NEW YORK: Burson-Marsteller has made its first acquisition since
its purchase by marketing services giant WPP. The agency is buying
British-based PR firm Communique. The 35 strong company had revenues of
pounds 2.8 million and 38% growth last year. The Manchester-based
company was founded in 1986 and will become a stand-alone unit, under
the aegis of Burson's UK CEO Allan Biggar.