US Postal Service Awards Advertising Contract To McCann Erickson

       US Postal Service Awards Advertising Contract To McCann Erickson

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --After an open competition, McCann
Erickson, a unit of McCann Worldgroup, stated today that it has been named by
the United States Postal Service as its agency of record, with creative and
strategic responsibilities. The contract also includes a sister McCann
Worldgroup agency, MRM. Separately, the Postal Service already has contracts
with two other McCann Worldgroup agencies, UM (Universal McCann) and Weber

Said Harris Diamond, CEO of McCann Worldgroup, "We are thrilled and honored to
be awarded strategic and creative responsibilities for the United States
Postal Service. The Postal Service is as iconic a brand as any in our
portfolio, and plays a huge role in our business and personal lives. We are
passionate about supporting its mission and helping it to grow revenue."


A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only
delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million
residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no
tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products
and services to fund its operations. With more than 31,000 retail locations
and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,,
the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers
nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private-sector company,
the U.S. Postal Service would rank 42nd in the 2012 Fortune 500. The Postal
Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for seven years and
thefourthMost Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

About McCann Worldgroup

McCann Worldgroup, part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG),is a leading global
marketing company with 23,000 employees in more than 120 countries comprising
McCann Erickson (advertising), MRM (digital marketing/relationship
management), Momentum (event marketing/promotion), McCann Health
(professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production),
UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), and FutureBrand

SOURCE McCann Erickson

Contact: Susan Irwin, 646 865 3004,
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