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      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 of...

    2. 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. The...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 indication...

    3. April 2, 2015

      Two chief executives who could make a big impact

      Every investor has a story about the one that got away. My favourite in that regard is Wire and Plastic Products. In 1984 I...

    4. Business Blog

      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 Sorrell...

    5. 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 in...

    6. 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 test how...

    7. 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 uncertainties...

    8. March 6, 2015

      Chief executives brace themselves for spring offensive on pay

      Protests over executive pay will be reignited in the run-up to the general election, industry groups have warned, after new...

    9. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the country...

    10. January 22, 2015

      City Insider: Sorrell parties in Davos

      World Economic Forum: Seen in Davos Was the biggest story in European finance this week QE; or Prince Andrew’s appearance at...

    11. 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 next...

    12. 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 bar...

    13. 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 Sorrell,...

    14. 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,...

    15. September 4, 2014

      Heed L.L. Bean as swans gather

      Clearly swans – whether white, black or grey – are creatures to be reckoned with. And they are multiplying. Sir Martin...

    16. August 26, 2014

      Currency winds rock multinationals

      Sir Martin Sorrell may have more reason than most UK chief executives to deplore the recent strength of sterling: WPP pays...

    17. August 26, 2014

      WPP: buying in bulk

      How WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell must have enjoyed that Friday back in May. As Publicis and Omnicom scrambled to...

    18. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2014

      WPP's Sorrell sees promise in "underbranded" India

      Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, the world’s biggest marketing services company, is bullish about India, suggesting...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. Business Blog

      May 9, 2014

      Omnicom-Publicis: car crash averted

      Graves at the Père-Lachaise-cemetery in Paris I’ve been wondering about the most suitable place to commemorate the death of...

    23. 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...

    24. May 5, 2014

      Temperature rising again on corporate pay

      The temperature is rising again over pay. Last Wednesday, the announcement of a big pay increase for Sir Martin Sorrell at...

    25. 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...

    26. April 25, 2014

      Hamish Maxwell, consumer marketing executive, 1926-2014

      When Philip Morris directors gathered in 1983 to choose their next chief executive, it was not at their new Manhattan...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. January 13, 2014

      Lord Mandelson adds BP to Global Counsel’s elite client list

      Lord Mandelson’s advisory group has added oil company BP to its roster of clients that has featured companies from across a...

    30. 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...

    31. December 5, 2013

      Need a status upgrade? Get an antiquated Nokia handset

      Sir Philip Green has all the trappings of a billionaire: the house in Monaco, the yacht, the supermodel-strewn parties – and...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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