Omnicom Group's DAS Expands Healthcare Research and Communications Portfolio in Europe via Adelphi Worldwide

NEW YORK, Nov 01, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Adelphi Worldwide, part of Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), announced today that it has invested in the Cologne-based healthcare communications agency Face to Face GmbH.

The partnership will extend the service capabilities of Face to Face into market research and strategic communications. Adelphi, which recently announced the acquisition of Elsevier's UK based Excerpta Medica, further increases its global and local market presence through the deal.

In addition to acquiring Excerpta and establishing the Face to Face partnership, Adelphi announced the launch of the new German domestic market research agency Adelphi Germany in July of this year.

Face to Face is known for delivering innovative and highly creative solutions to the German healthcare sector and other industries. It offers internal and external communication programs through its team of marketing and communications, healthcare, travel and hospitality management executives.

"We are delighted with the formation of this new and exciting partnership," Adelphi CEO Stuart Cooper said. "The management group of Face to Face, led by founders Dr. Gerd Wirtz and Anett Coerper, has created a singularly creative and innovative company in the healthcare agency space. We look forward to enhanced business opportunities for many years to come for both Face to Face and Adelphi through this union of like-minded partners."

Dr. Wirtz added, "The new partnership offers an exceptional service approach: The combination of methodological expertise and knowledge in strategic live communication incombination with integrated communications and international reach."

Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) ( 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.

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