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Is Facebook a Media or Tech Company? Sorrell, Everson differ at 4A's conference

Don't call Facebook a media company. Six hours after WPP CEO Martin Sorrell did just that at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Facebook's Carolyn Everson took the stage…

March 27, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

4A's Conference: Data Won't Trump Creativity Advertising is about romance, not science

Yes, consumer data and analytics are powerful tools, but they're no substitute for inspiring others through creativity.  That was a primary theme that emerged today at the 4A's annual Transformation Conference.…

March 27, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

China Will Soon Be 'Second-Biggest Market' Says WPP Chief Launches marketing school in Shanghai

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell says China will overtake the U.K. as the firm’s second-biggest market within two to four years. "I would anticipate that China would become our third market…

October 31, 2011, 7:51 AM EDT

Team Detroit's Chief Takes WPP Role George Rogers to lead business development

The head of Team Detroit, the agency that manages WPP Group’s global Ford business, is moving to New York to steer global business development for WPP. George Rogers, CEO of Team…

July 5, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

The Can’t-Miss at Cannes These are the panels everyone will be talking about

Creative leaders and communications experts from around the globe will gather on the French Riviera beginning June 19 for the 58th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most…

June 15, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

WPP Beats Omnicom, Publicis in First Quarter Holding company's revenue tops rivals for first time since 2006

The advertising group WPP announced a strong first quarter, one in which it beat rivals Omnicom and Publicis Groupe for the first time since 2006.  WPP reported organic revenue up 6.7…

April 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

Sorrell to Ad:Tech: You're lucky to have me

Martin Sorrell is apparently much in demand on the conference circuit. While speaking at Ad:Tech in New York on Wednesday morning, the WPP CEO reminded organizers not once but…

November 4, 2009, 1:38 PM EST

Sir Martin discovers new passion: blogging

Sadly, as in years past, I had to miss Davos this year. Bummer. Luckily, WPP CEO and Davos fixture Martin Sorrell is blogging from the World Economic Forum for…

January 30, 2009, 11:22 AM EST

Amid downturn, WPP brass poke each other

We all deal with economic catastrophe in our own ways. For WPP's top echelon of executives, it means enjoying a little Wii and Facebook. A new BusinessWeek story recounts…

January 7, 2009, 9:59 AM EST

Google envy alive and well at WPP Group

It sometimes seems like the specter of an all-powerful Google is never far from the braintrust at WPP Group. Sir Martin Sorrell, after all, memorably labeled the Internet giant as…

September 26, 2007, 2:03 PM EDT