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Topic: Publicis Omnicom Group

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…

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…

Publicis-Omnicom Merger Clears European Commission Hurdle

Still subject to additional scrutiny

The European Commission signed off on the pending merger between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom, further clearing the way for the creation of the industry’s largest holding company. In late November, the…

The Power Players in the Publicis-Omnicom Merger

Who may be in line to lead

The completion of the Publicis Groupe-Omnicom merger will likely be pushed back to the second quarter, pending regulatory approvals. But that delay is doing little to stem speculation about which…

Publicis Omnicom Merger May Not Close Until Q2

Reports from Morgan Stanley session

The completion of the Publicis Omnicom merger may be pushed back into the second quarter of next year, a delay from the first-quarter close originally planned when the transaction was…

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…

Martin Sorrell Thinks Publicis Omnicom Group Will Have to Consolidate

WPP head questions his rivals' claim that they won't combine agencies

The claims of merger partners Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe notwithstanding, WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell expects the mega-merger to result in consolidation among Omnicom and Publicis Groupe shops. Sorrell made…

Arthur Sadoun Rises to Global CEO at Publicis

Executive has been on agency fast track

Arthur Sadoun, a rising star at Publicis, has been named CEO of the global agency. This summer rumors circulated that Sadoun, the CEO of Publicis France who was named worldwide managing…

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