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Topic: WPP

Here’s How We Size Up the Potential Bidders for IPG Elliott Management's stake fuels the chatter

The lull following Elliott Management becoming Interpublic Group’s third-largest shareholder has been filled in recent weeks with swirling rumors about who might buy the No. 4 holding company. The banter persists…

August 12, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

Xaxis Fights Fraud With Money-Back Guarantee for Brands 95 percent of the traffic certified

Call it the resistance—advertisers against the machine. A new guarantee from WPP's Xaxis promises humans are viewing 95 percent of online ads, or your money back. The ad trading technology platform…

August 7, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

LinkedIn Ads Can Be Tested and Targeted Like Never Before Direct Sponsored Content give brands new flexibility

LinkedIn advertising is growing up. The company officially launched Direct Sponsored Content today, a sign of maturity that has brands and agencies ready to invest more in the platform. Direct Sponsored…

July 24, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

July 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

Annalect Taps Wunderman's Samardzija as Analytics Chief Has done data-centric work for brands like Nokia, Coca-Cola and Sony

Annalect has named longtime Wunderman exec Slavi Samardzija chief analytics officer at the Omnicom Group’s data and analytics unit. Samardzija had been with the WPP company since early 2000 and…

June 25, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

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…

June 20, 2014, 3:24 AM EDT

Taxi Lands Maxwell House After Wieden + Kennedy W+K had handled the brand for less than a year

Kraft has found a home for Maxwell House at another roster shop: Taxi in New York.  "We looked at our roster and Taxi's body of work, including success with our coffee…

June 13, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

We Play Matchmaker for Merger Candidates AMC, Scripps and IPG New report lists media and ad companies as likely targets

Who's next? The recent spree of mergers and acquisitions doesn't appear to be at an end, at least not to the market-watchers at Barron's, who listed Mad Men and Walking…

May 27, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

IPG Mediabrands Retools Management Team North American CEO exits Mediabrands

North American CEO Jacki Kelley has left IPG Mediabrands after just 15 months in the position for a new role at parent company Interpublic Group. Kelley's move swiftly follows Microsoft's decision…

May 23, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

LinkedIn's Roadshow Heads to Cannes With a new slate of ad offerings, a social network goes deal-making on the Riviera

The Cannes Lions festival has become a tech playground, and LinkedIn has embraced the event to strengthen its industry ties. At last year’s festival, agencies and brands still demanded improved products…

May 20, 2014, 6:16 AM EDT

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