Omnicom Group Inc. Declares Dividend

NEW YORK, May 24, 2016 — The Board of Directors of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) declared a quarterly dividend of 55 cents per outstanding share of the corporation’s common stock. The dividend is payable onJuly 11, 2016 to Omnicom Group common shareholders of record at the close of business on June 13, 2016. 

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company.  Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

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Omnicom Public Relations Group Acquires Rabin Martin, Leading Global Health Strategy Firm

NEW YORK, May 16, 2016— Omnicom Public Relations Group, part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), today announced the acquisition of Rabin Martin, an innovative global health strategy consulting firm working with clients at the intersection of business, philanthropy, policy, and public health to solve some of the world’s largest health challenges. 

Rabin Martin has been a driving force in creating numerous high-profile global health initiatives to improve primary care, treat chronic disease, enhance women’s health and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Their roster of clients includes leading healthcare companies, non-profit organizations, foundations, and universities.  The firm’s long-standing relationships with key public-and private-sector health leaders help to catalyze major improvements in global public health around the globe.  

“Rabin Martin’s deep expertise in global public health strategy and communications will bolster what is already an incredibly strong healthcare offering across our agencies,” said Karen van Bergen, CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group.  “This is an important and growing specialty where we see the opportunity to deliver meaningful strategies for clients on some of the most critical health issues in the world. We’re excited to grow our work in this space in collaboration with Rabin Martin and their talented team of specialists.”

With an accomplished, multi-disciplinary team of professionals located in New York, Los Angeles, London and Geneva, Rabin Martin will continue to be led by Jeffrey L. Sturchio, PhD, President and CEO along with Rebecca Hoppy, Managing Director and Partner and Kate Schachern, Partner.

Sturchio commented, “Joining Omnicom Public Relations Group makes us part of a much larger, worldwide organization and communications powerhouse, which immediately enhances our capabilities to reach patient populations and other audiences on behalf of our clients and their initiatives.  This move greatly strengthens and expands our offering and, in turn, benefits clients and their efforts to improve public health all over the world.” 

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top public relations agencies worldwide – FleishmanHillard, Ketchum and Porter Novelli – and seven specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women and corporate social responsibility. Together it is an organization of more than 6,000 colleagues who provide their expertise to clients across many industries, government agencies, NGOs and non-profits. Omnicom Public Relations Group addresses changing client needs and the growing demand for seamlessly integrated teams through its access to best in class talent across the world and cutting edge offerings that leverage the newest technology.  Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. and a global group of marketing services companies with over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. 

About Rabin Martin

Rabin Martin is a global health strategy consulting firm that helps clients be leaders in improving health and access to global health technologies. We combine our broad networks and expertise in both the private and public sectors to help our clients improve the health of underserved and hard-to-reach populations around the world.  We work with multinational health care companies and large foundations, as well as with leading NGOs and multilateral institutions. For more information, visit www.rabinmartin.com.    

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

Erin Riley Named President of TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles today announced that Erin Riley has been named President of the agency. Riley joins TBWA from San Francisco-based retailer Old Navy, where she served as VP, Marketing and Brand Engagement. She will report to TBWA\Worldwide President and CEO Troy Ruhanen.

“I’ve been hoping to recruit Erin for the last five years, as she was one of the standout brand thinkers in the New York market,” said Ruhanen. “I’m even more pleased to have her join now with her additional years of client experience. Los Angeles is an epicenter of 21st century business and a cornerstone of the TBWA brand. Erin’s appointment is another example of how we have assembled diverse skill sets to serve 21st century brands. And, in a time where many in the agency world are focused on efficiency, we are continuing to build the deepest senior bench, ensuring that we always provide a different perspective at the top and remain focused on critical creative thinking. More to come on our expanded Los Angeles leadership team in the next few weeks.”

Riley, who will join the agency in June, brings a diverse marketing background to TBWA\Chiat\Day, with more than 15 years of experience working in multiple industries and across brand, agency and start-up cultures. Prior to joining Old Navy in 2015, she was VP, Global Marketing for luxury accessories retailer Cole Haan, responsible for overseeing the full spectrum of marketing efforts, including brand strategy, creative development, media and content strategy, agency management, retail/wholesale marketing, social media, PR, and direct response. She is credited with developing sophisticated social campaigns, branded content partnerships and e-commerce strategies that helped to reposition and propel the brand into the future.

