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Interpublic Agencies Receive Top Honors from Advertising Age and Adweek

NEW YORK, Jan 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Interpublic (NYSE: IPG) announced that its agencies have posted outstanding results in the lists of top industry honors released yesterday by leading trade publications Advertising Age and Adweek. The holding company's performance, across a variety of marketing specialties, including advertising, public relations, digital and media, was among the top in its peer set.

"Every day is an opportunity to come up with great ideas and help grow our clients' business. Our group of best-in-class agencies did just that, over the course of a very challenging year in 2009," said Michael Roth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer or Interpublic Group. "We're very proud of their achievements as it's a true testament to our competiveness in the marketplace. And we believe that, as a broader economic turnaround takes hold, IPG is well positioned in terms of the strength and vitality of our professional offering."

While many IPG agencies received awards for their work over the course of 2009, notable recognition in yesterday's US press includes:

  • The Martin Agency: Adweek "US Agency of the Year"
  • R/GA: Adweek "Digital Agency of the Year"
  • UM: Adweek "US Media Agency of the Year"
  • Draftfcb: Ad Age "A-List"
  • The Martin Agency: Ad Age "A-List"
  • UM: Ad Age "Comeback Agency of the Year"
  • Weber Shandwick: Ad Age "A-List"
  • Deutsch LA: Ad Age "Next in Line"
  • Gotham: Ad Age "Ones to Watch"
  • HUGE, Inc.: Ad Age "Ones to Watch"
  • R/GA: Ad Age "Next in Line"

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, Magna, McCann Erickson, Momentum, MRM Worldwide, Octagon, Universal McCann and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell-Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe & Partners Company; Hill Holliday; Mullen; The Martin Agency and R/GA. For more information, please visit http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.interpublic.com&esheet=6155638&lan=en_US&anchor=www.interpublic.com&index=1&md5=7b5bef601a784032898d0c32574bb664.

SOURCE: Interpublic

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