Topic: Pivotal Research Group

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…

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,…

Is Hulu Really Worth 45% Less Than Tumblr?

Analysts and marketers chime in

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has Tumblr in the bag for a cool $1.1 billion, AllThingsD reports that she may buy Hulu for between $600 million and $800 million.…

Publicis Groupe Posts Lower-Than-Expected Growth

Organic revenue in Q1 rose just 1 percent

Publicis Groupe today reported lower-than-expected first-quarter organic revenue growth of slightly more than 1 percent to $2 billion. In releasing the results, the Paris-based holding company blamed tough comparisons in the…

BlueGlass Buys Idealizer to Gain European Foothold

Small shops expand globally for big brands

As big brands increasingly seek out global digital services, it gets increasingly difficult for a small domestic-only shop to secure their accounts. And that's precisely why Tampa-based BlueGlass announced today that…

Publicis Groupe Posts Rise in 2012 Net Income

Holding company expects a 'difficult' 2013

Publicis Groupe today reported a 23 percent increase in 2012 net income to $982 million, thanks to growth from digital services and its agencies in the U.S. and developing markets. Revenue…

Investors to Tongal, Convertro: Happy New Year!

Startups grab funding early in a cash-tight 2013

The cash-happy investor days appear to have ended with the close of 2012, so tech startups of every stripe are currently pressing the flesh and locking down lunches with people…