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Topic: Martin Sorrell

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…

WPP's Martin Sorrell Says Netflix Needs Ads to Pay for Original Content

Asserts that subscriptions alone are not enough

Martin Sorrell is never shy when it comes to expressing his opinion about other businesses, and the WPP Group CEO was at it again today, questioning whether Netflix can consistently…

Cannes Lions Will Honor Al Gore for His Work on Climate Change

Making a 'positive difference' to the planet

President Bill Clinton may have spoken at Cannes, but it's Al Gore who will receive one of the festival's top honors. Gore, Clinton's vice president from 1993 through 2001 and an…

Bob Jeffrey's Biggest Influence Was Bill Bernbach

JWT's outgoing CEO looks back on 11 years on the job

In nine days, JWT's Bob Jeffrey will join the ranks of former agency chiefs as he shifts, as planned, to non-executive chairman and global president Gustavo Martinez rises to CEO.…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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