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|HEADCOUNT AT TOP 5 MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS|
|By U.S. Employment|
|Marketing Organization||2004||2003||% chg.||2004||2003|
|Interpublic Group of Cos.||18,500||17,900||3.4||44,200||43,400|
|Top 5 as % of BLS||16.2||16.0|
Notes: U.S. figures are Advertising Age estimates. Most current data is the 2004 column. In general, '03 data is pro forma. Publicis and Interpublic are for third quarter '04 vs. same period in '03, Havas and WPP are first-half '04 vs. first-half '03, and Omnicom is yearend '03 less announced layoffs in '04. Bureau of Labor Statistics data are Sept. '04 vs. yearend '03 and cover advertising and related services (traditional agencies, PR, media specialists, marketing services, etc.). Employee counts for the top 5 include these broad services and more.