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    WPP PLC

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    1,433

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  1. June 25, 2015

    Push for big data escalates as viewers tune out of traditional TV

    How many people watch TV shows? Is that number going up or down? For broadcasters, those are almost existential questions —...

  2. June 23, 2015

    WPP joins forces with Snapchat to launch ad content agency

    Advertising group WPP has teamed up with news publisher Daily Mail and messaging app Snapchat to launch a new content...

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  1. June 18, 2015

    Former Google exec raises $10m to block the adblockers

    Ben Barokas, the entrepreneur who sold his advertising technology company Admeld to Google in 2011 for $400m, has launched a...

  2. June 9, 2015

    Standard Life criticises WPP over ‘Sorrell-centricity’

    One of WPP’s top shareholders has criticised the advertising group’s “lack of transparency” over how it intends to replace...

  3. June 8, 2015

    WPP needs to line up an heir and a spare

    Who would you rather pay £43m to be in charge of an empire? 650 British MPs paid £67,000 each or one Sir Martin Sorrell, the...

  4. June 6, 2015

    Blog: Sir Martin Sorrell on emotional commitment

    Being an entrepreneur or company founder is “the nearest a man can come to giving birth”, says Sir Martin Sorrell, chief...

  5. May 31, 2015

    WPP faces another revolt over Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

    WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell faces a shareholder revolt over his £43m pay award for 2014 after two leading...

  6. May 18, 2015

    WPP to launch sports rights agency

    WPP has stepped into the increasingly lucrative arena of sports rights, setting up a new agency to represent the likes of...

  7. April 30, 2015

    WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is highest-paid FTSE 100 chief executive

    Sir Martin Sorrell earned £43m last year, making him the highest-paid chief executive in the FTSE 100 by some margin. The...

  8. April 23, 2015

    Deutsche’s belated fine shows it may not pay to come too quietly

    Deutsche Bank has been a doubly naughty boy. Not only has the bank been fined $2.5bn for traders’ attempts to rig rate...

  9. April 23, 2015

    WPP boosts sales despite cautious clients

    WPP has reported 8 per cent revenue growth and profits “well above target” in the first quarter of the year — an indication...

  10. April 17, 2015

    Tesco poised to report annual loss of up to £5bn

    Tesco is set to announce an annual loss of as much as £5bn next week — the worst performance in the near-100-year history of...

  11. March 16, 2015

    WPP eyes stake in Tesco Clubcard operator

    WPP has teamed up with private equity group General Atlantic to bid for a majority stake in Dunnhumby, the data analysis...

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    March 16, 2015

    WPP before Sorrell: rat cages, shopping baskets and the 'Alton Lockerette'

    It’s reasonably well-known that WPP stands for Wire & Plastic Products, the wire basket manufacturer that Sir Martin Sorrell...

  13. March 15, 2015

    WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell to pocket £36m shares award

    Sir Martin Sorrell will receive £36m from a controversial share plan this year, even though the scheme was dismantled in...

  14. March 13, 2015

    The networker: Martin Sorrell of WPP

    When chief executives meet in Sir Martin Sorrell’s absence, they sometimes deliberately email him simultaneously to test how...

  15. March 9, 2015

    WPP: behind the smiles

    The usual swagger, and the promise of more of the same — almost. When WPP trumpets another record year, and earmarks £300m...

  16. March 9, 2015

    Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

    Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the uncertainties...

  17. March 9, 2015

    WPP warns UK election will hurt business

    The UK election is likely to hurt business regardless of the outcome, WPP has warned. The world’s largest advertising group...

  18. February 26, 2015

    WPP and ComScore: measure for measure

    Bean counting is a great skill to have when people are trading beans. But when people start trading, say, liquids instead,...

  19. February 12, 2015

    WPP to buy stake in ComScore

    WPP has agreed to buy a stake worth about $300m in ComScore, as the world’s largest advertising group forges an alliance...

  20. January 28, 2015

    Channel 5 attacks Omnicom in letter to ad group’s clients

    Channel 5 has attacked Omnicom in a letter to dozens of the advertising group’s clients in the UK, urging them to consult...

  21. January 16, 2015

    Delegates expect smooth ride in Davos theme park

    The appreciation in the Swiss franc is bound to be a talking point among delegates to the World Economic Forum in Davos next...

  22. January 14, 2015

    Managing fast and slow in a world that keeps accelerating

    When it comes to competitive emailing, Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of marketing services group WPP, sets the bar...

  23. December 28, 2014

    Long-serving non-executives are on the wane in the UK

    The UK’s biggest public companies are increasingly ready to say goodbye to long-serving directors. The number of non-execs...

  24. December 19, 2014

    Cost-cutting Roberto Quarta at the gates of Fort Sorrell

    For years, shareholders in WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, have complained about the pay of Sir Martin Sorrell,...

  25. December 19, 2014

    Advertising group WPP lights up FTSE 100

    Shares in WPP led a broad rally on the FTSE 100 on Friday after a broker upgrade brought some seasonal cheer to the world’s...

  26. December 17, 2014

    The trouble with dribbles

    Ladies do not sweat. They glow. Similarly, Her Majesty’s Treasury will not “dribble out” Lloyds shares worth some £3bn,...

  27. December 17, 2014

    WPP nominates Roberto Quarta as new chairman

    WPP, the world’s largest advertising group by sales, has appointed Roberto Quarta to its board from January, saying he will...

  28. November 25, 2014

    Eurosceptic parties harm recovery, chief executives warn

    Chief executives at Europe’s largest companies have warned that rising support for eurosceptic political parties is...

  29. November 18, 2014

    A founder’s epitaph: he was vitally engaged in his pursuits

    Sometimes it takes a death to remind us of what matters in life. Recently my friend Rodney Fitch passed away, and inevitably...

  30. November 10, 2014

    WPP loses legal bid to stop UK government moving account to rival

    GroupM, the media-buying division of WPP, has lost a legal attempt to stop the UK government moving its £100m-per-year...

  31. October 31, 2014

    WPP growth slows in third quarter

    WPP, the world’s largest advertising group by revenues, reported that growth slowed in the third quarter, with rising...

  32. October 16, 2014

    WPP takes UK government to court over contract

    A unit of WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, has taken legal action to stop the UK government moving business worth...

  33. October 2, 2014

    Ad-free Ello pitches itself as the anti-Facebook and goes viral

    A new, invite-only social network dubbed the anti-Facebook because it promises it will never sell advertising is witnessing...

  34. September 23, 2014

    WPP partners with Chinese ecommerce company Polestar

    WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, is investing in an ecommerce service company in China as many of its global...

  35. September 22, 2014

    WPP takes stake in technology group AppNexus

    WPP has acquired a 15 per cent stake in AppNexus, a fast-growing advertising technology company that competes with Google...

  36. 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...

  37. September 4, 2014

    HP failed to break free of English incubus

    Dispiritingly, some women newscasters have employment contracts containing a form of “material adverse change clause”. “If...

  38. August 26, 2014

    Currency winds rock multinationals

    Sir Martin Sorrell may have more reason than most UK chief executives to deplore the recent strength of sterling: WPP pays...

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