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Interpublic revenue rises on higher ad spending

July 18 (Reuters) - Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported a 5.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by a strengthening international market and higher ad spending in the United States.

Interpublic, whose agencies include McCann Erickson and Draftfcb, said revenue rose to $1.85 billion in the second quarter ended June 30, from $1.76 billion a year earlier.

Net income available to common stockholders rose to $99.4 million, or 23 cents per share, from $79.9 million, or 18 cents per share.

Excluding items, the company earned 25 cents per share.

(Reporting by Abhirup Roy in Bangalore; Editing by Maju Samuel)