World's top 25: 21 Maxxcom

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Organization totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $177.4 $149.9 18.3

Billings $1,109.1 $938.8 18.1

Offices 37 NA NA

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $146.1 $118.9 22.9

Billings $899.8 $730.0 23.3

Notes: Maxxcom, part of MDC Communications, a check printer and credit-card producer, is represented by the Maxxcom network and a number of non-agency units in both Canada and the U.S. Under its wing are four Toronto PR firms: Bryan Mills & Associates, McManus Elliott Communications, News Canada and Veritas; a consulting company Integrated HealthCare Communications, Toronto; and research & consulting firm Northstar Research Partners, Toronto. In the U.S., the agency's lone non-agency unit is Bratskeir & Co., a New York PR company recently acquired.

Officers: Beverley Morden, pres & CEO

Headquarters: Maxxcom/35A Hazelton Ave., Toronto, Ont. Canada M5R 2E3/Phone: (416) 960-6090/Fax: (416) 960-6093/URL: www.maxxcominc.com

Maxxcom

Consolidated network totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $163.5 $140.1 16.7

Billings $1,024.0 $871.6 17.5

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $139.9 $116.7 19.9

Billings $866.2 $715.4 21.1

Canadian offices Billings

Ambrose Carr Linton Carroll, Toronto (MJ) 34.3

Allard Johnson Communications,

Toronto/Montreal (MJ) 68.8

Cormark MacPhee Communication Solutions,

London, Ont./Toronto (MJ) 20.6

Accumark Promotions Group, Toronto (MJ) 22.6

Martins Direct & Loyalty Marketing, Toronto (MN) 1.0

European offices Billings

Interfocus, London (MJ) 92.6

Notes: Maxxcom is a network of Canadian and U.S. agencies including Colle & McVoy, Minneapolis; Margeotes/Fertitta & Partners, New York; Fletcher Martin Ewing, Atlanta; Nine Dots (formerly CyberSight), Portland, Ore.; Source Marketing, Westport, Conn.; Accent Marketing Services, Louisville; TargetCom, a Chicago-based direct & relationship marketing agency bought in July 2000; and Mackenzie Marketing, New York, acquired in August 2000. Included in the TargetCom buyout were Bang!Zoom, a San Francisco and London-based technology and dot-com company, and Etelligence, an Internet-specific relationship marketing unit with offices in Chicago and St. Louis. In Canada, Maxxcom owns ad agencies Ambrose Carr Linton Carroll, Toronto; Cormark Communications, London, Ont.; Allard Johnson, Toronto/Montreal; sales promotion shop Accumark Promotions Group, Toronto; and corporate identity/branding firm Strategies International, Toronto.

Headquarters: Maxxcom/35A Hazelton Ave., Toronto, Ont. Canada M5R 2E3/Phone: 416-960-6090/Fax: 416-960-6093/URL: www.maxxcominc.com

Accent Marketing Services

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $33.7 $23.4 44.2

Billings $44.4 $32.3 37.7

Offices 8 8 NA

Notes: Accent Marketing Services, 50.1% owned by Maxxcom, is a direct marketing shop.

Officer: Tom Hansen, CEO

Headquarters: Accent Marketing Services/325 W. Main St., Ste. 1400, Louisville, Ky. 40202/Phone: 502-540-5000/Fax: 502-540-5574/URL: www.accentonline.com

Colle & McVoy

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $26.7 $27.6 -3.2

Billings $186.4 $192.1 -3.0

Employees 242 287 -15.7

Offices 4 2 100.0

Notes: Colle & McVoy purchased Mackenzie Marketing, Minneapolis, in August 2000, merging the specialist in strategic marketing into its operations.

Officer: Phil Johnson, pres & CEO

Headquarters: Colle & McVoy/8500 Normandale Lk. Blvd., St. 2400, Minneapolis, Minn. 55437/Phone: 952-852-7500/Fax: 952-852-8100/URL: www.collemcvoy.com

Crispin Porter & Bogusky Advertising

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $20.0 $18.7 7.0

Billings $133.0 $127.9 4.0

Employees 105 92 14.1

Offices 1 1 0.0

Notes: Maxxcom bought 49% of Crispin Porter & Bogusky Advertising in January 2001.

