You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Omnicom, Publicis to merge, creating top ad company

New firm will be worth $35.1b

PARIS — Two leading advertising companies, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe, on Sunday announced a merger that would create the world’s biggest family of agencies, with a stock market value of $35.1 billion and 130,000 employees.

The combination of Publicis, based in Paris, and Omnicom of New York would supplant the advertising industry leader, WPP of London.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week