Interpublic posted a 1.5 percent growth in Q3 revenues to $2.3B and a 4.9 percent rise in net income to $251.8M. Organic growth jumped 5.6 percent.
CEO Philippe Krakowsky said gains were made in all of Interpublic’s world regions, driven by contributions across its portfolio.
“Embedding digital across the portfolio and adding a layer of data and tech to our offerings have been important parts of our playbook, as has our commitment to strong agency brands and industry-leading talent,” he said.
Despite the uncertain macroeconomic and geopolitical outlook, Krakowsky boosted the firm’s full-year organic growth projection to 7 percent.
Interpublic’s specialized communications group, which includes Weber Shandwick, Golin, Current Global, Rogers & Cowan/PMK, United Minds, DeVries Global and DXTRA Health, showed 4.4 growth to $344.9M for the quarter and a 7.8 percent advance organically.
For the nine-month, the group shattered the billion mark as revenues were up 7.9 percent and 10.4 percent organically.