INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. : Interpublic Sponsors New York Urban League Empowerment Days

  INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. : Interpublic Sponsors New York Urban
                           League Empowerment Days

   High School Students Provided with Mentoring and Shadowing Opportunities

New York, NY - March 25, 2013 - As part of its continuing effort to increase
diversty in the marketing communications industry, Interpublic Group (NYSE:
IPG) sponsored the New York Urban League (NYUL) Empowerment Days for the third
year in a row.

The New York Urban League Empowerment Days are designed to help New York City
youth thrive by partnering them with professionals in various industries. As
part of IPG's sponsorship of this initiative, the company's Black Employee
Network (BEN), one of several business resources groups at Interpublic, and
Draftfcb, one of IPG's global creative agencies, hosted the New York Urban
League Young Men's Empowerment Day. Professional men and women from across IPG
agencies met with the students, sharing stories about their education and
career paths. In addition to presentations from IPG and Draftfcb, the students
were given tours of the IPG Media Lab and Pipeline PS, Draftfcb's production

Earlier this month, IPG's Diversity + Inclusion group and its Women's
Leadership Network (WLN) hosted the New York Urban League's Girls Empowerment
Day, designed to engage young women in conversations about careers and
opportunities after high school. Activities for Girls Empowerment Day included
an agency tour at the New York headquarters of IPG's McCann Erickson and a
speed mentoring session with professional women from across IPG agencies.

"We are pleased to once again sponsor the New York Urban League's Empowerment
Days for girls and young men," commented Heide Gardner, Senior Vice President,
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, IPG. "A diverse workforce is key to our
continued success. Programs like this one - that focus on young people who may
know little or nothing about our industry - are especially critical to
increasing diversity in our ranks."

The high school boys visiting Draftfcb and the girls who visited McCann
earlier this month are part of a group of more than 300 New York City high
school students who are participating in the NYUL's Empowerment Days. Along
with the groups visiting IPG and its agencies, high schoolers accompanied and
shadowed New York professionals at a wide range of employers in industries
including media, marketing and advertising and professional sports.

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About The New York Urban League

The New York Urban League (NYUL) The New York Urban League was founded by a
group of prominent New Yorkers concerned with the poor state of blacks
migrating to New York City from the south. From its inception it provided
employment and connections for migrating blacks bridging the adjustment from
the agricultural/rural life to the industrial urban center. Each decade
following, "The League" provided critical services such as emergency aid for
the unemployed during the Great Depression; formed the Committee for
Interracial Voluntary Hospitals to provide care and work in local hospitals;
negotiated the opening of employment for blacks in the airline, brewing, and
baking industries; created "Street Academies" which became a national model
for high school students; published the first State of Black New York report;
and created its signature events including Frederick Douglass Dinner, Whitney
M. Young Jr. Classic, and Champion of Diversity Breakfast among many other

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising
agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include
Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack
Morton Worldwide, Lowe and Partners, MAGNA GLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM,
Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include
Campbell Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe and
Partners Company; Gotham Inc.; Hill Holliday; ID Media; Mullen and The Martin
Agency. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

Jemma Gould
(212) 704-1327

NYUL Empowerment Day at Draftfcb


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