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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...

    27. FT Alphaville

      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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