Officer: Charles K. Porter, chmn

Headquarters: Crispin Porter & Bogusky Advertising/2699 S. Bayshore Dr., Miami, Fla. 33133/Phone: 305-859-2070/Fax: 305-854-3419/URL: www.cpbmiami.com

Fletcher Martin Ewing

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $10.5 $10.0 5.3

Billings $83.3 $71.1 17.3

Employees 80 76 5.3

Offices 1 1 0.0

Notes: Fletcher Martin Ewing is a traditional agency with sequences in business-to-business and financial services. It is 70% owned by Maxxcom.

Officer: Andy Fletcher, pres & CEO

Headquarters: Fletcher Martin Ewing/18 International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga. 30303/Phone: 404-221-1188/Fax: 404-222-9001/URL: www.fmeonline.com

Mackenzie Marketing

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $5.8 $2.8 109.8

Billings $38.7 $18.4 109.8

Notes: Mackenzie Marketing is a specialist in strategic marketing that was acquired by Colle & McVoy in August 2000.

Officers: Andrew Mackenzie, Julie Mackenzie, ptnrs

Headquarters: Mackenzie Marketing/Waterford Park, St. 350, 505 N. Hwy. 169, Minneapolis, Minn. 55441/Phone: 763-417-7300/Fax: 763-417-7301/URL: mackenziemarketing.com

Margeotes/Fertitta & Partners

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $58.7 $52.7 11.6

Billings $392.8 $359.6 9.2

Employees 192 161 19.3

Offices 1 1 0.0

Notes: Margeotes/Fertitta is a traditional agency 80% owned by Maxxcom. In August it acquired Chinnici Direct and merged it with its direct marketing unit to form Pavlika Chinnici Direct.

Officer: George Fertitta, founder & pres

Headquarters: Margeotes/Fertitta & Partners/411 Lafayette St., New York, N.Y. 10003/Phone: 212-979-6600/Fax: 212-979-5490/URL: www.margeotes.com

Nine Dots

Agency totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $14.0 $10.0 39.2

Billings $99.6 $69.9 42.5

Employees 168 100 68.0

Offices 4 5 -20.0

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $11.5 $9.0 27.8

Billings $80.1 $61.6 30.0

Employees 141 80 76.3

Offices 3 4 -25.0

U.S. offices Gross income

Nine Dots, Irvine, Calif. 4.1

Nine Dots, Portland, Ore. 6.1

Nine Dots, San Francisco 1.3

Canadian offices Gross income

Nine Dots, Toronto 2.5

Notes: Nine Dots becomes the new name for CyberSight on May 7, 2001. The name is derived from an Irvine, Calif., interactive shop of the same name recently bought by CyberSight. CyberSight is 19.9% owned by Maxxcom.

Officer: Andrew Shakman, pres & CEO

Headquarters: Nine Dots/220 NW 2nd Ave., Ste. 1100, Portland, Ore. 97209/Phone: 503-228-4008/Fax: 503-228-3629/URL: www.ninedots.com

Source Marketing

Agency totals ($ in millions)

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $9.3 $5.9 56.5

Billings $25.6 $20.2 26.8

Notes: Source Marketing is a sales promotion agency with specialties in trade marketing and integrated marketing. It is 80% owned by Maxxcom.

Officer: Howard Steinberg, pres

Headquarters: Source Marketing/16 Ketchum St., Westport, Conn. 06880/Phone: 203-281-4000/Fax: 203-291-4010/URL: www.sourcemkt.com

TargetCom

Agency totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $24.5 $16.1 52.2

Billings $206.1 $101.2 103.7

Employees 63 45 40.0

Offices 5 3 66.7

U.S. 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $23.7 $16.1 47.6

Billings $201.5 $101.2 99.2

Employees 60 45 33.3

Offices 4 3 33.3

U.S. offices Billings

Bang!Zoom, San Francisco/Chicago 24.3

Etelligence, St. Louis/Chicago 3.3

Notes: TargetCom, 80% owned by Maxxcom, is a direct marketing agency. It was purchased in 2000. TargetCom includes interactive units Etelligence and Bang!Zoom.

Officer: Jay Miller, CEO

Headquarters: TargetCom/444 N. Michigan Ave., 27th Floor, Chicago, Ill. 60611/Phone: 312-822-1100/Fax: 312-822-9628/URL: www.targetcom.com

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