Global Reporting Initiative Reports

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IPG operates in all major world markets – our companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialized communications disciplines.

Interpublic group is a global provider of marketing solutions.

Through our 50,200 employees in all major world markets, our companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.

IPG agencies create customized marketing programs for many of the world’s largest companies through our comprehensive global services. The work our agencies produce helps clients build brands, increase sales of their products and services and gain market share.

The work we provide clients is specific to their unique needs. Our solutions vary from project-based activity involving one agency to long-term, fully integrated campaigns created by multiple IPG agencies working together. With offices in over 100 countries, we can operate in a single region, or deliver globally integrated programs.

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Interpublic is home to some of the world’s best-known and most innovative communications specialists. We have three global networks: McCann Worldgroup, Foote, Cone & Belding (“FCB”) and MullenLowe Group, which provide integrated, large-scale advertising and marketing solutions for clients. Our global media services companies include UM and Initiative, which operate under the IPG Mediabrands umbrella. We also have a range of best-in-class global specialized communications assets as well as premier domestic integrated and digital agencies that are industry leaders.

McCann Worldgroup is a leading global marketing solutions network united across 100+ countries by a single vision: to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. The network is comprised of agencies that emphasize creativity, innovation and performance. The global components of McCann Worldgroup are McCann, one of the world’s largest advertising agency networks; MRM//McCann, a digital marketing and relationship management agency; Momentum Worldwide, a brand experience agency; McCann Health, a professional and direct-to-consumer health communications network; ChaseDesign, a shopper marketing specialist; PMK-BNC, the talent, entertainment and brand agency; and CRAFT, the network’s global adaptation and production arm. UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations) and FutureBrand (consulting/design) align with McCann Worldgroup to deliver fully integrated solutions.

FCB is a global marketing communications company. Based on an understanding of diversified markets and cultures, FCB focuses on creating “Never Finished” ideas for clients that reflect each brand’s past and anticipate its future. FCB also offers a range of best-in-class, integrated and specialist marketing capabilities: FCB Health, one of the world’s most awarded healthcare marketing networks; shopper-first agency FCB/RED; design agency Chute Gerdeman; experiential agency FCBX; production studios Lord + Thomas and FuelContent; CRM agency FCB/SIX; and digital agencies New Honor Society and HelloComputer.

MullenLowe Group is a creatively-driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. A global creative boutique of distinctive agencies, MullenLowe Group is rich in local culture and scale, present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies. With a hyperbundled operating model, global specialties include expertise in brand strategy, through-the-line advertising with MullenLowe; digital transformation with MullenLowe Profero; media and communications planning and buying with MullenLowe Mediahub; customer experience activation with MullenLowe Open; and consumer and corporate PR with MullenLowe PR and MullenLowe Salt. The group is focused on delivering an “Unfair Share of Attention” for clients and is consistently ranked among the most awarded creative and effective agency networks in the world, having topped the Effie Index as the most effective global network in terms of points per dollar of revenue for the past seven consecutive years.

IPG Mediabrands manages IPG’s global media-related assets and oversees marketing investment for many of the world’s most iconic brands. The agency group delivers business results for clients by providing strategic counsel and advisory services to navigate the fast-evolving consumer and media landscape. These solutions are developed and executed through integrated, data-driven marketing strategies. IPG Mediabrands’ expansive network of agencies includes UM, Initiative, Cadreon, Orion Worldwide and Reprise as well as specialty business units including Healix, Identity, IPG Media Lab, MAGNA and Rapport. The specialist agencies focus on media innovation, forecasting, product development, branded content, emerging technology, mobile, search and social, out-of-home and more.

We also have exceptional global marketing specialists across a range of disciplines. Our industry-leading public relations agencies such as Weber Shandwick, Golin, DeVries Global, Creation and Current Marketing have expertise in every significant area of communication management. Jack Morton is a global brand experience agency, and FutureBrand is a leading brand consultancy. Octagon is a global sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency. Our digital specialist agencies, led by R/GA, Huge and MRM//McCann, are among the industry’s most award-winning digital agencies. Our premier healthcare communications specialists reside within our global creative networks.

Our domestic integrated independent agencies include some of advertising’s most recognizable and storied agency brands, including Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday and The Martin Agency. The marketing programs created by these agencies incorporate all media channels, CRM, public relations and other marketing activities and have helped build some of the most powerful brands in the U.S., across all sectors and industries.

We list approximately 100 of our companies on our website under the “Our Agencies” section, with descriptions, case studies, social media channels and office locations for each. To learn more about our broad range of capabilities, visit our website at