Omnicom Group Acquires San Francisco Advertising Agency, EVB

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. has acquired a majority stake in San Francisco-based EVB, a full-service advertising agency specializing in high-end interactive marketing.

Founded in 2000 by CEO Daniel Stein and Executive Creative Director Jason Zada, EVB provides award-winning digital marketing services that develop long- term brand loyalty for clients. In 2006, EVB continued to build on its reputation as a creator of strategic brand experiences that combine entertainment and interactivity. In addition to adding adidas and Kellogg's to its client roster, EVB was awarded two Gold Lions at the International Advertising Festival at Cannes, Best Flash Site at South by Southwest and two Gold and three Silver SF ADDY Awards.

"We are honored to be joining Omnicom, a clear industry leader," said Daniel Stein, CEO of EVB. "Over the last year, EVB has experienced tremendous growth. Joining the Omnicom Group is a spectacular opportunity for EVB to leverage its network of resources and extensive reach as we continue to deliver exceptional work as an online and full-service agency."

"At Omnicom, we recognize that the Internet is a vital and quickly growing component of the marketing mix, and we consider EVB a pioneer in online advertising, creating some of the most engaging brand experiences on the Web today," said John Wren, President and CEO of Omnicom Group Inc. "EVB is a wonderful addition to Omnicom's interactive agency portfolio as we continue to advance our leadership position in the marketplace."

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, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

EVB (http://www.evb.com) is a full-service advertising agency that specializes in using immersive content to create engaging brand experiences. EVB's consumer-centric approach blends strategy with entertainment and interactivity to develop pioneering new marketing campaigns that generate brand awareness, deepen consumer relationships and instill long-term brand loyalty. EVB was founded in 2000 by industry veterans, Daniel Stein and Jason Zada. The company directs online marketing and digital media initiatives for major brands.

SOURCE Omnicom Group Inc.
CONTACT: Pat Sloan of Omnicom, +1-212-415-2109; or Elizabeth McDowell,
+1-415-283-7333, [email protected] for EVB /
/Web site: http://www.omnicomgroup.com /
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