Publicis Omnicom Group

Publicis Says Inequality Doomed the Company’s Union With Omnicom

Omnicom Group thinks that cultural differences doomed plans for Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to merge, but Publicis Groupe believes inequality was the culprit.

Omnicom Says Cultural Differences With Publicis Were Significant

Omnicom Group CEO John Wren acknowledged this morning that the corporate differences between his company and Publicis Groupe were greater than he expected, as he explained to industry analysts why the two companies won't merge after all.

Publicis and Omnicom Call Quits on Merger

What were they thinking in the first place?

Organic Growth Flattens Out for Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe, in the process of a merger with Omnicom Group, said organic growth was flat in the fourth quarter of last year, in contrast to a 3 percent rise in the first nine months.

Publicis-Omnicom Merger Clears European Commission Hurdle

The European Commission signed off on the pending merger between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom, further clearing the way for the creation of the industry’s largest holding company.

The Power Players in the Publicis-Omnicom Merger

The completion of the Publicis Groupe-Omnicom merger will likely be pushed back to the second quarter, pending regulatory approvals. But that delay is doing little to stem speculation about which executives will influence the integration that will form the ad industry’s largest player. Until the deal is done, the two are still competitors.

Publicis Omnicom Merger May Not Close Until Q2

The completion of the Publicis Omnicom merger may be pushed back into the second quarter of next year, a delay from the first-quarter close originally planned when the transaction was announced in July.

NYC Official Again Prods Omnicom, Publicis to Reveal Hiring Trends

New York City comptroller John Liu has renewed a previous call for Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe to disclose the numbers of minorities and women in their ranks, amid the planned merger of the two holding companies.

Martin Sorrell Thinks Publicis Omnicom Group Will Have to Consolidate

The claims of merger partners Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe notwithstanding, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell expects the mega-merger to result in consolidation among Omnicom and Publicis Groupe shops.

Arthur Sadoun Rises to Global CEO at Publicis

Arthur Sadoun, a rising star at Publicis, has been named CEO of the global agency.