ADVISORY, March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm and a subsidiary of WPP plc [WPPG], will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate its 60 th anniversary. Since 1953, Burson-Marsteller has been a pioneer in the public relation industry, and its founder Harold Burson was named the most influential man in public relations history by PRWeek. In honor of the occasion, Burson-Marsteller's Chair and Chief Executive Officer Donald A. Baer and Founding Chairman Harold Burson will ring the Opening Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Contact: Paul Cordasco (212) 614-4522 Paul.Cordasco@bm.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies, please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About Burson-Marsteller: Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and communications firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm's seamless worldwide network consists of 73 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a unit of WPP, the world's leading communications services network. For more information, please visit bm.com. About WPP plc [WPPG]: WPP is the world's largest communications services group with billings of $77.1 billion and revenues of $16.1 billion. Through its operating companies, the Group provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; consumer insight; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; and specialist communications. The company employs over 162,000 people (including associates) in 3,000 offices across 110 countries. For more information, visit www.wpp.com . WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the second year running.