Manning, Selvage & Lee caters to blue chips. The public relations firm focuses on global corporations, providing services in strategic planning, product branding, corporate reputation, and crisis management. A subsidiary of advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe, the company targets four industry groupings: technology, health care, consumer marketing, and corporate and finance. It owns about 55 offices across the globe. Clients have included such heavy hitters as IBM, Eli Lilly and Company, Procter & Gamble, and General Motors. Founded in 1938 as Selvage & Lee, the public relations firm merged with Farley Manning Associates in 1972.