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    WPP PLC

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  1. 19 hours ago

    WPP: Surfin’ USA

    This time the Sorrell sound bite was about China. Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP chief executive, always ready to accompany...

  2. 22 hours ago

    WPP plays down risk of losing clients and remains bullish on China

    WPP has played down the risk that it will lose business as a result of the $20bn “tsunami” of advertising spending...

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  1. August 24, 2015

    Apologia for the City broker suffering a (China) crisis of conscience

    The chief executive of Abashed Equities, a typical City stockbroker, has written to fund management customers. “Dear...

  2. August 17, 2015

    FTSE chiefs earn 183 times average salary of UK workers

    Chief executives of Britain’s top-100 listed companies earned 183 times the salaries of the average UK worker last year...

  3. August 12, 2015

    Why investors should stop worrying and learn to love high CEO pay

    How relaxed should investors be about chief executives becoming filthy rich, to frame a question in terms first used by...

  4. July 31, 2015

    Chime agrees to £374m takeover from WPP and Providence

    Chime Communications, the sports-focused marketing services group founded by Margaret Thatcher’s media adviser, has...

  5. July 30, 2015

    Chime’s sports presence rings right note for WPP and Providence

    Chime Communications, the marketing services group founded in 1989 by Lord Bell, Margaret Thatcher’s media adviser, has...

  6. July 29, 2015

    Providence and WPP in talks on Chime deal

    Chime Communications, the London-listed sports marketing specialist, is in advanced discussions to sell itself for more...

  7. July 21, 2015

    Dividend ‘spike’ predicted ahead of tax changes

    Dividend payouts from UK companies are set to spike in the first quarter of 2016 ahead of tax reforms that will...

  8. July 9, 2015

    WPP without Sir Martin Sorrell is not yet on the cards

    Who will replace Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP? It is a question that has quietly haunted the world’s largest marketing...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

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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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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