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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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”,...

    38. 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...

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