Holding Companies

How Cannes Still Inspires and Surprises, and Why It Still Really Matters

When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing.

Elliott Management Strikes a Deal With IPG on Board Nominees

Interpublic reached an agreement with activist investor Elliott Management: The agency holding company is nominating three new board members and creating a new finance committee to focus on margin expansion.

Interpublic’s Net Income Nearly Doubled in Q3

Interpublic Group's net income nearly doubled in the third quarter, as revenue grew by 8 percent. The holding company ended the quarter with $1.84 billion in revenue and net income of more than $89 million, up from $45 million in the same period last year. On an organic basis, revenue rose more than 6 percent.

Publicis Groupe Posts Weak Results

Publicis Groupe delivered disappointing second-quarter and first-half results, with chief Maurice Lévy saying 2014 will “be a difficult year.”

Microsoft Splits Its Global Ad Business Between IPG and Dentsu

Microsoft began its global advertising review with the aim of consolidating its business within a single ad holding company. In the end, however, the business was split between two: Interpublic Group and Dentsu, Microsoft said today.

On Q1 Earnings Call, Omnicom’s Wren Addresses Merger Concerns

While Omnicom reported first-quarter worldwide revenue rose 3 percent, the real news in the company’s call with investors was its cautious outlook about the merger prospects with Publicis Groupe.

Which CEO Will Dominate in the Publicis-Omnicom Merger?

After unveiling plans to create the ad industry’s largest player, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom execs have reiterated that theirs is a “merger of equals,” and the deal’s financial structure is a balanced one. But the reality with any corporate combo is that one culture eventually prevails.

Publicis and Omnicom Take Merger Road Show to London Analysts

Publicis Groupe chief Maurice Lévy and Omnicom CEO John Wren continued their road show today, holding an analyst session in London to explain the combination of their companies that will ring up nearly $23 billion in revenue and house half of the industry’s bi

Trading Volume Surges In Omnicom, Publicis, IPG [Updated]

Industry stocks traded on heavy volume today following the announcement of Publicis Groupe's merger with Omnicom. Publicis, Omnicom and Interpublic all rose to new 52-week highs before receding later in trading.

Leaders Unveil Publicis Omnicom Group [Updated]

In a seismic change that will reshape the advertising world, Publicis and Omnicom confirmed plans to merge into a global marketing communications leader with almost $23 billion in revenue and half of the industry's networks under one roof.