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WPP and Ogilvy claim Cannes 2014 network crowns

WPP and Ogilvy claim Cannes 2014 network crowns

Cannes 2014: WPP is claiming the crown as ‘holding company of the year’ at Cannes 2014 and says that its star network, Ogilvy & Mather, is the highest-scoring network for the third year in a row, beating Omnicom’s BBDO once ...

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WPP’s Millward Brown buys EffectiveBrands

WPP’s Millward Brown buys EffectiveBrands

WPP qualitative research operation Millward Brown has bought Amsterdam’s EffectiveBrands marketing consultancy to combine it with its own consultancy operation Millward Brown Optimor. The unit will now be known as Millward Brown Vermeer, the consultancy with a pearl earring presumably. ...

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Kantar buys PR monitoring firm Precise Media

Kantar buys PR monitoring firm Precise Media

WPP is still busily acquiring away and also sticking to its strategy of trying to build research operation Kantar into one of the world’s go-to information providers. Now Kantar has bought a majority stake in the UK’s Precise Media Group, ...

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Matt Eastwood takes the hot seat as JWT CCO

Matt Eastwood takes the hot seat as JWT CCO

Why’s it such a hot seat? Because JWT (or J. Walter Thompson as we’re now supposed to call it, again) has had more creative directors on either side of the Atlantic than you could shake a stick at in recent ...

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Williams quits top PHD post to join WPP’s Maxus

Williams quits top PHD post to join WPP’s Maxus

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell observed recently that his company was succeeding in poaching talent as well as accounts from Omnicom and Pubicis as they grappled with their now abandoned merger and he’s landed some more talent in the person ...

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