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Sapient's Net Income Falls Amid Publicis Groupe's Bid to Buy the Company Revenue for the quarter, however, grew 9%

Talk about bad timing: Sapient today reported third-quarter net income fell 15 percent to $22.3 million, just four days after Publicis Groupe said it would pay a 44 percent premium…

November 7, 2014, 10:10 AM EST

Publicis Groupe Pays a Premium for Sapient in $3.7 Billion Acquisition All-cash deal for digital agency surprises observers

Publicis Groupe is acquiring digital company Sapient in a $3.7 billion all-cash deal, commanding a premium that surprises observers. It's been an open secret in the industry that Sapient has sought a buyer…

November 3, 2014, 8:05 AM EST

WPP Expects More Consolidation Amid Publicis Groupe-Omnicom Deal Rival fans flames on potential conflicts, regulatory hurdles

In releasing 2013 interim results, WPP Group formally addressed the implications of the recently unveiled Publicis Groupe-Omnicom merger, which it described as a “big, bold, surprising move.” For its own part,…

August 29, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

Looks Like the Windowing Wars Are Back When It Comes to Digital/Cable TV Amazon deal for Viacom from Netflix echoes HBO-Starz tiffs

At the FX upfront breakfast this year, John Landgraf said something surprising: the company was rolling out a new digital service called FX Now. Part of the service (which is…

June 4, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

Is Hulu Really Worth 45% Less Than Tumblr? Analysts and marketers chime in

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has Tumblr in the bag for a cool $1.1 billion, AllThingsD reports that she may buy Hulu for between $600 million and $800 million.…

May 28, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

BlueGlass Buys Idealizer to Gain European Foothold Small shops expand globally for big brands

As big brands increasingly seek out global digital services, it gets increasingly difficult for a small domestic-only shop to secure their accounts. And that's precisely why Tampa-based BlueGlass announced today that…

February 19, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

Publicis Groupe Posts Rise in 2012 Net Income Holding company expects a 'difficult' 2013

Publicis Groupe today reported a 23 percent increase in 2012 net income to $982 million, thanks to growth from digital services and its agencies in the U.S. and developing markets. Revenue…

February 14, 2013, 10:32 AM EST

Facebook Mobile Ads Push Flowers for Valentine's Day 1-800-Flowers.com says 'customers are migrating'

While 1-800-Flowers.com isn’t new to sinking cash into Facebook ads, the e-retailer is particularly sweet on the social network's mobile promos for Valentine's Day this year. For the past two…

February 11, 2013, 9:22 PM EST

Investors to Tongal, Convertro: Happy New Year! Startups grab funding early in a cash-tight 2013

The cash-happy investor days appear to have ended with the close of 2012, so tech startups of every stripe are currently pressing the flesh and locking down lunches with people…

January 14, 2013, 4:59 PM EST

Analyst: CBS Would Win the C7 Battle Currency shift would funnel ancillary ad sales revenue to Black Rock

After taking a good, long look at TiVo’s set-top-box data as it pertains to prime time broadcast ratings, one influential analyst is of the opinion that Les is more. According to…

December 14, 2012, 5:15 AM EST

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