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Mark Duffy Joins Qorvis MSLGROUP

Will Focus on Public Diplomacy in Asia and Europe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Qorvis MSLGROUP has named foreign policy professional Mark Duffy to its staff as an associate in the Washington office. Duffy will focus on public affairs and public diplomacy clients.

Duffy has served as a political advisor to the Prime Minister of Ireland.  Duffy also worked on foreign policy matters in the British House of Lords and was senior advisor to Irish Senator James Carroll.  Duffy assisted U.S. Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign by organizing the Irish-American Presidential Forum.

Duffy recently returned from China, where he accompanied former Congressman Mark Kennedy for a series of high-level meetings with Chinese government officials.

Duffy holds a BA in history and politics and a master's in business management from University College Dublin and an MA in political management from The George Washington University.

"Qorvis MSLGROUP is excited to expand our public affairs and public diplomacy expertise and staff focused on Europe and Asia," said Michael Petruzzello, President of Qorvis MSLGROUP and National Director of Public Affairs.

Publicis Groupe recently acquired 100 percent of Qorvis Communications, one of the most respected independent public relations firms in the United States. The agency became part of MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement network.

About MSLGROUP
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,500 people across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the largest PR network in Europe, fast-growing China and India. The group offers strategic planning and counsel, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas – followed by thorough execution.

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About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is one of the world's leading communications groups. We offer the full range of services and skills: digital (DigitasLBi, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi), creative services (BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi), public affairs, corporate communications and events (MSLGROUP), media strategy, planning and buying (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and healthcare communications, with Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). Present in 108 countries, the Groupe employs 60,000 professionals.
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