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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date March 1, 2011

Location Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

DDB Oman named Best Advertising Agency of the Year 2010


at the Oman Media Awards

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, March 1, 2011 -- In recognition of excellence in strategic


thinking and creative execution of varied communication campaigns, DDB Oman was
named Best Advertising Agency for 2010 at the Oman Media Awards ceremony on
January 31, 2011.

Presented by Creative Press & Publishing, publishers of City Business magazine, the
annual awards recognize excellence across various sectors of the media that include
advertising, public relations, social media, events and journalism. This is the third year of
the awards, and the first time that DDB Oman has won the prestigious title.

The award comes to the agency at a time when the advertising industry in Oman is
challenged by trying times, and facing severe competition from both within the industry
and from the region. Srikanth Viswanathan, DDB Oman Managing Director, said: “We
are delighted to have been named Best Agency of the Year 2010 by the Oman Media
Awards. The fact that the judges selected us serves to underline the talent and
commitment of our team and the support of our clients and partners. This win will
encourage us to keep pushing our limits further.

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About DDB
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc (www.ddb.com) ranks among the top five
consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to Advertising Age.
Consistently one of the most awarded networks globally for creative excellence, DDB was
Campaign’s 2009 Global Network of the Year, the 2010 Spikes Asia Network of the Year, 2010
Eurobest Network of the Year, 2010 Campaign Asia Pacific Creative Network of the Year and
captured both the Cyber Grand Prix and Film Craft Grand Prix at the 2010 International
Advertising Festival in Cannes. With more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, the DDB Group
helps grow the value and influence of leading brands around the world. DDB Worldwide is part
of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC).

Contact:
Mélanie Vignon
Director of Communications
DDB Middle East & Africa
+33 1 53 32 61 33
melanie.vignon@ddb.fr

Pat Sloan
Senior Vice President
Corporate Director of Public Affairs
+1 212 415 2109

437 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 T 212 415 2000 F 212 415 3414 info@ny.ddb.com www.ddb.com
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