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2010-05-10 02:23:00

PARIS, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Publicis Groupe announces that it purchased from Dentsu Inc. on May 10, 2010, in order to cancel them, a block of 7,500,000 of its own shares for a total price of EUR 217,500,000, or EUR 29 per share. As provided in the original agreement, Dentsu Inc. has the possibility to sell a part of its shares provided it first notifies Mrs Elisabeth Badinter, who gave Publicis Groupe the benefit of her right of first offer. The Supervisory...

2010-04-29 01:29:00

PARIS, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Publicis Groupe today announced it has acquired the remaining capital of Beijing-based agency, W&K, thereby increasing its ownership to 100%. In November 2008, the Groupe had acquired a majority stake in W&K, creating Leo Burnett / W&K Beijing Advertising Co., Ltd. The agency will now be renamed Leo Burnett Beijing Communications Co., Ltd. Over the past year and a half, the local management was considerably strengthened with...

2010-04-26 02:07:00

PARIS, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Publicis Groupe on June 1st, the shareholders will be asked to re-elect Sophie Dulac, Helene Ploix, Michel Cicurel, Amaury de Seze and Gerard Worms to the Supervisory Board for a six-year term of office expiring after the Ordinary General Meeting to approve the 2015 financial statements. Monique Bercault, whose term of office is also about to expire, has decided not to seek re-election....

2010-04-22 01:20:00

- Revenue: EUR 1,162 million - Growth (as published): +8.1% - Organic growth: +3.1% - Net New Business: USD 1.2 billion - Maurice Levy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe "The numbers published by Publicis today exceed even our most optimistic forecasts. To be back to published growth of over 8% and organic growth in excess of 3% is truly satisfying. Digital activities grew more than 15% and now account for 27% of our revenue. Our first-quarter revenue and the...

2010-04-13 05:45:00

NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MS&LGroup, one of the world's leading communications firms, has named CNBC pharmaceuticals correspondent Mike Huckman SVP, Director of Media Strategy in the firm's Healthcare practice. Huckman, an award-winning journalist, will provide senior level media counsel to MS&LGroup healthcare clients, contribute to new business development and serve as a thought leader in the healthcare PR arena. Huckman joined CNBC in September 2000 and covered the...

2010-04-12 11:00:00

BOSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected Digitas (www.digitas.com) as interactive agency of record (AOR). Digitas will work with Goodyear's other agency roster members to help continue generating demand for Goodyear brands. The selection was made following a formal review. As interactive AOR, Digitas will develop a transformational, unified consumer web platform and handle all digital assignments including consumer web, digital marketing,...

2010-04-12 11:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- MS&LGroup North America, one of the world's leading communications firms, has partnered with the George Washington University Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) to help build a deeper understanding of the connection between management strategies and preventing climate change. The firm is sponsoring a $5,000 prize to the graduate-level student group that presents the best analysis of how management systems can contribute to leadership that...

2010-04-09 10:23:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Inc., the 2010 Network Computing "Company of the Year", has selected Digitas (www.digitas.com) to handle digital assignments including creative and strategy. The world leading IT management software and solutions company made this selection following a formal review. "Digitas brings a new level of understanding to our marketing. They are diligent in listening to and deeply understanding the needs of our different customer and prospect audiences," said...

2010-04-07 09:15:00

BOSTON, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Heath Rudduck, Executive Creative Director, Digitas, (www.digitas.com) today announced the hiring of Dave Nottoli as Senior Vice President/Head of Account Planning for the agency's Boston office. Reporting to Rudduck, Nottoli will oversee planning across the region's client base and will play a key role in new business efforts. He replaces Chris England, who recently moved to London as Global Strategic Planning Director for the agency. "Dave is a true...

2010-04-06 11:38:00

PARIS, April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Publicis Groupe announced today that it has acquired Toronto-based In-Sync, a recognized thought leader in the customer insight space. In-Sync will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). In-Sync, with 75 employees, is a market research consultancy offering a fully integrated suite of innovative, quantitative and qualitative branded products to top biopharma companies worldwide. The acquisition of In-Sync will...


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