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  1. 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...

  2. September 15, 2013

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

  3. 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...

  4. August 29, 2013

    WPP raises its sights on revenues

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  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  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...

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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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. July 31, 2013

    CBS unfazed by Publicis-Omnicom deal

    CBS, owner of the top-rated US broadcast network, has “no great concerns” about the proposed merger of Publicis and Omnicom,...

  17. 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...

  18. July 31, 2013

    Top Omnicom shareholders welcome Publicis merger deal

    Market reaction to Publicis and Omnicom’s transatlantic advertising and marketing merger plans has been cool, with shares in...

  19. July 30, 2013

    Publicis and Omnicom face antitrust hurdle

    For all the breezy talk of a regulatory greenlight for Christmas, Publicis and Omnicom must still navigate an often...

  20. 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...

  21. July 30, 2013

    A glimpse into the second golden age of advertising

    “Google and Facebook are attacking,” came the cry from Madison Avenue. “Circle the wagons,” was the answer from France. And...

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    July 29, 2013

    The Closer

    FT markets round-up: “Financial markets adopted a broadly cautious tone as a big week in terms of central bank meetings and...

  23. July 29, 2013

    PR, an industry with a PR problem

    It looks like goodbye, public relations people. It was sometimes interesting, and often aggravating, to know you. I am sure...

  24. July 29, 2013

    Contrasting admen team up to tackle digital challenge

    It took Maurice Lévy nearly four decades to build Publicis into the third-largest advertising and marketing services group...

  25. 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...

  26. July 29, 2013

    Publicis / Omnicom: merger of equals?

    The Publicis/Omnicom tie-up has been pitched as a “merger of equals”. How fitting for a deal between two advertisers. The...

  27. 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...

  28. 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....

  29. July 29, 2013

    ‘Stars align’ to allow for Omnicom-Publicis merger

    For Omnicom chief executive John Wren, the tie-up with Publicis is only possible now because “the stars had aligned”. But...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

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    July 29, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE And Shibor’s off again… Izzy notes another pick up in Shibor and wonders if there might...

  33. 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...

  34. July 28, 2013

    The quiet man of adland

    In an industry filled with flashy personalities, John Wren stands apart for his low profile. He is the quiet man of adland....

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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