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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Interpublic Group of Companies

3 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $127.1M in penalties

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) is a global advertising, public relations and marketing services company. It is one of the big four global advertising holding companies, the parent company of McCann-Erickson, one of the largest agency networks in the world. IPG’s clients include General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Unilever, and the U.S. Army.

Correspondence Date
Letter to IPG 4/29/2010
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 N/A $278.2M
2015 N/A $0
2014 N/A $453.8M
2013 N/A $482.9M
2012 N/A $282.1M
2011 N/A $322.9M

3 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
5/1/2008 SEC Investigation
Interpublic Group of Companies
$12,139,272
5/2/2006 Hayes v. The Interpublic Group of Companies (Age Discrimination)
Interpublic Group of Companies
$0
6/11/2004 In re Interpublic Securities Litigation
Interpublic Group of Companies
$115,000,000

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