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Topic: Brian Wieser

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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