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WPP motors ahead in Q3 but data business still disappoints

WPP motors ahead in Q3 but data business still disappoints

WPP has posted reasonably strong numbers in Q3, with like-for-like revenue up 4.6 per cent and net sales up 3.3 per cent – both slightly below target but pretty creditable given the headwinds the company has faced in its preferred ...

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Why it will cost IPG more than $60m to fix Europe

Why it will cost IPG more than $60m to fix Europe

What on earth is Interpublic (IPG), which owns McCann, Draftfcb (or is it just FCB?), media agencies UM and Initiative and a gaggle of PR companies, going to do about Europe? It quietly announced last week that it’s to take ...

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Looks like it’s goodbye Draft, welcome FCB at IPG

Looks like it’s goodbye Draft, welcome FCB at IPG

What’s in an agency name? Used to be a load of initials of course, at one time there was a London agency called Beverley Fowler Maslin Oxlade & Starkey (lots of initials, obviously) and then, I think, they added Jenns ...

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Jeans is out of OOH agency rapport as IPG slashes costs

Jeans is out of OOH agency rapport as IPG slashes costs

Who’d work for a holding company? It’s emerged today that Roy Jeans (left), CEO of Interpublic-owned OOH specialist rapport and recently elevated to the post of global CEO, is leaving the company. Rapport has ambitions to go global having taken ...

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Rumbles in the takeover jungle – WPP said to be readying a bid for Interpublic

Rumbles in the takeover jungle – WPP said to be readying a bid for Interpublic

Interpublic, the owner of McCann, Lowe and DraftFCB among many others, is manning the defences in preparation for a takeover bid. And the likeliest bidder is not widely-canvassed Dentsu but WPP. IPG is currently valued at $7.2bn (£4.4bn) and trading ...

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DLKW Lowe faces another big loss as £70m Morrisons reviews

DLKW Lowe faces another big loss as £70m Morrisons reviews

I suppose poor old DLKW Lowe was bound to get it in the neck from Morrisons – the UK supermarket group has been struggling to keep pace with discounters Asda, Aldi and Lidl and now Tesco has entered that frame ...

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