STW Group

Profile from the 2007 Agency Report

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26 STW Group
Revenue ($ in millions)20062005% chg
Worldwide$171.3$134.027.8
Non-U.S.$171.3$134.027.8
Notes: STW Group, formerly Singleton Group, is a publicly traded holding company for Singleton Ogilvy & Mather, the Australian operations of WPP's O&M. STW has direct ownership in more than 60 advertising and communications companies, including 12 companies in 2006 in which it either acquired outright or invested in part. Among its holdings, STW owns 67% of Singleton O&M, 43% of Ogilvy, New Zealand, 49% of JWT Australia/New Zealand, 50% of MindShare, Australia, 75% of Brand Agency and full ownership in agency Badjar. All agency and communications units in which STW holds an interest returned collective revenue of $275 million in 2006; STW's share of that revenue is 62%. STW's advertising segment, composed of 13 agencies, accounts for about three-quarters of consolidated revenue. Its seven other segments include direct, promotion and relationship marketing, branding and identity, public relations, production and media, information and insight, and specialist communications. The latter two segments are its fastest growing--information & insight up 197% in revenue from 2005, and specialist communications, up 46%. WPP in April 2007 increased its stake in STW to 14.5%. STW reported earnings after tax of $30.6 million, up 25.4% in U.S. dollars.
Top executive: Mike Connaghan, CEO
Headquarters: STW Group/Level 27, Tower Two, Darling Park, 201 Sussex St., Sydney, NSW 2000/Phone: (612) 9373-6488/Fax: (612) 9373-6398/URL: www.stwgroup.com.au

An asterisk (*) indicates figures are Ad Age estimates.

Traditional agencies
STW Group
Agency totals
Revenue ($ in millions)20062005% chg
Worldwide$171.3$134.027.8
Non-U.S.$171.3$134.027.8

Top executive: Mike Connaghan, CEO
Headquarters: STW Group / Level 27, Tower Two, Darling Park, 201 Su, Sydney, 2000 / Phone: 612-9373-648 / Fax: 612-9373-639 / URL: www.stwgroup.com.au

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