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    1. December 14, 2014

      Maurice Lévy tries to pick up Publicis after failed deal with Omnicom

      The latest phrase to enter Maurice Lévy’s vocabulary is “to be ubered” and the head of Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s...

    2. November 3, 2014

      Publicis/Sapient: pay per click

      The deal is done. Time to find $800m. Publicis has paid a huge premium for the US digital advertising and consulting group...

    1. October 23, 2014

      Publicis results lag behind rivals

      Publicis reported weaker than expected third-quarter growth as the French advertising group was left counting the cost of...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Interpublic boosted by business ad spending

      US businesses picked up their advertising spending in the third quarter, boosting earnings for marketing groups Interpublic...

    3. FT Tech Hub

      October 21, 2014

      Omnicom says digital ads are stealing share from TV

      Television’s $70bn advertising business isn’t dead yet. So says John Wren, chief executive of Omnicom, one of the world’s...

    4. September 29, 2014

      Facebook to use its data to target advertising across web

      Facebook has started to use the vast trove of data it has collected about the 1.3bn people who use the social network to...

    5. September 7, 2014

      Mad men get worked up over ad trading desks

      For the world’s largest marketing services companies such as WPP, Publicis and Omnicom, buying and selling online...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. July 31, 2014

      RTL buys online video advertising group

      Europe’s largest broadcasting group, RTL, has made an unusual bet on the growth of online video, paying $144m for a majority...

    9. 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...

    10. July 22, 2014

      Omnicom profits up on advertising growth

      Omnicom eased worries over its failed merger with France’s Publicis as it reported better than expected revenue and profit...

    11. May 23, 2014

      David Abbott, advertising executive, 1938-2014

      David Abbott, copywriter Advertising may often be denounced as dull, irritating or misleading; its practitioners ruthless...

    12. May 16, 2014

      Letter from Lex: let’s make a deal

      Readers, Spring is in the air and M&A bankers are looking forward to a long, busy summer. Yes, last week’s collapse of the...

    13. May 15, 2014

      Dixons / Carphone: party line

      Argh. Another “merger of equals”. The collapse last week of the Publicis/Omnicom merger did not deter UK retailers Dixons...

    14. May 9, 2014

      Advertising titans call off ‘merger of equals’

      As John Wren stood on the rooftop of Publicis’ Paris headquarters overlooking the Arc de Triomphe last year, he turned to...

    15. May 9, 2014

      Publicis / Omnicom: myth and reality

      The tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, and the merger of equals. If you are an adult, it’s time to let go. DaimlerChrysler?...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE As news of defaults filter out from China, David asks: won’t somebody think of the...

    17. May 9, 2014

      Publicis-Omnicom entente cordiale ends in recriminations

      The feuding that derailed a $35bn planned merger of Publicis and Omnicom broke into the open on Friday even as the two...

    18. May 9, 2014

      Lévy blames takeover risk for Publicis-Omnicom merger failure

      The $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom collapsed after the deal to create the world’s largest advertising company started...

    19. April 29, 2014

      Tax avoidance: The Irish inversion

      The global headquarters of Endo International is so new that, apart from a few desktop computers, the most visible purchase...

    20. April 25, 2014

      Pending merger of Publicis and Omnicom gives WPP a boost

      WPP has suggested it is already benefiting from the pending merger of its rivals Publicis and Omnicom, saying it has seen a...

    21. April 22, 2014

      Tax issues threaten Publicis-Omnicom deal

      Unforeseen tax issues have thrown the $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom into jeopardy, threatening to torpedo plans to...

    22. March 10, 2014

      Facebook gains on analyst optimism

      Facebook climbed on Monday as analysts at UBS raised their price target on the world’s largest social networking site to...

    23. March 9, 2014

      WPP chief Sorrell receives £23m payout

      It’s been a tough 12 months for Sir Martin Sorrell, but £22.7m in shares should help. Sir Martin, the chief executive of...

    24. February 11, 2014

      China’s antitrust clearance holds up Publicis and Omnicom merger

      Delays in obtaining antitrust clearance from China for the $35bn Publicis and Omnicom merger, among other complications, are...

    25. September 15, 2013

      Automated ads aim to make marketing visions a reality

      The lights went out at the Super Bowl and minutes later Oreo posted a message to Twitter with a picture that said: “You can...

    26. September 1, 2013

      Dentsu chief open to further tie-ups

      Dentsu, the acquisitive Japanese advertising group that bought UK agency Aegis last year for £3.2bn, is positioning itself...

    27. August 29, 2013

      WPP raises its sights on revenues

      WPP lifted its expectations for annual revenue growth for 2013 as the group reported underlying sales up 5 per cent in July...

    28. 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...

    29. August 12, 2013

      US acquirers cut taxes by relocating to Europe after mergers

      A growing number of US companies are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars in tax by relocating to Europe after...

    30. August 7, 2013

      Emerging markets key to Publicis-Omnicom deal

      Part of the rationale behind the $35bn Omnicom-Publicis tie-up is an empire-building land-grab into emerging markets. Growth...

    31. 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...

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      August 3, 2013

      The Weekender, August 3

      The week in emerging markets, featuring: our top 10 most read; five things we have learned; our favourite long reads; the...

    33. August 2, 2013

      The joys of going it alone

      At first, when you scan the cultural landscape, it seems like everything is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Times are...

    34. August 2, 2013

      Better ways to play the merger mania

      Mega mergers are back. This week, advertising groups Omnicom and Publicis announced a $35bn tie-up. Just a day or two...

    35. August 2, 2013

      Maurice Lévy: not ready to face his swansong

      For someone who adores the spotlight, there can have been fewer sweeter moments for Maurice Lévy than when he entered a...

    36. August 2, 2013

      Letter from Lex: a fitting bit of spin

      Big deal. This week was defined by one, as the world’s second and third-largest advertising groups Omnicom and Publicis...

    37. August 1, 2013

      Publicis and Omnicom advisers to receive nearly $70m

      Financial advisers are in line to receive nearly $70m for their work on the $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom, the...

    38. August 1, 2013

      Publicis Omnicom Group lays out long succession plans

      Publicis and Omnicom have laid out succession plans as part of their $35bn merger plan that could see their current leaders...

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