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  1. August 26, 2014

    WPP: buying in bulk

    How WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell must have enjoyed that Friday back in May. As Publicis and Omnicom scrambled 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. September 23, 2013

    Focus turns to chiefs’ rewards for takeovers

    Big payouts to bosses triggered by the takeovers of their companies are rocketing to the top of shareholder to-do lists in...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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....

  6. July 29, 2013

    Deals fail to lift US stocks

    Deal news was responsible for the two biggest movers on the S&P 500 on Monday, as advertising company Interpublic Group led...

  7. July 28, 2013

    Publicis/ Omnicom: does not ad up yet

    Shareholders of Omnicom and Publicis could reasonably wonder why, exactly, their respective boards decided to combine the...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. July 21, 2013

    Ad agencies claim victory on bill payments

    Advertising agencies are claiming victory over attempts by major consumer products companies to push out bill payments to as...

  12. April 18, 2013

    Omnicom hit by European slump

    European markets continue to drag on the advertising business, with Omnicom reporting only a slight increase in...

  13. 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...

  14. December 30, 2012

    TV companies in digital ad fightback

    Television companies, whose $197bn advertising market has come under threat from the likes of Google, Facebook and Yahoo,...

  15. December 12, 2012

    Data scientists take byte out of Mad Men

    With its depiction of three-martini business lunches and a plot centred on the “creative types” who ruled the 1960s...

  16. December 10, 2012

    Questions raised over power of big data

    Among the many loud vows of how big data will revolutionise business are some quieter words of caution of what it cannot do....

  17. December 4, 2012

    Profile: Tim Andree

    Tim Andree towers over the advertising industry in more ways than one. “Tim-san”, as he is known by his colleagues, stands...

  18. December 3, 2012

    Ad groups cut 2013 growth outlook

    Advertising forecasters have cut predictions for global advertising spending in the coming year in response to economic...

  19. November 13, 2012

    Star showing at production arm boosts ITV

    Shares in ITV had their biggest one-day bounce in over three and a half years on Tuesday as the broadcaster reported better...

  20. November 8, 2012

    US election offers advertising lessons

    The lesson corporate marketers are learning from the estimated $6bn poured into political advertising in the US this cycle:...

  21. October 26, 2012

    Ad agencies – not so festive

    Batten down the hatches. With October almost over, the festive advertising deluge is on the way – expect Father Christmas...

  22. October 26, 2012

    Publicis and Interpublic deepen ad industry gloom

    Worries about the state of the global advertising market are escalating, with Publicis Groupe and Interpublic Group...

  23. September 14, 2012

    James Bond trades martini for Heineken

    Heineken is taking a gamble on a €60m marketing campaign tied to a new James Bond film that has already upset some followers...

  24. September 10, 2012

    Too big to scale creative heights

    Bob Greenberg woke up one morning recently, terrified that R/GA, the digital advertising agency he founded more than three...

  25. August 26, 2012

    TV ad campaigns fail to reach audiences

    Nationwide US television advertising campaigns are failing to reach a large portion of their target audiences, according to...

  26. August 6, 2012

    Best Buy leaps on takeover hopes

    Shares in Best Buy jumped as the company’s founder offered to buy out fellow investors for between $24 and $26 a share, a...

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    August 3, 2012

    Publicis and Interpublic - a swan song for Levy? (Updated)

    UPDATE:  Publicis on Sunday formally denied that it has held any discussions with Interpublic, adding that it had not...

  28. May 18, 2012

    GM to sit out next Super Bowl

    General Motors will not advertise in the Super Bowl next year, the most watched US television event of the year, in an...

  29. January 24, 2012

    Aegis wins $3bn GM global media contract

    Aegis Group has won General Motors’ $3bn global media planning and buying contract from rival Publicis Groupe, making the...

  30. December 5, 2011

    Zenith to cut media spending forecasts

    Europe’s economic crisis is dragging down the outlook for the global advertising industry, ZenithOptimedia will report on...

  31. October 30, 2011

    Omnicom buys Mudra in India push

    US advertising group Omnicom is making its biggest push yet into India with the acquisition of a majority stake in Mudra...

  32. October 28, 2011

    Financials and materials power S&P 500

    US bank stocks led a Europe-inspired relief rally this week, putting the S&P 500 on course for its best month since October...

  33. 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...

  34. October 7, 2011

    US agencies see pullback in advertising

    Advertising agencies are bracing for a pullback in spending from big companies as concerns persist that the US economy is...

  35. October 4, 2011

    Bric focus as Interpublic spree goes on

    Interpublic Group, the US advertising and public relations group, has acquired 14 new businesses in 10 months, in a spree...

  36. September 23, 2011

    Media mood darkens as advertising outlook dims

    The mood of multinational media groups darkened this week as growing uncertainty about the advertising outlook clouded their...

  37. September 20, 2011

    Netflix hit by investor confidence

    Netflix shares slumped 9.5 per cent to $130.03 on Tuesday, as the combined impact of a corporate restructuring and an...

  38. August 29, 2011

    Wall Street up on consumer spending data

    The S&P 500 closed above 1,200 for the first time in two weeks as traders seized on better than expected consumer spending...

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