Topic: Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell Speaks From the Croisette on Publicis-Omnicom and Content

And keeping an eye on the World Cup

CANNES, France—WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, in a sitdown with Adweek in the sun-dappled MediaCom suite at the Martinez hotel, continued his dissection of the failed Publicis-Omnicom merger. "It didn't do…

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…

Martin Sorrell Talks Candidly About Mergers, Mayhem—and His Own Demise

The WPP CEO says people don’t take risks

In 1978, Martin Sorrell had just started working with the Saatchis, where, as group finance director, he was the architect of the agency acquisitions that would reshape modern advertising. After…

These Ad and Media Bigwigs Know Their Business

Sorrell, Goodby, Pittman and more on surfing the digital disruption

One thing has been a constant across the last three-and-a-half decades since Adweek was born: change, and the business, cultural and technological disruptions that have rocked and that continue to…

12 Conversations About the Past, Present and Future of Advertising

We sit down with industry leaders in Cannes

Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity makes more room for a cast of characters beyond creatives—and for more commerce. Here, we present snapshots from Adweek’s conversations last week…

WPP Launches New Lincoln Unit

New York-based agency to help reintroduce luxury Ford brand

WPP today unveiled plans for a new, as-yet-unnamed agency, dedicated to Ford Motor's Lincoln nameplate. To be based in New York, the shop will reintroduce Lincoln's new designs to consumers and…

Why Silicon Valley Can't Sell

Or, why luring big brands to platforms is its next big problem

Drive up and down the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley, or cast your gaze north toward Seattle, and media companies, which expect to book over $20 billion in advertising in…