Agencies and Businesses

A network like no other. GroupM’s Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus and specialty service businesses like Xaxis and ESP are leading global operations in their own right, with distinct points of view about brand opportunities in the world around us.

"We believe that everything begins and ends in media."

Nick EmeryGlobal CEO, Mindshare

Mindshare is at the very heart of the most exciting business on the planet: media. More speed. More channels. Every aspect of human life has been transformed by changes in media. We're living in the most exciting period the world has ever seen. We're having fun with more words, pictures and stories than we could ever have dreamed.

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"We’re known for inspiring people and delivering exceptional growth-driving results."

Charles CourtierGlobal CEO, MEC

MEC is committed to growth - growth for our people, our clients and our industry. MEC pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in order to thrive in integrated planning and buying; content and brand partnerships, including sports entertainment and cause marketing; mobile, multicultural and performance marketing; ad operations; and analytics. Our 5,000 highly talented and motivated people work with category leading advertisers in 93 countries. 

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"We transform your communications thinking."

Stephen AllanGlobal CEO, Mediacom

MediaCom believes everything is connected and that means media agencies must think and operate in a new way. MediaCom is The Content + Connections Agency, shorthand for our unique approach to planning and buying across paid, owned and earned media which optimizes our clients' entire system of content and connections - not just individual channel silos. By focusing on the totality of out clients' communications, we are able to deliver step-changing media effectiveness improvements versus marginal performance gains. We call that transformng your business through systems thinking.

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"To win, brands needs to do much more than react to change; we help winners lean into change."

Lindsay PattisonGlobal CEO, Maxus

The newest of the GroupM agencies, Maxus was set-up in 2008 to take advantage of the opportunities created by the digital age and to help its clients 'lean into change'. Maxus prides itself on being a global network of local agencies, focused on large local business (BT, ABF in the UK, Tata in India, Telecom Italia in Italy) and handling several international clients such as L'Oreal, FCA, GSK, Barclays, UPS and Church & Dwight. Maxus Global employs over 2,500 people across 55 countries in 70 agencies worldwide. And, it has been the world's fastest growing media network for the last six years running (RECMA, 2014) and was named Campaign's Global Media Network of the Year 2011, Ad Week's US Agency of the Year 2011 and one of Ad Age's Agencies to Watch for 2012. 


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"We solve audience fragmentation and cut through the clutter to deliver higher return for digital marketing investments."

Brian Lesser

Xaxis is a global media solutions company for the digital age that transforms data into vivid audiences, enabling publishers and advertisers to create meaningful consumer conversations at just the right time, across all addressable channels via a single programmatic platform. We solve for fragmentation and cut through clutter to bring brands and audiences closer together, driving positive results for the content owner, advertisers and consumers alike. Our advertisers achieve higher ROI for their digital marketing. Proprietary tech, unique data assets, exclusive media relationships, and the brightest team of software engineers and data scientists are leveraged by Xaxis for clients in more than 40 markets across the globe.

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"We deeply connect brands to consumer passions like sports to make random a tangible asset driving marketing objectives over the long term."

John Kristick

ESP Properties is an award-winning sports partnerships and promotion consultancy uniquely positioned at the intersection of media and marketing. Making brands resonate through inspiring multimedia entertainment and sports experiences, ESP specializes in identifying, developing, negotiating and managing strategic platforms and partnerships for brands with properties, events, talent or media partners. From sports to film, music and lifestyle affinities, ESP reinvents brand engagement with innovative multifaceted strategies that embed clients in consumer passions to create lifelong, authentic fans.


Part of ESP Properties, IEG is its thought-leadership brand with a 30 year heritage. IEG is the source for insights, trends, training and events via, the annual IEG conference, online publications, trend reports, surveys and webinars.

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Modi Media is a U.S. based advanced television business. Working with companies across a wide technological and data driven spectrum, Modi connects brands to consumers in an addressable way, enabling GroupM's agencies to enable smarter targeting of consumers through television.

Midas Exchange is a consultative-focused media and asset trading firm that provides innovative, strategic marketing and financial solutions to business-savvy executives and their corporations.  Our position as a WPP company enables us to develop and execute transformative media and asset trading programs that deliver higher ROI and sales revenue for our clients and partners.  

U.S. based Catalyst is a leading search marketing agency comprised of the best search professionals in the world. Catalyst continually innovates new search solutions by questioning “why?” and then “why not?” The curiosity and passion at Catalyst means groundbreaking solutions for clients that fuel marketing results. 




Astus give clients in Asia-Pacific the means to create or bolster media budgets using their products or services. Astus trades goods and services with media owners in exchange for their media space and trades media with clients who pay us partly in cash and partly in goods or services.  Astus focuses on delivery to ensure our clients receive the maximum benefit from corporate barter.

Munich-based QUISMA offers full-service, innovative technology, and profound expertise covering the entire spectrum of digital marketing.  QUISMA’s approach leverages  extensive international business knowledge to establish links with traditional media planning within the scope of an integrated service. QUISMA has more than 400 employees at its head quarter in Munich and offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Warsaw, Milan, Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow, Prague, Bratislava and Stockholm.