The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) is a publicly traded advertising company. The company consists of three major networks: McCann Worldgroup, Lowe and Partners, and FCB. Its media agencies are bundled under the IPG Mediabrands entity. It also owns a number of specialty agencies, including public relations, sports marketing, talent representation, and healthcare.It is now one of the "Big Four" agency companies, alongside WPP, Publicis and Omnicom. Michael Roth is the current CEO. IPG was founded as McCann-Erickson in September, 1930. In January, 1961, it was renamed Interpublic Group and created the first marketing services management holding company with McCann-Erickson as a subsidiary.