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    1. October 31, 2014

      Sanofi chairman to roll sleeves up again after chief’s departure

      When Serge Weinberg started as Sanofi chairman in 2010, the French pharmaceuticals company looked to be hitting its stride....

    2. October 20, 2014

      Vincent Bolloré turns to Havas as he repositions his group

      In 2004, having built a 22 per cent stake in Havas, Vincent Bolloré emerged from an 11-month battle at the French...

    1. October 17, 2014

      Vincent Bolloré seeks majority control of Havas

      French billionaire Vincent Bolloré plans to launch a share-exchange offer to gain majority control of advertising group...

    2. August 31, 2014

      Yannick Bolloré: a buccaneer’s son at the helm of Havas

      The world according to Yannick Bolloré consists of two types of people: those who, faced with change, hunker down and try to...

    3. July 24, 2014

      Activist hedge fund Elliott to push for Interpublic sale

      Elliott Management, the activist hedge fund, has acquired a stake in Interpublic Group and plans to push the $8.5bn...

    4. January 27, 2014

      Bolloré fined €3m by Italian regulator over market manipulation

      Italy’s markets regulator has hit Vincent Bolloré with a €3m market manipulation fine and banned the French industrialist...

    5. January 10, 2014

      Week in Review, January 11

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Shape-shifting screens vie for...

    6. January 8, 2014

      Yannick Bolloré to become Havas global chief

      Yannick Bolloré, son of French billionaire industrialist Vincent, is to become global chief executive of the Paris-based...

    7. September 10, 2013

      Calm belies Vivendi’s 15 years of turmoil and upheaval

      The calm elegance of Vivendi’s headquarters off the Champs Elysées belies the turmoil the company has witnessed in the 15...

    8. September 10, 2013

      Bolloré to slug it out in Vivendi shake-up

      In the conservative and often staid world of French business, Vincent Bolloré has earned a formidable reputation for shaking...

    9. September 2, 2013

      Mining and telecoms lead Europe’s surge

      European equity markets firmed as manufacturing activity in China boosted the region’s miners and metals producers while...

    10. August 29, 2013

      WPP weighs options as bigger rival emerges

      Sir Martin Sorrell has made his views clear. In the wake of the agreed merger between Publicis and Omnicom, which will...

    11. August 4, 2013

      Publicis chief puts accent on loyalty

      Maurice Lévy, chief executive of Publicis Groupe, has revealed that the chances of agreeing a merger with Omnicom had become...

    12. July 31, 2013

      Inside Business: Time for Publicis Omnicom Group’s PR firms to prove their worth

      In a 1988 foreword to Confessions of an Advertising Man – his indiscreet romp of an industry rule book – the late David...

    13. July 30, 2013

      Publicis and Omnicom must fight for talent

      Alex Bogusky was the young superstar of adland. Called “Advertising’s Elvis,” the often long-haired creative legend graced...

    14. July 29, 2013

      Publicis and Omnicom face hard sell

      Investors have given a lukewarm reaction to the proposed $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom, as the creation of a new...

    15. July 29, 2013

      Publicis gains as ‘merger of equals’ buoys European media

      Shares in Publicis, the French advertising agency that has plans to merge with US rival Omnicom, climbed as bid news helped...

    16. July 29, 2013

      Veteran dealmaker Sir Martin Sorrell is left stranded

      Advertising’s biggest dealmaker finds himself uncharacteristically sidelined in the biggest deal in the sector’s history....

    17. July 29, 2013

      Publicis Omnicom faces challenges in wake of $35bn merger

      The proposed $35bn merger between France’s Publicis and Omnicom of the US to create a global advertising powerhouse will...

    18. July 28, 2013

      Leviathan scrambles to connect with audience

      The historic merger between Publicis and Omnicom that will create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services...

    19. July 28, 2013

      Publicis and Omnicom reshape ad world

      Publicis and Omnicom unveiled plans for a $35bn merger on Sunday that would reshape the global marketing industry and affect...

    20. July 27, 2013

      Publicis and Omnicom in merger talks

      Publicis and Omnicom are in talks about a merger that would create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services...

    21. July 18, 2013

      Publicis and Hermes boost European stocks

      European equity market gains were helped by earnings results with strong second-quarter showings for Publicis Group, the...

    22. Material World

      June 6, 2013

      Do luxury brands have added meaning? Consumers think not so much

      I was struck this week by a report from Havas Media, revealed by my colleague Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, on the world’s most...

    23. June 5, 2013

      Inside Business: Consumers don’t care about most brands

      Marketing can sound woefully fluffy. The language of “emotional engagement”, “consumer passion-points” and “key influencers”...

    24. March 14, 2013

      Bolloré logistics arm to ‘unlock Africa’

      Groupe Bolloré, the French conglomerate controlled by eponymous billionaire Vincent Bolloré, plans to expand its logistics...

    25. March 11, 2013

      Digital cinders spark mobile ad forest fire

      Jeff Zucker warned a gathering of television executives in Las Vegas five years ago that the media industry was living...

    26. December 17, 2012

      Boehringer-Ingelheim’s hangover cure

      Agency: Havas WorldwideTerritory: GermanyRating: 4/5 More than a century after aspirin was synthesised, doctors are still...

    27. November 28, 2012

      Creston snaps up healthcare agency DJM

      Creston, the marketing services company, spiced up its half-year results with the news that it had bought UK-based digital...

    28. October 19, 2012

      Bolloré lifts spirits of Vivendi investors

      Vincent Bolloré, the 60-year-old Breton billionaire who has built a stake of more than 5 per cent in Vivendi , has a...

    29. July 30, 2012

      Havas aims for growth in digital media

      Is Havas next? The question has rippled across the advertising industry following Dentsu’s £3.2bn recent deal to buy Aegis,...

    30. July 13, 2012

      Dentsu’s offer for Aegis hard to top

      Dentsu, Japan’s dominant advertising group, agreed to buy Aegis, the UK-listed advertising agency, for £3.2bn in cash this...

    31. July 13, 2012

      Currency movements hit Experian

      Experian was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 as adverse currency movements hit its revenue, while the wider index was...

    32. June 5, 2012

      Top French financier dies at 87

      Antoine Bernheim, one of Europe’s most powerful and influential bankers, died on Tuesday. He was 87. For more than 40 years...

    33. May 23, 2012

      Facebook moves to boost ad business

      Facebook is preparing to launch a new system for measuring the impact of advertising on its platform at the same time as...

    34. April 2, 2012

      YouGov to measure impact of tweets

      YouGov is poised to launch a social media marketing service that can better assess the reach and influence of Twitter and...

    35. March 2, 2012

      Havas chief acts to rebrand agencies

      David Jones, chief executive of advertising group Havas, has moved to rebrand his own agencies after a year of strong sales...

    36. February 15, 2012

      Facebook plays ball with Madison Ave

      Facebook is finally learning to speak the language of the advertising industry. It is giving out awards. The Facebook Studio...

    37. November 14, 2011

      Retailers seek ‘X Factor’ to gain more viewers

      The new Christmas advertising campaigns from Marks and Spencer and John Lewis, which have debuted in the past fortnight,...

    38. November 6, 2011

      Marketing fails to resonate with shoppers

      Consumers believe that only one in five brands has a notable positive impact on their quality of life, suggesting that...

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