High-value data and insights on global media spend investments.
Creative & Media agency benchmarks.
INDEPENDENT AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COMPANY.
COMvergence’s purpose is to analyze and measure the performances and strategic developments of the global MarCom holding company agencies, major independents, and largest management consultancy firms.
COMvergence delivers (to advertisers, agencies, pitch consultants, media vendors, financial analysts) high value products and services, with real insights and analysis, in a modern format that can be easily manipulated. Our key principles are objectivity (through the measurement criteria used to benchmark the agencies and the groups’ performances), simplicity (of our methodologies) and agility (thanks to our online platform gathering all available data and displaying insights on dashboards and dynamic graphs that are easy to read, understand and act on).
Combined, these 50 markets account for approximately 95% of the worldwide media spend.
OUR PARTNERS AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES.
COMvergence has strategic alliances with:
Spotlight July 2022
Top 30 Global Advertisers 2021 - represent 44% of the total media spend placed by 785+ multinational advertisers. Each of the Top 30 Int'l Marketers spent more than $1B in 2021
Spotlight February 2022
Marcom Agency Acquisitions 2016-2021 - During 2021, COMvergence recorded 86 acquisitions of which five were part of the top largest deals since 2016. This is a strong rebound following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spotlight November 2021
For advertiser’s evaluating their MarCom resources or conducting a search, specialized units are frequently created to serve those who may require more than a single agency discipline. COMvergence assembled a quick summary of the major bespoke units/integrated agencies set up by the “Big 6” holding companies.
COMvergence's annual Key Highlights presents a unique overview of the main media pitches, leadership changes, developments/achievements, and agency acquisitions which have occurred during the year. It also includes headcount and billings figures relative to the media agency networks and their owner groups. COMvergence uses this data to provide actionable insights and measurement studies on agencies.
IN THE NEWS.
OMD Is Top-Ranked Net New Business Media Agency For 2022
March 15, 2023 - Omnicom’s OMD was the top-ranked media agency in global new business results for full-year 2022 according to the just released New Business Barometer report from Agency research firm COMvergence.
IPG’s Initiative Top Media Agency In Global New Business Through Q3
November 17, 2022 - Interpublic media agency Initiative is the top new business winner based on estimated billings for the first nine months of the year according to an analysis by agency research firm COMvergence.
GroupM leads in 2022 H1 COMvergence Net New Business Rankings
September 16, 2022 - GroupM ranks first in retention rate in H1 2022, Mindshare and Wavemaker rank first and second for Agency new business.