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Topic: WPP

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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