M&C Saatchi in 24 per cent profits rise

Advertising agency M&C Saatchi posted a 24 per cent rise in first-half profit after winning more business from multinational clients like Google and Pernod Ricard.

The agency reported adjusted pre-tax profits of £7.7m on revenue of £71.9m, up 23 per cent, for the six months to the end of June.

It said it had been boosted by picking up large clients such as Google and Pernod.