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    1. October 22, 2014

      Interpublic boosted by business ad spending

      US businesses picked up their advertising spending in the third quarter, boosting earnings for marketing groups Interpublic...

    2. May 9, 2014

      Advertising titans call off ‘merger of equals’

      As John Wren stood on the rooftop of Publicis’ Paris headquarters overlooking the Arc de Triomphe last year, he turned to...

    1. May 9, 2014

      Publicis-Omnicom entente cordiale ends in recriminations

      The feuding that derailed a $35bn planned merger of Publicis and Omnicom broke into the open on Friday even as the two...

    2. May 9, 2014

      Lévy blames takeover risk for Publicis-Omnicom merger failure

      The $35bn merger of Publicis and Omnicom collapsed after the deal to create the world’s largest advertising company started...

    3. 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...

    4. October 16, 2013

      Emerging markets slowdown depresses growth at Publicis

      Slowdowns in China, India and Russia depressed revenue growth at Publicis in the third quarter with the marketing services...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. April 18, 2013

      Omnicom hit by European slump

      European markets continue to drag on the advertising business, with Omnicom reporting only a slight increase in...

    17. October 17, 2012

      Media ‘to use stock market algorithms’

      From television commercials to mobile phone ads, almost all media will soon be bought and sold via sophisticated trading...

    18. July 30, 2012

      Bleak forecast for global ad spend

      Uncertainty in the European and US economies is clouding the forecast for the global advertising market. GroupM, part of...

    19. April 17, 2012

      Omnicom revenues rise in fragile economy

      Omnicom, the first of the big advertising companies to report first-quarter earnings, said revenues for the first three...

    20. October 30, 2011

      Omnicom buys Mudra in India push

      US advertising group Omnicom is making its biggest push yet into India with the acquisition of a majority stake in Mudra...

    21. October 18, 2011

      International sales help Omnicom buck trend

      Strong international sales helped Omnicom, one of the world’s largest advertising groups, report surprisingly robust...

    22. April 19, 2011

      Omnicom reports 24% jump in profits

      Omnicom, one of the world’s largest marketing services groups, said its strong first quarter reflected a strengthening...

    23. March 9, 2011

      Omnicom in deals to target online ads

      Omnicom, one of the world’s largest marketing services groups, has struck what it claims are industry-first partnerships...

    24. February 15, 2011

      Omnicom heralds advertising acceleration

      Omnicom said the fourth quarter was its strongest of 2010, with the advertising group reporting a “significant improvement”...

    25. December 29, 2010

      WPP closes in on Blue State Digital purchase

      WPP, the world’s largest marketing holding company, is close to acquiring the digital agency that led Barack Obama’s...

    26. December 28, 2010

      Wren sceptical of rivals’ digital strategies

      As advertising agencies grapple with the constantly changing world of digital media and technology, the industry speaks with...

    27. December 27, 2010

      Omnicom looks for digital partners

      Omnicom is to accelerate its push into digital media and marketing in 2011 by focusing on new partnerships with technology...

    28. October 19, 2010

      Ad recovery beats expectations

      Global advertising spending is recovering more quickly than expected by big agencies ahead of the Christmas season. Strong...

    29. June 26, 2010

      Cannes do admen

      The usual back-slapping at the annual Cannes Lions advertising awards was augmented by relieved hugs - such as that...

    30. February 11, 2010

      Omnicom and Havas herald rebound

      The long-awaited rebound in advertising spending appears to have edged closer after Omnicom and Havas, the agency groups,...

    31. February 10, 2010

      Omnicom and Havas herald rebound

      The long-awaited rebound in advertising spending appears to have edged closer after Omnicom and Havas, the agency groups,...

    32. October 22, 2009

      Omnicom sounds note of caution

      Omnicom sounded caution for advertising agency groups yesterday as its third-quarter trading failed to show improvement,...

    33. October 21, 2009

      Omnicom sounds cautious tone on advertising

      Omnicom sounded a cautious note for advertising agency groups as its third-quarter trading failed to show broad signs of...

    34. October 20, 2009

      Agencies back search alliance

      The heads of the four largest advertising agency groups came out yesterday in support of the proposed search alliance...

    35. October 20, 2009

      Agencies back search alliance

      The heads of the four largest advertising agency groups came out yesterday in support of the proposed search engine...

    36. October 19, 2009

      Microsoft-Yahoo tie-up garners ad chief support

      The heads of the four largest advertising agencies came out on Monday in support of the proposed search engine alliance...

    37. July 24, 2009

      Publicis considers entering fray for Razorfish amid falling ad revenues

      Maurice Lévy, chief executive of Publicis Groupe, the French communications group, said that he would be interested in...

    38. April 28, 2009

      Cautious optimism for Omnicom

      Stimulus spending by governments around the world could start to rebuild battered advertising budgets by the end of this...

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