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Topic: Omnicom

Maurice Lévy Dropped $3.7 Billion on Sapient. Now What? Publicis is rewiring for the future

Acquisitive Publicis Groupe chief Maurice Lévy champed at the bit during the nine months of merger negotiations with Omnicom, putting his ability to buy shops on hold. After the collapse…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers

After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here. Instagram, owned by Facebook, has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. The…

October 30, 2014, 3:00 AM EDT

Publicis Groupe Blames Weak Q3 on Merger Distractions Organic growth rose just 1%

Publicis Groupe had another weak earnings period in the third quarter, as chief Maurice Lévy alluded to the company’s failed $35 billion merger with Omnicom and admitted "management was too…

October 23, 2014, 9:26 AM EDT

Omnicom's Net Income Jumped 24% in Q3 Revenue rose more than 7%

Omnicom Group's organic revenue grew more than 6 percent in the third quarter, as overall revenue climbed more than 7 percent to $3.75 billion. Net income for the quarter, meanwhile, jumped…

October 21, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

Havas CEO Yannick Bolloré: No Acquisitions Planned But what about future links with Vivendi?

Yannick Bolloré admitted he spent a lot of time thinking about the scale of Havas after the ill-fated Publicis Omnicom Group merger announcement in July 2013, just a month before he…

October 2, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

Facebook's New People-Based Ad Technology Is 'Marketing Nirvana' Pepsi and Intel are early testers as social net unleashes data

Facebook is finally sharing its deep knowledge of 1.3 billion users to power advertising across the Web in a way that marketers say is unprecedented, potentially enhancing their ability to…

September 29, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

UM's U.S. Strategy Chief Moves to PHD Will Wiseman follows new PHD U.S. head Nathan Brown

Will Wiseman, the head of U.S. strategy at Interpublic's UM, is joining PHD in the new role of president of strategic communications. The hire of Wiseman, who joins PHD on Oct.…

September 25, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

Omnicom CFO Randy Weisenburger Exits Controller Philip Angelastro succeeds him

Randy Weisenburger, the well-regarded CFO at Omnicom Group for the past 16 years, is leaving the holding company to go back to his Wall Street roots. He'll be replaced by…

September 22, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

Jonathan Adams Is Maxus' New N.A. Digital Chief Previously, he lead N.A. media at iCrossing

In Steve Williams’ first hire since joining Maxus as North American CEO in June, he has named Jonathan Adams as chief digital officer for the region. Adams joins the GroupM agency…

September 11, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

Publicis Groupe Posts Weak Results CEO Maurice Lévy braces for a 'difficult' year

Publicis Groupe delivered disappointing second-quarter and first-half results, with chief Maurice Lévy saying 2014 will “be a difficult year.” The French holding company posted flat organic growth in the second quarter,…

July 22, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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