Holmes Report 22 Apr 2017 // 3:20PM GMT
NEW YORK — PR firms within Interpublic Group's CMG division, which include Weber Shandwick, Golin, DeVries and Current, have reported mid-single-digit organic growth for Q1 2016.
The continued solid performance was led by Golin and DeVries, which recorded double-digit organic growth in the quarter. Overall, Weber Shandwick registered low single-digit organic growth, compared to high-single digit organic growth in 1Q 2016.
"Weber Shandwick had particularly strong growth in international markets including Japan, Mexico, Germany, France, the UK, and Korea," said Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky. "Our collaborative culture continues to help us deliver on new opportunities in the converging marketing services landscape across geographies and capabilities, including creative, social, digital, analytics and strategy."
The results mark Weber Shandwick's 29th consecutive quarter of organic growth, which included mid-single-digit organic growth for 2016.
Polansky added that Weber Shandwick’s healthcare and consumer marketing practices, and its digital, content marketing and social media teams continued to be key growth drivers.