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Percolate Raises $24 Million From Investors, Including WPP Boosts content marketing plans

Percolate, a social media management firm for brands to track online conversations, announced a $24 million fundraising round today. The New York firm helps brands and agencies develop content marketing strategies…

March 18, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

Microsoft Tells Agencies What They Must Do to Win Its Coveted Global Account Spends more than $1 billion annually in media

Microsoft is in the middle of reinventing itself—and it wants the agencies vying for its global creative and media business to be open to change, too.    The tech giant last year…

March 9, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Kurt Unkel Is New Digital Chief at Team Detroit Previously top VivaKi exec

Kurt Unkel, global president of VivaKi’s Audience on Demand, is moving over to WPP’s Team Detroit as chief digital officer, according to sources. Unkel was among the rising stars within Publicis…

January 24, 2014, 1:34 PM EST

Xaxis Merger Chases Programmatic Vision Finalizes union with 24/7 Media

The new Xaxis—now merged with 24/7 Media—officially unfurled its new corporate structure today. The union of the two entities, which are companion companies under WPP Group, created a supersized programmatic…

January 21, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

Ogilvy Chicago Wins Sargento Cheese Succeeds Grey on the business

The Chicago office of Ogilvy & Mather has won Sargento's creative account after a review that was managed by Select Resources International. Ogilvy takes on lead creative and digital duties for…

January 9, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

Grey N.Y. Cuts 4% of staff Laying off 45-60 people

Grey New York is cutting 45-60 people, or about 4 percent of its staff of 1,100, with the layoffs taking effect in January. While the WPP agency has been on a…

November 15, 2013, 8:27 AM EST

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…

November 10, 2013, 8:42 PM EST

WPP Buys Mobile Firm That Built NPR and NatGeo's Cool Apps Bottle Rocket's 2013 revenue reached $17 million

WPP made its second investment in a mobile company since August, acquiring notable apps maker Bottle Rocket for an undisclosed sum. The holding company said Bottle Rocket—which has a bevy of…

November 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

Radio-Happy Bonefish Grill Taps Digital Shop as Lead Agency Blast Radius picks up first restaurant account

Bonefish Grill has named Blast Radius its lead agency after a review involving three other unnamed candidates. The WPP shop takes over an account that sister agency Young & Rubicam,…

October 24, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

Mcgarrybowen Adds Chief of Staff Daniel Korn hails from Ogilvy & Mather

Daniel Korn, the North American business development director at Ogilvy & Mather since 2010, is joining mcgarrybowen as chief of staff, a new position. Korn will be based in New York…

September 6, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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