PARIS - Advertising and marketing services conglomerate Publicis Groupe has reported a 12% increase in first-quarter revenue to approximately €995 million($1.25bn; £681.1m) million.
   The group has shown strong organic growth of 6.3%, which compares favourably with 4% for the same period last year.
   Organic growth was "sluggish" in Europe at 3.1% but reached 7% in North America and more than 10% in the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.