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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. July 29, 2013

    Veteran dealmaker Sir Martin Sorrell is left stranded

    Advertising’s biggest dealmaker finds himself uncharacteristically sidelined in the biggest deal in the sector’s history....

  21. 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....

  22. June 12, 2013

    WPP suffers shareholder revolt over executive pay

    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, endured a shareholder revolt over his pay on Wednesday with more than a quarter...

  23. June 9, 2013

    ‘Last chance saloon’ warning to WPP’s Martin Sorrell

    Disgruntled investors are warning Sir Martin Sorrell that he is in the “last chance saloon” over remuneration, even as his...

  24. June 6, 2013

    Sir Martin Sorrell follows Twitter trend with advertising venture

    Advertising agency WPP has entered into a partnership with Twitter to gain access to the microblogging platform’s vast trove...

  25. Westminster Blog

    May 31, 2013

    Mandelson looks east for Russian directorship

    Lord Mandelson, who was de facto deputy prime minister in the last Labour government, is set to add a lucrative directorship...

  26. May 31, 2013

    Mandelson set to become director of Russian conglomerate Sistema

    Lord Mandelson, who was de facto deputy prime minister in the last Labour government, is set to add a lucrative directorship...

  27. May 5, 2013

    LGIM steps up its pay protest votes

    Legal & General Investment Management stepped up efforts to tackle excessive pay by voting against 126 remuneration policies...

  28. April 30, 2013

    Lombard: Reconstructed WPP sets out possible post-Sorrell world

    The climate is changing at WPP – not just a bunch of board members. Though the prompt for the impending departure of Jeffrey...

  29. April 30, 2013

    Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay rises 50% at WPP to £17.6m

    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, was awarded a total pay package of £17.6m for 2012, an increase of almost 50 per...

  30. FT Tech Hub

    April 25, 2013

    Martin Sorrell to Big Media: Stop being complacent about digital

    There was a major disconnect on display at the FT’s Digital Media conference in London on Thursday morning. Jeff Bewkes of...

  31. March 27, 2013

    Networking led to first foot on the career ladder

    For someone who has arrived at the office just 15 minutes earlier, after a day of travelling by air, rail and road from a...

  32. March 1, 2013

    WPP: it all ads up

    Sir Martin Sorrell is usually such a paragon of elegance that it is hard to imagine him doing anything ugly. Yet here is the...

  33. March 1, 2013

    WPP in strong start to year

    WPP said it had made a strong start to the year, raising hopes of better conditions in the advertising market. The world’s...

  34. February 10, 2013

    CEO pay relies on ‘self-serving myth’

    The notion that chief executives are part of a globally mobile talent pool that justifies high pay is a “self-serving myth”,...

  35. January 28, 2013

    Demand for restraint to hit bonuses

    Company bosses will take an axe to their bonuses this year as they respond to investor demand for pay restraint. Fewer than...

  36. January 16, 2013

    Marketing executives raise budgets

    UK marketing executives cautiously raised their budgets in the last three months of 2012 but they significantly cut their...

  37. January 16, 2013

    Pro-gun lobby urged to tone down rhetoric

    Traditional supporters of the National Rifle Association on Capitol Hill are urging the powerful pro-gun lobby group to tone...

  38. January 14, 2013

    Who really wants out of the EU?

    If it came to a British in-out referendum on membership of the EU, how many business leaders would be in the “out” camp?...

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