Omnicom Group Inc. at a Glance

Uppers

  • A worldwide company with over 5,000 clients in over 100 countries
  • Many opportunities for women and minorities

Downers

  • Lack of unified vision between various agencies
  • Lack of communication and collaboration between its different units

The Bottom Line

  • Omnicom is a kind of omnibus--a large global company with many separate divisions that are still working on communicating and collaborating with each other.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

It might not be omnipotent, but Omnicom Group creates advertising that is omnipresent. The company ranks as the world's #1 corporate media services conglomerate, with advertising, marketing, and public relations operations. It serves global advertising clients through its agency networks BBDO Worldwide, DDB Worldwide, and TBWA Worldwide, while such firms as GSD&M's Idea City, Merkley + Partners, and Zimmerman Advertising provide services for regional and national clients. Its Diversified Agency Services division, including Fleishman-Hillard, Integer, and Rapp, provides public relations and other marketing services.

Geographic Reach

Omnicom has US offices in New York, Connecticut, and Florida, while it has international offices in London, Shanghai, and Singapore. The group's network of agencies serves some 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. In fiscal 2016 more than 60% of the company's revenue came from the Americas, while EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) contributed more than 25%, and the remaining 11% came from the Asia Pacific region.

Sales and Marketing

As a leading global advertising, marketing, and corporate communications company, Omnicom has a large and diverse client base. Its largest client accounted for 3% of fiscal 2016 revenue. Its top 100 clients accounted for a little more than 50% of fiscal 2016 revenue.

Financial Performance

The company reported $15.4 billion in revenue for fiscal 2016. That was an increase compared to the previous fiscal year's revenue of $15.1 billion. Omnicom's net income also increased slightly in fiscal 2016 compared to the prior fiscal period. Omnicom claimed a net income of $1.15 billion in fiscal 2016, up from $1 billion in fiscal 2015.

Strategy

Omnicom's fortunes have been buoyed in part by its agency networks and their consistently strong creative work (traditional media advertising accounts for almost half of its revenue), but the bulk of its growth has traditionally come from such areas as customer relationship management (CRM) and specialty communications.

Omnicom sees continued growth being tied to its ability to provide an ever-expanding menu of services to its largest clients, especially in the digital and social media arenas. The company has also been focused on expanding its media planning and buying operations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2016 Omnicom acquired Pennsylvania-based BioPharm Communications. BioPharm specializes in marketing programs for physicians, pharmaceutical clients, and biotechnology clients.

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Omnicom Group Inc.

437 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022-7001
Phone: 1 (212) 415-3600

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: OMC
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • Chairman: Bruce Crawford
  • Vice Chairman; Chairman, Asia Pacific: Serge Dumont
  • EVP: Asit Mehra
  • 2016 Employees: 78,500

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

Other Locations

  • Rogers, AR
  • Encinitas, CA
  • Glendale, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Roseville, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Venice, CA
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Lakewood, CO
  • Darien, CT
  • Greenwich, CT
  • Old Saybrook, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • Oak Brook, IL
  • Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Shawnee Mission, KS
  • Boston, MA
  • Rockville, MD
  • Portland, ME
  • Detroit, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Helena, MT
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Edison, NJ
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Westfield, NJ
  • Albany, NY
  • Charlotte, NY
  • Garden City, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Irving, TX
  • Wylie, TX
  • Midvale, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Kenosha, WI
  • New Berlin, WI
  • Sturtevant, WI
  • Brussel, Belgium
  • Leuven, Belgium
  • Brasilia, Brazil
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Halifax, Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Montréal, Canada
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Westmount, Canada
  • Winnipeg, Canada
  • Beijing, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Boulogne Billancourt, France
  • Villeurbanne, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Bengaluru, India
  • Chennai, India
  • Ernakulam, India
  • Hyderabad, India
  • Kochi, India
  • Kolkata, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • New Delhi, India
  • Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Minato-Ku, Japan
  • Nagoya, Japan
  • Naha, Japan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • Shimonoseki, Japan
  • Yokohama, Japan
  • Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam
  • Can Tho, Vietnam
  • Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Dak Lak, Vietnam
  • Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Hai Phong, Vietnam
  • Haiphong, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Tay Ninh, Vietnam
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