BSMG Worldwide was formerly known as the Sawyer Miller Group. It was owned by True North Communications. In July 2001 BSMG Worldwide announced its decision to merge with Weber Shandwick. The merger took effect in September 2001. 
- The Interpublic Group of Companies, "Interpublic Evolves Global Organization To Fuel Client-Focused Collaborations Among Its Marketing Services Units, Media Release, July 10, 2000.
- "BSMG Worldwide to merge with Weber Shandwick", Dallas Business Journal, July 12, 2001.