Publicis Omnicom Merger

Fait Accompli: How the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Died

It started in February of last year when John Wren visited Publicis Groupe and admired the company’s stunning Champs Élysées view. Maurice Lévy, CEO of the French agency giant, was quick to say that it could belong to the Omnicom chief.

10 Provocative Tweets About Omnicom-Publicis #Fail

Twitter, as popular with marketers as perhaps any crowd, has seen plenty of interesting comments from industry players about Omnicom and Publicis Groupe calling off their marriage since the

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?

Le Monde Calls Publicis, Omnicom Merger a French Takeover

French newspaper Le Monde has now weighed in on the current differences between Paris-based Publicis Groupe and its potential U.S.

Are Omnicom and Publicis Laying Grounds for a Divorce?

By raising tax domicile issues related to its megamerger with Publicis Groupe, Omnicom Group has drawn a line in the sand.

JWT North American Chief Sherman Jumps to Omnicom

Peter Sherman is returning to Omnicom as an executive vice president after seven months at JWT.

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.