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Topic: Maurice Lévy

Maurice Lévy Says Omnicom Merger Was 'Dream of My Life'

Publicis Groupe boss acknowledges loss of face

Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Lévy opened up today at a Salesforce.com conference in Paris about the dashed hopes he had for his company’s merger with Omnicom Group—a failed initiative that…

The Truth Comes Out: Omnicom-Publicis Merger Was Actually a Zany Agency Prank

Fred & Farid case study takes full credit

In the weeks since the Omnicom and Publicis Groupe megamerger fell apart, many have been asking why such a problematic union was proposed in the first place. Well now we…

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…

Publicis Says Inequality Doomed the Company’s Union With Omnicom

Maurice Lévy cites difficulties in a planned merger of equals

Omnicom Group thinks that cultural differences doomed plans for Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to merge, but Publicis Groupe believes inequality was the culprit. In an interview with CNBC today, Publicis Groupe…

Omnicom Says Cultural Differences With Publicis Were Significant

John Wren acknowledges the complexities of combining big players

Omnicom Group CEO John Wren acknowledged this morning that the corporate differences between his company and Publicis Groupe were greater than he expected, as he explained to industry analysts why…

Publicis and Omnicom Call Quits on Merger

Widely expected in recent weeks

What were they thinking in the first place? Now that Publicis Groupe and Omnicom have called off their $35 billion merger, the differences between the two companies as they attempted to…

Le Monde Calls Publicis, Omnicom Merger a French Takeover

In 'everything but name'

French newspaper Le Monde has now weighed in on the current differences between Paris-based Publicis Groupe and its potential U.S. merger partner Omnicom in an incendiary piece titled “When (Publicis…

Are Omnicom and Publicis Laying Grounds for a Divorce?

Suddenly, merger obstacles are looming large

By raising tax domicile issues related to its megamerger with Publicis Groupe, Omnicom Group has drawn a line in the sand. And in doing so, the American company has only…

Publicis Groupe Posts 3% Organic Growth in Q1

In interview, CEO Lévy shrugs off talk of merger troubles

Revenue at Publicis Groupe, driven largely by digital operations, rose more than 3 percent organically in the first quarter, a “marked improvement” from the fourth quarter when it was flat,…

Organic Growth Flattens Out for Publicis Groupe

Hit by Q4 slowdown in emerging markets

Publicis Groupe, in the process of a merger with Omnicom Group, said organic growth was flat in the fourth quarter of last year, in contrast to a 3 percent rise…

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