Omnicom notches up UK organic growth of 9%

Omnicom has reported UK revenue of $280m (£171.5m) in its first-quarter results, which reveal the group's net income increased 24% year on year to $201.9m.

John Wren: president and chief executive of Omnicom
John Wren: president and chief executive of Omnicom

The group behind creative agencies DDB and BBDO, and media networks OMD and PHD, grew worldwide revenues by 7.9% to $3.15bn.

Overall organic growth was 5.2%, which was outstripped by the UK's 9.1% rise.

One of Omnicom's big UK wins during the year was the £70m creative account for Virgin Media, which went to DDB and Rapp in May.

In 2010, Omnicom increased net income by 4.4% to $827.7m and revenue by 9% to $12.5bn.

Omnicom is the first of the holding companies to report its first-quarter results, with Publicis Groupe expected to reveal its numbers on Thursday.

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