Prior to Cole Haan, Riley spent nearly a decade at BBH New York, beginning in account management and eventually rising to lead the department. She was charged with guiding client relationships, setting department standards and cultivating top talent. She also served as Brand and Communications Director for BBH’s ZAG, a brand invention and consulting venture within the agency that specializes in inventing and launching brands for equity. As a member of the agency’s Executive Board, she was also responsible for shaping the macro agenda and driving culture. In her time at BBH, Riley worked across several marquee brands, including Johnnie Walker and Axe, and was instrumental in the launch campaign for ALLY Bank that garnered unprecedented brand popularity and was awarded a Bronze Film Lion at Cannes. She began her career in advertising as an account executive on L’Oreal at McCann and D’Arcy.

TBWA has been at the forefront of empowering female leaders within the company, publicly pledging to increase women in leadership roles across the board by 20% over the next several years. In addition to Riley, the agency has recently hired Nancy Reyes as Managing Director and Trish Schmitt Global Creative Director in the New York office, and Linda Knight as Executive Creative Director in Los Angeles. Riley joins Erica Hoholick, President of TBWA\Media Arts Lab and Jill Nykoliation, President of JuniperPark\TBWA as TBWA office leaders within North America.

“Early in my career, I came upon Disruption Stories and it profoundly shaped how I thought about brand building,” said Riley. “It is an unbelievable privilege to be joining the agency that birthed that philosophy, and a part of the team that is applying it in a distinctly 21st century way. My true passion, whether client or agency side, is building brands that become part of the cultural conversation and reap the resulting commercial rewards. That’s why I instantly connected with TBWA\Chiat\Day’s mission to leverage data, culture, and cultural events to disrupt with relevant and provocative work that drives business.”

About TBWA\Chiat\Day

TBWA\Chiat\Day is part of TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com), a top ten ranked global advertising network that holds Disruption® at its core to develop business-changing ideas for the brands it works with. TBWA has 11,500 employees across 301 offices in 97 countries and also includes brands such as AUDITOIRE, BEING, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and TBWA\WorldHealth. TBWA’s global clients include Accenture, adidas, Apple, Gatorade, GoDaddy, Henkel, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines, Sotheby’s and Vichy. Follow TBWA on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Omnicom Health Group Acquires BioPharm Communications

NEW YORK, May 5, 2016— Omnicom Health Group, the largest healthcare marketing and communications group in the world, and part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), announced today that it has agreed to acquire BioPharm Communications, a leading communications agency that specializes in proprietary, multichannel marketing programs to physicians and healthcare practitioners for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

Established in 2005 in New Hope, Pennsylvania, BioPharm serves 17 of the 25 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

With advanced analytic capabilities, BioPharm creates customized campaigns that enable healthcare clients to effectively target their desired audiences, and to engage them with impactful content and relevant clinical information. The company’s deep portfolio of custom, proprietary multichannel offerings will enhance Omnicom Health Group’s world-class services to solve healthcare communications challenges in highly targeted and responsive ways.

“BioPharm’s technology, database and insights focused on customer relationship management and audience-responsive content will help Omnicom Health Group expand its leadership position in data-driven healthcare marketing,” said Ed Wise, CEO, Omnicom Health Group. “I am very pleased to welcome the entire BioPharm team to Omnicom Health Group.”

Long-time industry veterans and BioPharm co-founders Jeff Persinger and Daniel Egeland will continue in their leadership roles as President and CEO, and EVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, respectively.  In addition, other key executives will maintain their current operating roles including Norm Phillips, Chief Strategy Officer; Steve Carickhoff, Chief Operating Officer; and Lars Nordmann, Head of Analytics.

“We are excited to align with a strategic partner that has the unmatched stature and resources of Omnicom Health Group,” said Persinger.

Egeland added, “This is a strong strategic and cultural fit that we think will allow us and Omnicom Health Group to grow and fortify our leadership position as multichannel marketers for leading healthcare clients.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.

ABOUT OMNICOM HEALTH GROUP

Omnicom Health Group (www.omnicomhealthgroup.com) is a global collective of communications companies with more than 3,200 dedicated healthcare communications specialists. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. Organized around four customer groups—healthcare professionals, patients, payers, and medical, evidence and regulatory stakeholders—Omnicom Health Group serves more than 100 clients in over 55 offices worldwide.Omnicom Health Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. and a global group of marketing services companies with over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: healthcare, public relations, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding, research and advertising.

ABOUT BIOPHARM COMMUNICATIONS

Founded in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 2005, BioPharm Communications (https://www.biopharmcommunications.com) helps brand teams at pharmaceutical and biotech companies execute customized marketing campaigns through a comprehensive portfolio of proprietary program offerings. As part of a customized 360º strategy, BioPharm educates healthcare professionals through the Peer-to-Peer360º suite, differentiates and builds brand awareness through the brand360° campaign approach, and tracks engagement instantly via the Insights360° customer relationship management platform.

ABOUT OMNICOM GROUP INC.

Omnicom Group (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

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