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Ukraine unrest hits ZenithOptimedia adspend forecasts

Ukraine unrest hits ZenithOptimedia adspend forecasts

ZenithOptimedia, the Publicis Groupe media network, has downgraded its global ad forecast as a result of disruption to trade and investment caused by tension over Ukraine.

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