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    1. May 20, 2016

      Advertising: TV fights the future

      The advertisers who filed into Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall this week for the annual star-packed “upfront” presentation of...

    2. April 29, 2016

      WPP’s Martin Sorrell defends £70m pay package

      WPP set itself up for a shareholder revolt over pay after it awarded its founder Sir Martin Sorrell £70m for 2015 in...

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    1. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      WPP boss receives £70m pay package

      Sir Martin Sorrell has received £70m from WPP in one of the biggest pay packages ever awarded to a FTSE 100 chief...

    2. April 28, 2016

      WPP warns of ‘cocktail’ of pressures on clients

      A cocktail of pressures is making companies cautious about spending on advertising, WPP has warned. The world’s biggest...

    3. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      WPP boosts revenues, but still signals caution

      WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, has reported strong revenue growth in the first quarter, with business...

    4. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      WPP continues global push with Turkish acquisition

      WPP is continuing its strategy of buying local companies in key growth markets, with the world’s largest advertising...

    5. April 16, 2016

      FTSE 100 bosses face fresh revolt over pay

      The temperature gauge on executive pay rose into the red zone this week as two FTSE 100 companies suffered defeats at...

    6. March 16, 2016

      LSE-Deutsche Börse merger is ICE’s to disrupt

      Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange are sticking to their script: the combination will be a nil-premium merger...

    7. March 16, 2016

      Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay set for steep fall at WPP

      New remuneration policies at WPP are set to dramatically reduce the pay of Sir Martin Sorrell from next year, but the...

    8. FT Data

      March 14, 2016

      US interest rates, executive pay, Irish economy and Egyptian devaluation - the day in four charts

      March 14: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: The Federal Reserve is not expected to raise rates this week, but...

    9. March 13, 2016

      WPP chief’s £60m pay set to spark anger

      Sir Martin Sorrell will this week receive more than £60m in one of the biggest pay cheques ever received by a FTSE 100...

    10. March 4, 2016

      WPP warns against ‘Don Draperish’ optimism

      WPP has reported its sixth consecutive year of record revenue, but cautioned against “Don Draperish” over-optimism as...

    11. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      WPP warns against 'Don Draperish' optimism

      WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, has reported its fifth record year in a row following the 2008 banking...

    12. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Osborne: business shouldn't be shy in Brexit debate

      George Osborne has pledged to spell out in detail the alternatives to Britain’s membership of the EU when the...

    13. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      WPP buys Korean digital agency

      To win business in South Korea, Martin Sorrell once had to eat several courses of kimchi, a traditional Korean...

    14. December 17, 2015

      Business leaders call UK airport decision delay ‘disastrous’

      Fifty business leaders have accused the government of “disastrous” procrastination, after ministers once again...

    15. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Goldman Sachs names new M&A heads

      Goldman Sachs has promoted four bankers in its mergers and advisory business, which has enjoyed a bumper year. Mark...

    16. December 2, 2015

      Candidates lined up to replace Maurice Lévy at Publicis

      Publicis has taken the clearest step yet towards choosing Maurice Lévy’s successor, in effect naming a shortlist of...

    17. November 8, 2015

      Shakespeare’s King Lear is a dramatic example of tragic succession planning

      Succession planning has provided dramatic material for playwrights even before Shakespeare penned King Lear. Now...

    18. October 26, 2015

      Gilbert should handle opportunistic offers with Aberdonian grit

      Martin Gilbert used to say he’d step down as chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management when his friend Sir Alex...

    19. October 26, 2015

      WPP warns of ‘inane’ pricing pressures

      WPP, the world’s largest advertising group by revenues, warned that its rivals have been offering their services at...

    20. September 29, 2015

      ComScore and Rentrak take aim at Nielsen

      ComScore, the US online media measurement company, is acquiring Rentrak, which measures television viewing, to create a...

    21. September 25, 2015

      Rupert and James Murdoch arrange media meeting with India’s Modi

      A group of top US media executives met Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, in New York on Thursday, where they...

    22. September 23, 2015

      WPP urges Google to tackle problem of fake ad views

      Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, has warned Google that unless it improves its efforts to weed out “fake...

    23. September 14, 2015

      The pitfalls of the Microsoft and Apple ‘frenemy’ pact

      If you were surprised when a senior Microsoft executive took the stage at Apple’s latest product launch last week, you...

    24. September 3, 2015

      Advertisers put agency deals on the block in media ‘tsunami’

      WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell last week described it as a “tsunami”, trade journal AdWeek nicknamed it “Mediapalooza 2015”,...

    25. August 30, 2015

      Silicon Valley’s young guns could do with softening their image

      Last week Google rejected the thrust of antitrust charges brought against it by the European Commission. Many...

    26. August 26, 2015

      WPP: Surfin’ USA

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

    27. 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...

    28. July 30, 2015

      The non-business classics that inspire

      It is hardly a secret that some of the best “business” books are not found on the business shelves at all. They can...

    29. 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...

    30. June 12, 2015

      Average FTSE 100 boss paid 150 times more than the average worker

      FTSE 100 chief executive and worker pay widens Greek philosopher Plato mused that the best paid in society should not...

    31. 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...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - HSBC to cut up to 25,000 jobs

      HSBC is cutting up to 25,000 jobs, WPP’s Martin Sorrell faces shareholders’s wrath over his pay and we’ve UK trade data...

    33. 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...

    34. June 7, 2015

      FRC signals tougher guidelines on succession planning

      What would happen to a company if the chief executive fell under a bus, crashed a motorbike or suffered a sudden fatal...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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