Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) is the world's largest marketing and advertising conglomerate. It is organized as a holding company for a group of independent advertising and communication services firms. However, more than 50% of Omnicom's revenues come from sources other than traditional advertising, including public relations, industry-specific marketing, and its Customer Relationship Management program.
Focus on non-traditional advertising methods distinguishes Omnicom from competitors and protects revenues during periods of slow ad spend growth. The firm's structure and size also work to its advantage in a highly fragmented advertising market. As a holding company for three independent networks of agencies worldwide (BBDO, DDB, and TBWA), Omnicom can serve multiple clients in the same industry. When a customer becomes unhappy, Omnicom can retain the client with an offer to revamp the marketing plan at a different subsidiary agency.(Read more at Wikinvest )