Publicis Groupe Acquires Interactive Solutions, a Leading Digital Agency in Poland

  Publicis Groupe Acquires Interactive Solutions, a Leading Digital Agency in

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PARIS -- October 28, 2013


Publicis Groupe (Paris:PUB) [Euronext Paris: FR0000130577] announces the
acquisition of Interactive Solutions, a leading digital agency in Poland. The
new media shop will be integrated into Saatchi & Saatchi Poland, based in
Warsaw, further boosting its integrated communications capabilities locally
and across the Saatchi & Saatchi network.

Founded in 2004, Interactive Solutions is one of the largest digital agencies
in Poland with over 160 employees in Poznan and Warsaw. The agency specializes
in developing complex e-marketing strategies empowered by technology and with
a focus on ROI for a range of international and local clients, including
Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile, Toyota and Visa. Interactive Solutions was named
Digital Agency of 2013 by the KTR Awards Committee

Igor Kalenski, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Poland says, “We have been cooperating
with Interactive Solutions on various projects since 2008 so this is a natural
next step for us to fully integrate and increase the value we can deliver for
our clients.”

“Digital continues to rise as a key component of a fully integrated marketing
mix. Having a track record of working for the most respected brands together
for years, we expect the transition will go smoothly and bring numerous
benefits to the current Saatchi operation,” adds CEO of Interactive Solutions,
Piotr Morkowski, who joins Saatchi & Saatchi Poland as Executive Vice

The acquisition comes after the addition of digital and social specialists
Outside Line to Saatchi & Saatchi London in December 2012 and the integration
of Duke to Saatchi & Saatchi Paris in May 2012.

“Thanks to Interactive Solutions’ proven track record of leading pan-European
digital projects, this is not only a step that creates an even stronger
integrated creative agency in Poland, but also a key driver in the growth of
our agency network,” states Justin Billingsley, COO of Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA.

About Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is one of the world’s
leading communications groups. We offer the full range of services and skills:
digital (DigitasLBi, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi), creative services (BBH, Leo
Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi), public affairs, corporate
communications and events (MSLGROUP), media strategy, planning and buying
(Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and healthcare communications,
with Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). Present in 108
countries, the Groupe employs 60,000 professionals. | Twitter:@PublicisGroupe | Facebook: | Linkedin : Publicis Groupe | | Viva la Difference !

About Saatchi & Saatchi

Part of the Publicis Groupe, the 3rd largest communications holding company
worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Network clients include Diageo, Carlsberg,
General Mills, HSBC, Lenovo, Mead Johnson, Mondelez International, Novartis,
Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile, Toyota and Visa Europe. With 130 offices and over
6000 employees, Saatchi & Saatchi is known for its outstanding creative ideas
that generate powerful emotional connections between consumers and products.
This is a key element in Lovemarks, Saatchi & Saatchi’s unique methodology for
elevating the status of brands by creating ‘loyalty beyond reason’ and
‘inspirational consumers’.

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