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Topic: WPP Group

GroupM Expands in Sports Sponsorships With New Unit, ESP

One unit focuses on teams and other rightsholders; another on advertisers looking to sponsor

GroupM is expanding its sports and entertainment operations through the creation of a new global brand called ESP, an umbrella that includes two new units. ESP Properties, one of the…

SC Johnson Bundles Media Buying at PHD

Marketer spends $1 billion globally on media each year

In a battle of roster shops, SC Johnson has consolidated its media buying globally at PHD.  Previously, the business had been split between Maxus (traditional media) and PHD (digital media). The move…

WPP's Martin Sorrell Says Netflix Needs Ads to Pay for Original Content

Asserts that subscriptions alone are not enough

Martin Sorrell is never shy when it comes to expressing his opinion about other businesses, and the WPP Group CEO was at it again today, questioning whether Netflix can consistently…

WPP's Q1 Revenue Was Up 8%, but Holding Company Expects a 'Demanding Year' Ahead

With no World Cup or Olympics, growth is harder to come by

The ad industry's largest holding company said its first-quarter profits for 2015 are "well above target" but admitted, "2015 looks to be another demanding year." WPP Group's reported revenue rose 8…

WPP Digital Leader Mark Read Takes the Reins of Wunderman

Succeeds Daniel Morel as CEO

Daniel Morel is stepping down after more than 14 years as global CEO of Wunderman, giving way to Mark Read, a digital leader at parent company WPP Group who added chairman responsibilities…

S.C. Johnson Moves Global Media Planning to New Agency

PHD takes over from Maxus

S.C. Johnson is consolidating its global communications planning business at PHD, sources said. The Omnicom Media Group network, already on the company's media roster, takes over from WPP's Maxus, which was…

Pandora Jewelry Selects Grey N.Y. as Its New Creative Agency

First work will break before Mother's Day

Grey New York was tapped as the creative lead, in the Americas, for jewelry manufacturer Pandora after a review with WPP corporate siblings Young & Rubicam and JWT. In addition, Pandora…

Build-A-Bear Names a Lead Creative Shop

Brand spends an estimated $12 million annually

Build-A-Bear Workshop has named the Atlanta office of JWT as its lead agency after a review. The assignment encompasses North America and the U.K. The move follows Build-A-Bear's appointment of UM as the brand's new…

WPP Reports Q3 Revenue Growth of 3%

Ignoring currency fluctuations, rise was actually 7%

London-based WPP Group, battling strong foreign exchange headwinds, reported revenue growth of 3.1 percent in the third quarter. Meanwhile, like-for-like growth, which removes the impact of currency swings, jumped 7.6…

Tiffany Consolidates Its Global Media Business at a Single Shop

Brand with $100m annual spend goes to MEC

Fresh off the hunt for a new creative shop, Tiffany now has a new agency for media, as well. The luxury brand has hired MEC to handle its global media business,…

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