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1906

D'Arcy Advertising, St. Louis opens

1911

MacManus, Inc. Detroit opens

1929

Benton & Bowles, New York,opens

1943

Masius & Gerguson, London, England, opens

1970

MacManus, Inc., then called MacManus, John & Adams, Detroit, merges with D'Arcy Advertising, St. Louis, to create D'Arcy-MacManus

1972

Masius & Ferguson, now called Masius, Wynn-Williams, merges with D'Arcy-MacManus to become D'Arcy-MacManus-Masius

1985

D'Arcy-MacManus-Masius merges with Benton & Bowles, creating D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles. Its parent: The MacManus Group

2000

The MacManus Group and The Leo Group merge, creating holding company Bcom3 Group, with two agency networks, D'Arcy Worldwide and Leo Burnett Worldwide

2002

On Sept. 25, Publicis Group completes its merger with Bcom3, creating the world's fourth-largest advertising and communications group

2002

On Oct. 14, Publicis Group announces that D'Arcy Worldwide will be shuttered and its assets moved into other units of the holding company

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