Nasdaq said Friday morning that the deal, subject to customary approvals, will make it a global leader in news release distribution.
The group contains Weber Shandwick and Golin, as well as other agencies such as Jack Morton and Octagon. Weber CEO Andy Polansky said the PR firms registered high-single-digit organic growth for the year and Q4.
Anders Kempe has left Publicis Groupe after nine years as president of EMEA for MSLGroup, with the firm's chief executive saying it was unrelated to the recent restructuring of Publicis.
PR professionals in the US are generally more "polished" and "professionalised" - and continue to work as executives at an older age than their UK counterparts - says Golin's Matt Neale, a Briton who now helps run the agency's New York office.
MSLGroup parent company Publicis saw organic revenue growth accelerate to 2.8 per cent in a "better than expected" fourth quarter of 2015, leaving organic growth across the full year at 1.5 per cent.
Jaguar Land Rover has recruited Laura Wood, partner at The Brooklyn Brothers, to be its first head of global PR, brand and partnerships.
Recognised as one of India's top PR leaders, Nitin Mantri talks about how the country's comms scene has evolved, where it's still lagging behind and the potential still to come
Tino Fritsch, head of communications, Asia Pacific at ThyssenKrupp talks about his first 18 months in the role and why he believes management skills are essential for comms professionals
In the latest of PRWeek Asia's monthly country spotlights, we assess the economic outlook, the media landscape and the opportunities for PR in Japan
As the exorbitant amount of money invested in the Asian sports industry continues to soar, sports properties and brands are looking for the whole package when it comes to entering, activating and promoting their products. As such, PR agencies are having to throw out the old playbook and change their game plans to stay relevant
Brand went toe-to-toe with rival McDonald's and its Big Mac, with an innovative campaign that put its money where its mouth is
Insurance company creates hit digital campaign using social media and television to boost brand awareness
Brand won over new consumers in Chinese market with interactive strategy at leading food and drink event