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MSLGROUP Acquires Venus Communications

Rebranded as MSLGROUP, the move further cements MSLGROUP’s leadership in Asia as well as strengthens its presence and capabilities in South-East Asia

MSLGROUP, a part of Publicis Groupe has announced the acquisition of Venus Communications Ltd., one of the leading PR and communications agencies in Vietnam. The agency will become part of the MSLGROUP brand, Publicis Groupe’s flagship strategic communications and engagement network.

In Vietnam, MSLGROUP is a part of Publicis One, a global communications enterprise that brings together Publicis Groupe agency brands’ capabilities and expertise under one roof.

Venus Communications has more than 40 employees across offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Over the course of ten years as an affiliate of MSLGROUP, Venus and MSLGROUP have collaborated successfully on numerous international client assignments across Asia and globally.

As a leading PR and communications agency in Vietnam, Venus Communications is renowned for its creative approach and strengths in public relations and activation. It already is seamlessly working together with Publicis Groupe’s other agencies in Vietnam.

Having founded Venus Communications in 1998, Mai Huong will continue in her current roles: Chair of Venus Communications; CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi; and Chair of Publicis Groupe in Vietnam. Venus Communications’ clients include MasterCard, FedEx, Rolls Royce, BAT, Mead Johnson, and Sanofi.

Effective immediately, Venus Communications will operate under the brand name of MSLGROUP with Tuan Giang Quang remaining as Managing Director.

“Venus Communications officially becoming a part of MSLGROUP is a natural step after having been a trusted partner for so long. It strengthens MSLGROUP’s position to lead the ongoing transformation of the public relations industry in Asia. Founder Mai Huong and MD Tuan Giang Quang are undisputed leaders of the communications industry in Vietnam who will add vision and experience to our network of best-in-class agencies,” said Glenn Osaki, President Asia, MSLGROUP.

“While always continuing to provide our clients with local insights and expertise, joining MSLGROUP will provide best-in-class global and regional resources for our clients. It will also give our employees opportunities for international careers and access to world leading talent programs,” said Tuan Giang Quang, Managing Director, Venus Communications.

Said Osaki, “Venus is joining us at the most exciting time in MSLGROUP’s Asia history. As the largest international PR network in the region, we are also doing some of the best work in Asia demonstrated by our 41 wins in global and regional award programs in 2015. But more important than awards, MSLGROUP is accelerating further with a new strategy to further climb the value chain and deliver higher value work to our clients, to continue to lead the industry changes in the region.”