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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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”...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. November 1, 2011

    Aegis Group upgrades revenue forecasts

    Aegis Group, the media and marketing services firm, upgraded its revenue forecast for 2011 after third-quarter revenues came...

  37. October 31, 2011

    Aegis chief confident of seeing off predators

    A bullish Jerry Buhlmann, chief executive of Aegis, says the slimmed-down marketing services group can still punch above its...

  38. October 28, 2011

    WPP reduces 2011 sales forecast

    WPP cut its 2011 sales growth forecast on Friday as its market research arm continued to underperform, leaving smaller...

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