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LinkedIn's Roadshow Heads to Cannes With a new slate of ad offerings, a social network goes deal-making on the Riviera

The Cannes Lions festival has become a tech playground, and LinkedIn has embraced the event to strengthen its industry ties. At last year’s festival, agencies and brands still demanded improved products…

May 20, 2014, 6:16 AM EDT

Will Publicis Groupe Now Attempt a Hostile Takeover of Omnicom? Maurice Lévy is no stranger to such moves

Paris investment bankers Natixis have put forth an intriguing scenario that explores the possibility of Publicis Groupe launching a hostile bid for Omnicom, asking: “Is the story over?” On the heels…

May 14, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

PHD's Williams Moves to Maxus New N.A. chief

Steve Williams, the president of Omnicom media network PHD in New York, is moving over to WPP’s Maxus as CEO of North America. He replaces Louis Jones, who is retiring according…

May 12, 2014, 9:04 AM EDT

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…

May 9, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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…

May 9, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

What’s an Appropriate Notice Period for Outgoing Agency Execs? 3 months might be a more reasonable cooling off period

So, not every top executive who leaves a WPP Group or Publicis Groupe agency has to wait six months before starting a new gig. Peter Sherman will join Omnicom Group as…

May 6, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

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…

April 30, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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…

April 27, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

WPP Group Q1 Reported Revenue Up 1.5% North America, U.K. strongest performers

WPP Group’s reported revenue, affected by the strength of the U.K. pound, rose 1.5 percent to $4.3 billion in the first quarter. Like-for-like growth, eliminating the impact of currency, climbed…

April 25, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

On Q1 Earnings Call, Omnicom's Wren Addresses Merger Concerns Cites tax residency issues

While Omnicom reported first-quarter worldwide revenue rose 3 percent, the real news in the company’s call with investors was its cautious outlook about the merger prospects with Publicis Groupe. Omnicom chief…

April 22, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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