FCB acquires hot Polish creative shop

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LONDON--True North Communications-owned FCB Worldwide has strengthened its East European operations, and acquired another Mercedes-Benz agency in Europe, with the purchase of Ad Fabrika, a leading creative shop based in Warsaw. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The merged agency will be named Ad Fabrika/FCB and will be lead by Piotr Dominiewski, managing director of FCB, Warsaw, along with Robert Sieradzki and Andrzej Maruszeczko, Ad Fabrika's current owners and co-creative directors.

Separately, True North has previously agreed to acquire a 35% stake in Germany's Springer & Jacoby, the German market agency for Mercedes. TN is expected to help finance an expansion of Springer & Jacoby into a network capable of handling the Mercedes account across the continent.

Founded five years ago, Ad Fabrika has annual billings of $10 million. Clients in addition toMercedes-Benz include Seagram and Lavazza.

Copyright October 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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