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Topic: Martin Sorrell

WPP Reports Q3 Revenue Growth of 3% Ignoring currency fluctuations, rise was actually 7%

London-based WPP Group, battling strong foreign exchange headwinds, reported revenue growth of 3.1 percent in the third quarter. Meanwhile, like-for-like growth, which removes the impact of currency swings, jumped 7.6…

October 31, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

Martin Sorrell Echoes Critics of Scottish Independence The implications for WPP would not be good

In advance of Scots going to the polls today to vote on the referendum to withdraw from the United Kingdom, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell has weighed in on the…

September 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

Martin Sorrell Says China's Move to Stop Graft Creates Opportunities for WPP Transparent media-buying model pays off

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell told CNBC that China's anti-graft campaign is benefiting WPP.  "[In terms of] public relations and public affairs, every time there's a crisis, to be honest, there's an…

September 16, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

IPG CEO Michael Roth Defends His Pay Says it's comparable or less than what competitors make

Interpublic Group CEO Michael Roth today defended his compensation as mid-tier compared to his competitors. Roth, speaking at IPG's annual shareholder meeting in New York, received $11.7 million in salary, stock,…

May 22, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

Fait Accompli: How the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Died As Wren and Lévy lick their wounds, the only winners are the lawyers

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…

May 9, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

10 Provocative Tweets About Omnicom-Publicis #Fail Schadenfreude and humor aplenty

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 development…

May 9, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Y&R Legend Ed Ney Dies Described integrated marketing as 'the whole egg'

Ed Ney, the man at the center of expanding Young & Rubicam beyond traditional advertising and into a broad range of specialized marketing services, died today at the age of…

January 8, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

Bob Jeffrey Says His Successor Is a 'Real Internationalista' Gustavo Martinez also has a great reputation with clients

Bob Jeffrey, JWT global CEO since January 2004, will hand off to Gustavo Martinez in 13 months, after a year of preparing him for the top job. First, however, Martinez,…

November 6, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

Martin Sorrell Thinks Publicis Omnicom Group Will Have to Consolidate WPP head questions his rivals' claim that they won't combine agencies

The claims of merger partners Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe notwithstanding, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell expects the mega-merger to result in consolidation among Omnicom and Publicis Groupe shops. Sorrell made…

October 24, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

WPP Shareholders Approve CEO Sorrell's Compensation Some still disagree or withhold votes

A majority of WPP shareholders voted in favor of company chief Martin Sorrell’s new remuneration package with 80.6 percent of them casting ballots to approve it. The vote at WPP’s…

June 12, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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