WPP 2007 revenue totals $12.4B, PR up 8.2%

LONDON: WPP Group announced 2007 revenue of approximately $12.4 billion, up 13.6% from the previous year. Operating profit totaled approximately $1.6 billion, up 8.5%. Public relations and public affairs accounted for 10.5% of total revenue and saw like-for-like growth in revenue of 8.2%. Profits rose 20%. Hill & Knowlton, Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Public Strategies, and the UK firms Finsbury and Clarion were cited by WPP as posting “particularly strong” results.

LONDON: WPP Group announced 2007 revenue of approximately $12.4 billion, up 13.6% from the previous year. Operating profit totaled approximately $1.6 billion, up 8.5%. Public relations and public affairs accounted for 10.5% of total revenue and saw like-for-like growth in revenue of 8.2%. Profits rose 20%. Hill & Knowlton, Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Public Strategies, and the UK firms Finsbury and Clarion were cited by WPP as posting “particularly strong” results.

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