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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

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    August 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Barclays’ boys club: Barclays was the title sponsor of last week’s US PGA Tour...

  20. August 26, 2014

    WPP profits rise despite sales ‘ravaged’ by strong pound

    Advertising group WPP has claimed that the strong British pound has “ravaged” its revenues, wiping more than £400m off its...

  21. August 26, 2014

    WPP beats forecasts and tops FTSE 100

    The world’s largest advertising group, WPP, was among the leaders on London’s main equity index on Tuesday after reporting...

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    August 19, 2014

    WPP's Sorrell sees promise in "underbranded" India

    Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, the world’s biggest marketing services company, is bullish about India, suggesting...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. June 26, 2014

    Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

    Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

  26. June 25, 2014

    Time to end WPP’s traditional summer grudge match

    The annual knockabout between WPP and shareholders is as much a seasonal fixture as Wimbledon. This year, 27 per cent of the...

  27. June 25, 2014

    WPP shareholders remain unhappy about Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay

    WPP shareholders revolted over the group’s pay policy on Wednesday, after the world’s biggest marketing services company by...

  28. June 10, 2014

    WPP research arm buys stake in Precise Media

    WPP’s research arm Kantar has acquired a majority stake in Precise Media, one of the UK’s largest media monitoring agencies,...

  29. Business Blog

    May 9, 2014

    Three merger lessons from the collapse of Omnicom-Publicis

    The collapse of the proposed Omnicom-Publicis merger, a bravado effort to override cultural differences, executive egos and...

  30. May 6, 2014

    Jeffrey Rosen is used to dealing with criticism over WPP chief’s pay

    Jeffrey Rosen is a man experienced in dealing with criticism. Over the past three years, the non-executive director and...

  31. April 30, 2014

    Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay rises by two-thirds to £30m

    Sir Martin Sorrell is again facing criticism from large shareholders in his marketing services group WPP, after it emerged...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. February 27, 2014

    WPP shares fall as advertising group misses margin target

    WPP shares fell heavily on Thursday after the world’s biggest advertising group missed its target for full-year operating...

  35. February 26, 2014

    WPP invests in online content marketer

    WPP is buying a minority stake in Percolate, an advertising technology company specialising in content for digital and...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 24, 2014

    Survey finds Chinese see US as the "ideal country"

    You might not guess it from the often frosty official relations between Washington and Beijing, but Chinese are more likely...

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    February 21, 2014

    Chinese brand equity makes for stock hits

    Chinese brands may not yet be world beaters, but it looks as though they are making waves among stock pickers. Research from...

  38. January 2, 2014

    From a frown to a smile, the technology that’s in your face

    Shakespeare called it “a book where men may read strange matters”. What the human face reveals has fuelled speculation,...

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