Alan Gottesman


Art & Commerce

Profit Progress Almost all the publicly owned ad companies posted profit gains in the first quarter. Even Young & Rubicam, public now but private during the year’s first three months, […]

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Sound Waves Radio advertising grew by 9 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago, and sales cranked up by 12 percent in the month of March alone, […]

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Alternating Currency Co-owned by Saatchi & Saatchi and Cordiant Communications, Zenith Media has re-examined the advertising outlook in Asia in the post-crash environment. In fact, Zenith has raised its estimate […]

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Stock Rockets Advertising stocks were hot in the first quarter. Of the 12 ad stocks, only one, The Leap Group, lost ground; it and another (Omnicom–1997’s star) were the only […]

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See Spot Run National spot TV advertising is a volatile business. The market’s tone can change drastically from one month to the next, more so than network television or other […]

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‘Twas the Season Competitive Media Reporting compiled ad-spending data for 1997, and no surprise, the year turned out well. Outlays across 11 major media were up almost 10 percent from […]

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Profit Profile Most of the big publicly owned ad companies have reported their results for last year, and the news is good. All scored double-digit percentage gains in revenue in […]

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Key Club Young & Rubicam works for about 5,500 clients. Of these, 42 have been tagged “key corporate accounts” (KCAs), a subgroup that features companies that sell more than one […]

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Analytic Outlook Merrill Lynch thinks investors can count on the publicly owned ad agencies to generate double-digit growth in earnings per share for quite some time. Though advertising is cyclical […]

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First Look The latest financial records at WPP Group, the first of the major multiagency, multinational holding companies to reveal 1997 results, offer economic insights that others can take away. […]