Oliver McAteer
Nov 14, 2018

Bid-process meddling investigation closed for Omnicom, MDC, Publicis, IPG

The shops were being probed after independent production companies accused advertising agencies of improper practices.

A US Justice Department investigation into suspected manipulation of the bidding process for production work has concluded for several holding companies.

Omnicom Group, MDC Partners and Publicis Group all confirmed the probes have closed without any action being taken against them in separate Securities and Exchange Commission SEC filings published today. IPG confirmed via email. 

WPP, which had three of its subsidiaries subpoenaed by the US Department of Justice Antitrust...

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