The group, which owns media agencies Carat and Vizeum and market research firm Synovate, says that the economic environment means it is still difficult to forecast performance in a number of markets.
Jerry Buhlmann, chief executive officer of Aegis Group, says: “Short term visibility in a number of key regions remains relatively low, which creates challenges in precisely predicting how the advertising and market research sectors will fare in 2011.”
Revenue from media agency business Aegis Media grew 8.5% in the quarter, while market research business Synovate increased revenue by 11.5%.
The group says its UK operations registered a “particularly good performance” but did not provide figures.
Buhlmann adds: “We are seeing increasingly positive signals of confidence from our clients regarding their short-term advertising expenditure plans, supporting our cautiously optimistic view of the outlook for next year.”