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    WPP PLC

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. beyondbrics

    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...

  12. 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,...

  13. December 29, 2013

    Companies diary: a year to remember

    Diary commentary from FT reporters • World diary • 4CAST Economic Calendar • Economic Outlook: US and UK housing data under...

  14. December 27, 2013

    Openings for women in the boardroom

    What do Glencore Xstrata, the London Stock Exchange and Antofagasta have in common? They are the three FTSE 100 companies...

  15. December 17, 2013

    WPP teams up with Davos man Attias

    WPP has bought a 30 per cent stake in Richard Attias & Associates, the company led by the Moroccan events producer who has...

  16. December 8, 2013

    TV’s reign over ad spending to end after three decades

    Television’s hold on advertising budgets is beginning to falter, with forecasts indicating its share of global advertising...

  17. December 1, 2013

    London’s post-production advertising hub faces upheaval

    London’s post-production companies face the prospect of upheaval as advertising agencies experiment with new models of...

  18. November 3, 2013

    Timing is all in the online training game

    Forget managing an online education business. Jonathan Satchell should run courses on how to sell one. This week Mr...

  19. FT Alphaville

    October 30, 2013

    Who is funding Egypt's lobbying effort in the US?

    This is a bit off-topic for Alphaville, but an interesting doc dropped into our mailbox and it would be a shame not to share...

  20. October 28, 2013

    Subdued profits raise Europe rally doubts

    Confirmation that Spain has finally emerged from recession has boosted European stocks. But mixed signals for the...

  21. October 24, 2013

    WPP sees signs of recovery in Europe

    WPP, the world’s largest advertising group by revenues, posted better than expected underlying sales growth of 5 per cent in...

  22. September 20, 2013

    Corporate subsidiaries: odd couples

    Fancy a peanut butter and sardine sandwich? Some things just do not go together. This week Glencore Xstrata, the...

  23. 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...

  24. September 12, 2013

    Richard Desmond attacks WPP’s media buying power

    Richard Desmond, owner of commercial TV broadcaster Channel 5, has attacked the media buying power of Sir Martin Sorrell’s...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. August 25, 2013

    Companies diary: August 26 – September 1

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  29. August 16, 2013

    21st Century Fox takes stake in ‘gonzo’ Vice

    Twenty-First Century Fox has taken a 5 per cent stake in Vice Media, the digital media and publishing group that brought...

  30. 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...

  31. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2013

    Publicis/Omnicom: gunning for a piece of WPP's EM pie

    Among the reasons that Publicis and Omnicom – two of the biggest advertising companies in the world – gave for their...

  32. 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,...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. July 29, 2013

    Shire boosted by growth hopes

    Shire led the risers in a flat London market yesterday as sector consolidation and growth hopes lifted the stock to a record...

  37. 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....

  38. 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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