue, Mar. 29, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

TeneoTeneo has acquired KPMG’s restructuring unit in Bermuda, a deal that bolsters its financial advisory operations to more than 350 staffers.

Stagwell Posts 'Breakthrough Year'

Tue, Mar. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennStagwell Inc today reported Q4 revenues jumped 95.5 percent to $611.9M while full-year results improved 65.5 percent to $1.5B as the firm completed the integration of MDC Partners on Aug. 2.

WPP Charts 12.1% Spurt in '21 Revenues

Thu, Feb. 24, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP chief Mark Read reported a 12.1 percent jump in 2021 revenues to $13.8B due to a strong demand for digital marketing, media, e-commerce and technology services.

Tax Changes for 2022

Wed, Feb. 16, 2022

By Dominic Rovano

Dominic RovanoChanges in business during the pandemic, along with new government programs, have created many money-saving opportunities for public relations and marketing firms.

Interpublic Posts 15% Jump in Q4 Revenues

Thu, Feb. 10, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Philippe KrakowskyInterpublic posted a 15 percent jump in Q4 revenues to $2.9B as the firm helped clients adapt and enhance their businesses to meet the opportunities of the digital economy. (Updated)

Omnicom's Q4 Growth Inches Ahead 2.6%

Wed, Feb. 9, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom CEO John Wren reports Q4 growth of 2.6 percent to $3.9B and operating profit showed a 1.3 percent uptick to $622.5M. (Updated)

360PR+ Acquires CRC

Tue, Feb. 8, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Cindy Riccio360PR+ has acquired New York lifestyle shop CRC, which was launched in 2007 by Cindy Riccio to work in the personal care, beauty, health & wellness, food, tech and home goods categories.

Publicis Posts 8.8% 2021 Growth

Thu, Feb. 3, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe chalked up 8.8 percent growth in net revenues for 2021 to a record $13.3B. It will reward 35K salaried staffers a bonus of a week's pay for their "outstanding efforts" during the 24 months of COVID-19.

BerlinRosen Gets Cash Infusion

Fri, Jan. 21, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

BerlinRosenO2 Investment Partners has taken an investment position in New York-based BerlinRosen to power its next phase of growth.

Navigating Labor Shortages and Rising Costs

Mon, Dec. 20, 2021

By Dominic Rovano

Dominic RovanoThe COVID-19 pandemic has upended labor market dynamics, creating an economy-wide shortage of workers. For public relations and marketing firms, wages are the single biggest cost, and rising labor costs are hitting them hard.

FTI Consulting Makes Bold Move

Tue, Dec. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BOLDFTI Consulting has acquired Bold, a restructuring, transactions, digital advisory firm in the Netherlands with 31 billable staffers.

AbMac Works Panera Brands' IPO

Tue, Nov. 9, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

PaneraAbernathy McGregor represents European investment firm JAB Holdings as it slates an initial public offering for its Panera Brands unit composed of Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Finn Partners Acquires Anthology Marketing Group

Mon, Nov. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Dennis ChristiansonFinn Partners has acquired Anthology Marketing Group, the 86-member Honolulu-based integrated marketing communications shop with a robust travel and tourism practice.

WPP Records 15.7% Q3 Growth

Thu, Oct. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP CEO Mark Read recorded a 15.7 percent growth in Q3 revenues (less pass-through costs) to $3.6B as clients across the board hiked investments in marketing, especially digital media and eCommerce services.

FTI Consulting Posts 31% Surge in Q3 PR Revenues

Thu, Oct. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting’s strategic communications unit posted a 31.1 percent jump in Q3 revenues to $69.4M, driven by a robust demand for its corporate reputation and PA services.

Interpublic Reports Robust 15.7% Q3 Growth

Thu, Oct. 21, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Philippe KrakowskyInterpublic reported Q3 revenues rose 15.7 percent to $2.3B as it registered solid gains across all operating sectors and geographic regions. Organic growth jumped 15.0 percent. (Updated)