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Topic: Agency Holding Companies

WPP's Q1 Revenue Was Up 8%, but Holding Company Expects a 'Demanding Year' Ahead

With no World Cup or Olympics, growth is harder to come by

The ad industry's largest holding company said its first-quarter profits for 2015 are "well above target" but admitted, "2015 looks to be another demanding year." WPP Group's reported revenue rose 8…

3 Teams Reach the Final Round of the Big Sears Holdings Review

Review encompasses all marketing services for Sears, Kmart

Three holding company teams have advanced in Sears Holdings Corp.'s marketing services review. Agency teams from Havas, Publicis Groupe and Interpublic Group made the cut and will be briefed further this…

Havas CEO Yannick Bolloré: No Acquisitions Planned

But what about future links with Vivendi?

Yannick Bolloré admitted he spent a lot of time thinking about the scale of Havas after the ill-fated Publicis Omnicom Group merger announcement in July 2013, just a month before he…

Publicis Groupe Acquires Turner Duckworth

Design firm known for Coca-Cola work

Design firm Turner Duckworth, known for its work for brands like Coca-Cola, Visa, Miller, Oreo, Google and Samsung, has been acquired by Publicis Groupe. Turner Duckworth was founded in 1992 and…

The Truth Comes Out: Omnicom-Publicis Merger Was Actually a Zany Agency Prank

Fred & Farid case study takes full credit

In the weeks since the Omnicom and Publicis Groupe megamerger fell apart, many have been asking why such a problematic union was proposed in the first place. Well now we…

Will Publicis Groupe Now Attempt a Hostile Takeover of Omnicom?

Maurice Lévy is no stranger to such moves

Paris investment bankers Natixis have put forth an intriguing scenario that explores the possibility of Publicis Groupe launching a hostile bid for Omnicom, asking: “Is the story over?” On the heels…

Havas Posts 3% Gain in Organic Growth

N.A. helped in recovery from year-earlier period

Thanks to improved results in North America and strong performance in high-growth countries, Havas said first-quarter revenue rose to $542 million, with a 3 percent increase in organic growth. That…

Le Monde Calls Publicis, Omnicom Merger a French Takeover

In 'everything but name'

French newspaper Le Monde has now weighed in on the current differences between Paris-based Publicis Groupe and its potential U.S. merger partner Omnicom in an incendiary piece titled “When (Publicis…

WPP Group Q1 Reported Revenue Up 1.5%

North America, U.K. strongest performers

WPP Group’s reported revenue, affected by the strength of the U.K. pound, rose 1.5 percent to $4.3 billion in the first quarter. Like-for-like growth, eliminating the impact of currency, climbed…

Publicis Omnicom Merger May Not Close Until Q2

Reports from Morgan Stanley session

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…

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