COLOGNE, Germany—The future of Twitter may be live, but CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey couldn't make it to Dmexco to give his speech in person. Instead, Dorsey held a video conference with WPP CEO Martin Sorrell this morning to talk about livestreaming, revenue, growth challenges and where Twitter plans to invest going forward.
For those not currently embroiled in the ongoing and emotionally charged debates taking place within the European Union, a massive vote—the EU Referendum—is on the horizon.
To assemble Adweek's second annual Power List, we considered the profiles and results of global corporate titans, taking into account such criteria as company value, revenue and revenue growth, market performance, consumer reach and affinity, their standing among rivals, the number of employees overseen, key acquisitions and partnerships, industry accolades and media buzz.
In a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the macro forces shaping modern advertising, the implications of Britain leaving the European Union and his own compensation, WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell wrapped the end of the first day of Advertising Week Europe on a somber note.
Unlike 4A's conferences in recent memory, soul-searching was the underlying theme in Miami this year—mostly the result of the fallout from the case against former J. Walter Thompson CEO Gustavo Martinez over alleged sexism and racism. Panel sessions and keynotes hit on the lack of diversity (and, to a lesser degree, transparency) in the ad business.
Grey celebrated its performance at the Cannes Lions in June with leather, whips and chains. The WPP Group agency hosted an S&M-themed "Fifty Shades" bash on the roof of the JW Marriott, high above the shimmering Mediterranean.
Bruin Sports Capital, a global media and marketing venture company backed by a WPP-led investment group, has acquired Engine Shop, an experiential marketing agency with expertise in the sports, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.
Brands have long lamented the possibility that Internet users don't actually see the ads they pay for.
Ad agencies are under increasing pressure to stay ahead of the curve as more of their budgets move towards digital. Few players know that better than WPP's CEO Martin Sorrell, who spoke about the challenges brand marketers are dealing with during the opening keynote at Dmexco, an industry conference in Cologne, Germany, that kicked off today.
CANNES, France—Snapchat, The Daily Mail and WPP have formed an ad agency for an increasingly mobile era, one that appears to be shifting dramatically toward content creation for vertical screens.