Carat is one of the largest independent media agency networks in the world. The company is a part of Aegis Group, which is a global marketing services organizations that focuses on media communications and market research. Aegis Group has a staff of more than 15,000 trained and certified professionals and also operates Aegis Media and Synovate business units. Carat specializes in media communications planning, advisory and consulting services. The company has partnerships with over 4,000 clients worldwide. It offers advertiser-funded programming, communication planning, customer relationship management and product placement services. The company additionally provides data planning and marketing management analysis services. Carat maintains a location in Boston.