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Topic: merger

Comcast's Cohen Defends Time Warner Cable Deal

Calls Netflix blog post 'hogwash'

David Cohen, Comcast's evp and unofficial top lobbyist, is ready to take on any objection to the company's proposed eye-popping $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In an interview…

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…

Omnicom's Q4 Net Declines 2%

Merger costs impact profits

Omnicom Group, hit by professional fees related to its proposed merger with Publicis Groupe, said fourth-quarter net income declined 2 percent to $300.5 million from $307.1 million in the same…

Xaxis Merger Chases Programmatic Vision

Finalizes union with 24/7 Media

The new Xaxis—now merged with 24/7 Media—officially unfurled its new corporate structure today. The union of the two entities, which are companion companies under WPP Group, created a supersized programmatic…

NYC Official Again Prods Omnicom, Publicis to Reveal Hiring Trends

Comptroller wants to know the number of minorities, women in their ranks

New York City comptroller John Liu has renewed a previous call for Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe to disclose the numbers of minorities and women in their ranks, amid the…

Roth Associates Merges With The Observatory

Combined consultancy will operate in 10 cities

After six years of courting, Roth Associates and The Observatory International are tying the knot. The consultancies, which primarily help marketers search for ad agencies, are merging to create Roth Observatory…

Lowe Name Returns to New York

Agency, via merger with Campbell Ewald, reestablishes itself in the Big Apple

Lowe’s divorce from Deutsch is complete. The agency, buoyed by its merger three months ago with fellow Interpublic Group shop Campbell Ewald, is opening an office in New York, thereby reestablishing…

Omnicom Group's Net Income Declined in Q3

Results dented by costs of Publicis Groupe merger

Omnicom Group's net income declined in the third quarter, despite a revenue gain of more than 2 percent. The holding company ended the quarter with revenue of $3.49 billion, up from…

WPP Expects More Consolidation Amid Publicis Groupe-Omnicom Deal

Rival fans flames on potential conflicts, regulatory hurdles

In releasing 2013 interim results, WPP Group formally addressed the implications of the recently unveiled Publicis Groupe-Omnicom merger, which it described as a “big, bold, surprising move.” For its own part,…

What Does 'OmniPub' Have to Do With Creativity?

Economies of scale finally trumps the power of the idea

I was beginning to wonder why all this advertising stuff is so hard. Thank goodness someone has figured out how to make advertising cheap, and easy. It’s all about size.…

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