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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

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…

May 9, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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…

May 9, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

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…

May 8, 2014, 8:05 PM 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

JWT North American Chief Sherman Jumps to Omnicom Becomes holding company evp

Peter Sherman is returning to Omnicom as an executive vice president after seven months at JWT. The longtime BBDO exec moved to the WPP agency as CEO of its New…

March 31, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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…

January 9, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

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…

November 22, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

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