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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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”...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. February 11, 2009

    Omnicom predicts grim ad outlook

    Omnicom, one of the world's largest advertising groups, yesterday said the industry was facing its toughest conditions...

  37. February 10, 2009

    Omnicom predicts grim ad outlook

    Omnicom, one of the world’s largest advertising groups, on Tuesday said the industry was facing its toughest conditions...

  38. October 22, 2008

    Omnicom faces challenge in 'confused and cautious clients'

    Concerns mounted yesterday over the impact of deteriorating corporate and consumer confidence on advertising and marketing...

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