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PHD's Williams Moves to Maxus New N.A. chief

Steve Williams, the president of Omnicom media network PHD in New York, is moving over to WPP’s Maxus as CEO of North America. He replaces Louis Jones, who is retiring according…

May 12, 2014, 9:04 AM EDT

Fait Accompli: How the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Died As Wren and Lévy lick their wounds, the only winners are the lawyers

It started in February of last year when John Wren visited Publicis Groupe and admired the company’s stunning Champs Élysées view. Maurice Lévy, CEO of the French agency giant, was…

May 9, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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…

May 9, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Mindshare Taps BlabPredicts to Better Plan Digital Campaigns Adds to the media agency's real-time data outfit, The Loop

Mindshare has inked a deal with Blab to use the BlabPredicts system, which is designed to help brands understand social media conversations within 72-hour windows. The media company, with offices…

May 5, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

AppNexus Hires Ex-CEO of 24/7 Media As CFO Public experience hints at Wall Street ambitions

AppNexus has hired former 24/7 Media CEO Jon Hsu as chief financial officer, adding another veteran of the ad tech world and signaling its ambitions to eventually take the company…

April 7, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

Twitter, Kantar Expand Global Data Partnership Developing new research tools for marketing

Twitter and marketing data agency Kantar have expanded their relationship. The two companies have forged a five-year deal to develop new research tools under a program called Data of Now, according…

March 31, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

JWT North American Chief Sherman Jumps to Omnicom Becomes holding company evp

Peter Sherman is returning to Omnicom as an executive vice president after seven months at JWT. The longtime BBDO exec moved to the WPP agency as CEO of its New…

March 31, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

Helping Brands Manage Social in a New Way ‘It’s boom times for data and marketing’

Social media marketing is part science—and if there is a secret formula to creating content, then surely marketers equipped with the latest data tools will find it. Companies like Percolate, fresh…

March 25, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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

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