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Topic: Martin Sorrell

Ad Industry Needs to Get Used to Low Growth Being 'the New Normal,' Martin Sorrell Says

Low inflation, disruption are pushing clients to focus on cost

In a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the macro forces shaping modern advertising, the implications of Britain leaving the European Union and his own compensation, WPP chief executive Sir Martin…

Could the JWT CEO Scandal Become a Watershed Moment for Change?

Ad industry leaders said (almost) all the right things

Unlike 4A's conferences in recent memory, soul-searching was the underlying theme in Miami this year—mostly the result of the fallout from the case against former J. Walter Thompson CEO Gustavo…

Global Agency of the Year: Grey's Work Sparked Cultural Conversations Worldwide

And brought home a mountain of awards

Grey celebrated its performance at the Cannes Lions in June with leather, whips and chains. The WPP Group agency hosted an S&M-themed "Fifty Shades" bash on the roof of the…

Backed by WPP, Bruin Sports Capital Acquires an Experiential Marketing Company

Engine Shop knows sports and entertainment

Bruin Sports Capital, a global media and marketing venture company backed by a WPP-led investment group, has acquired Engine Shop, an experiential marketing agency with expertise in the sports, entertainment…

Facebook Just Made 2 Big Changes to Appease Advertisers on Viewability

Offers premium option and third-party verification

Brands have long lamented the possibility that Internet users don't actually see the ads they pay for. Well, Facebook today introduced a premium buying choice that should quell some of that…

Facebook's 'Ludicrous' Video Ad Metrics Highlight Digital's Lingering Low Standards, Martin Sorrell Says

WPP chief calls for better measurement

Ad agencies are under increasing pressure to stay ahead of the curve as more of their budgets move towards digital. Few players know that better than WPP's CEO Martin Sorrell,…

Snapchat, WPP and Daily Mail Create an Agency for Vertical Mobile Video

It's a pivotal moment for the emerging ad format

CANNES, France—Snapchat, The Daily Mail and WPP have formed an ad agency for an increasingly mobile era, one that appears to be shifting dramatically toward content creation for vertical screens. The…

With $18 Billion in Media Up for Grabs, This Is a Huge Year for Dealmakers at Cannes

Keep an eye on acquisitions and recruiting, too

Beyond the judging, schmoozing and general bacchanalia of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a significant amount of wheeling and dealing, be it to acquire an agency or…

The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech

Google's Larry Page tops Adweek's first Power List

Presenting Adweek's inaugural Power List, our ranking of the 100 most influential, innovative and effective leaders controlling media, marketing and technology. To assemble this list, we considered the profiles and results…

GroupM Expands in Sports Sponsorships With New Unit, ESP

One unit focuses on teams and other rightsholders; another on advertisers looking to sponsor

GroupM is expanding its sports and entertainment operations through the creation of a new global brand called ESP, an umbrella that includes two new units. ESP Properties, one of the…

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