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Thrilled to be part of GroupM

4 November 2015

It is with great pleasure that we can share with you today that we have become part of WPP’s GroupM, the leading global media investment group, as an independent, digital first global media agency.

"Essence has a proud history of using technology, data and transparent media buying to advance the digital advertising industry. We're proud to work with some of the world's most advanced clients, running global campaigns across more than 70 markets,” says Christian Juhl, our global CEO.

“In GroupM, we have found a partner who shares our vision and augments our capabilities with global scale, access to media that isn't yet digital and the global partnerships and platforms to further advance our agenda." Rob Norman, Chief Digital Officer at GroupM, is thrilled to welcome Essence to the portfolio: “We’re delighted to begin collaborating with the talented colleagues that come with WPP’s strategic investment in Essence. The addition of Essence to GroupM represents a significant expansion of our digital expertise.”

We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary this year and are proud to have become the global digital agency we are today: we have offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore and Tokyo, employ more than 500 people, deploy campaigns in more than 70 markets and manage media spend of over US$ 700MM. As part of GroupM, we will continue operating as an independent brand within the group, while benefiting from the group’s media partnership, trading power, technology and data. This is a monumental day for Essence and we are excited to share this news with you.

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