Omnicom ultimately dissolved in 2014, but Publicis remains in acquisition mode. This year, it added 2,000 employees to its travel program
from its acquisitions of digital shop Rosetta, and other, smaller agencies. In February, it also acquired marketing and consulting firm Sapient, which Publicis expects will add another $22 million in airfare.
Publicis now has 25,000 employees, of which 20,000 have travel
profiles, up from 21,000 employees and 18,000 travel profiles,
Publicis’ online booking adoption rate remains at 95 percent.
Its average ticket price and room rates decreased 6 percent and
3 percent, respectively.
Publicis continued its efforts to enforce videoconferencing and
has incorporated the option in its pre-trip approval process.
92 ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS
2014 United States-Booked Air Volume: $53 million
2014 Global Air Volume: $80 million
2014 U.S. T&E: $115 million
2014 Global T&E: $160 million
Principal Air Suppliers: Delta, United
Principal Hotel Suppliers: Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott
Principal Car Rental Suppliers: Enterprise, Hertz, National
Principal Online Booking Tool: Concur Travel
Principal Expense Supplier: Concur Expense
Principal Card Supplier: American Express
Consolidated U.S. TMC: American Express Global Business Travel
Manufacturing company Illinois Tool Works’ United States-booked air volume rose a modest $2 million to $53 million from
2013 to 2014, and that’s where it and its 20,000 travelers likely will
stay for 2015. Seventy percent of the United States-booked traffic
In 2014, it consolidated 24 countries to a European travel hub.
While it consolidates activity through American Express Global
Business Travel in the United States, it uses many more elsewhere,
though Amex GBT is the primary. IT W does, however, use a single
Of tickets booked in the United States, 90 percent went through
approved online channels, and of those, 90 percent were completed without the help of an agent. It’s card program is individual
bill, individual pay.
In 2015, the company is deploying T&E service in Brazil and
six Asia/Pacific countries. It’s greatest challenge: reporting savings so they’re accepted as incremental rather than registered as
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