Topic: WPP

With All Eyes on NFL Streaming, Jack Dorsey Pins Twitter's Future on Live Content

CEO talks his plan to grow the platform

COLOGNE, Germany—The future of Twitter may be live, but CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey couldn't make it to Dmexco to give his speech in person. Instead, Dorsey held a video…

The Agency Review Frenzy Shows No Sign of Stopping. Here's Who's Winning

Omnicom tops the list

Last year's unprecedented string of Mediapalooza agency reviews involving some of the world's biggest advertisers (Coca-Cola, Walmart, P&G, etc.) was not an aberration. According to a new report released by…

To Help Fight Fraud and Piracy, GroupM Has Named a 'Brand Safety' Executive

John Montgomery takes on a new role

GroupM Global announced yesterday that John Montgomery will take on a newly created position within the company, global evp of brand safety. Reporting up to global chief digital officer Rob Norman,…

Pharma Giant GSK Consolidates Its Global Agency Roster Across 4 Holding Companies

Internal memo calls it an 'agency simplification'

In 2015, GlaxoSmithKlein and Novartis completed a deal worth more than $20 billion that combined the two companies' assets. In November of that year, various sources reported that the newly…

Mobile Ad Study Finds Interstitials Only Slightly Better Than Banners for Being Seen

Consumers work hard to avoid all of them

Interstitial ads might not be much more promising for marketers than banner ads. And it appears neither format has much of an effect on mobile viewers. According to the results of…

Snapchat Launches a Colossal Expansion of Its Advertising, Ushering in a New Era for the App

Unveils new API and $1 billion goal

Imran Khan was an internet-focused investment banker at Credit Suisse, where, in September 2014, he orchestrated Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba's high-profile IPO. Three months later, his star rose higher when…

AT&T Launches Huge U.S. Creative and Media Review

Incumbents Omnicom and WPP will participate

AT&T has put its giant U.S. creative and media accounts into review. A spokesperson for AT&T told Adweek: "We've begun a formal advertising media and creative agency review that will cover…

Legal Filing Claims WPP Is Downplaying 'Sexist, Humiliating' Behavior by Former JWT CEO

Erin Johnson's lawyers say lawsuit should continue

The legal team for Erin Johnson says her agency's parent company, WPP, is trying to downplay offensive behavior by ousted JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez while also tacitly discouraging other potential…

MediaCom Promotes Jon Gittings to Run Strategy In Americas

He's directly contributed to $3 billion in new billings

MediaCom named Jon Gittings chief strategy officer for the Americas, a new role at the WPP media network. The promotion reflects Gittings' efforts in MediaCom's recent new business sweep, contributions that…

McDonald's Is Putting the Squeeze on Agency Profitability, Making the Ad Industry Uneasy

Sources say the fast food giant's demands are 'unheard of'

The ongoing McDonald's creative review initially included all three of the ad industry's largest holding companies. But WPP made headlines earlier this month for bowing out (leaving incumbents Publicis and…