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What’s next for Jerry Buhlmann after Dentsu Aegis?

Jerry Buhlmann has surprised the industry by quitting his role as CEO of Dentsu Aegis. He is only 59, which is young compared to John Wren at Omnicom (66) and Michael Roth at Interpublic (72). We also know that Buhlmann ...

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S4C’s Sorrell bounces back with stellar financial update

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital – aka MediaMonks – has morphed from a peanut to a coconut already. Peanut, you may recall, was how himself described his new venture in relation to his old one WPP but now he says ...

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Sorrell lines up MightyHive for first move into digital media

S4 Capital’s Sir Martin Sorrell is reckoned to be on the brink of landing his second big acquisition, US-based programmatic advertising company MightyHive. MightyHive is run by former Google exec Peter Kim and advises clients on their digital media activities ...

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Tech to the fore as Publicis lines up Xebia and Dentsu Switzerland’s Namics

Arthur Sadoun’s Publicis Groupe is planning to buy Xebia France, a mid-sized consulting firm, to combine with existing consultancy operation Publicis.Sapient. Xebia France employs 170 people – the so-called “Xebians” – and works for established clients Axa, Air France and ...

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Martin’s in the money already as S4C ratches up £38m gain

Bob Willott of Marketing Services Financial Intelligence (who knows about these things) reckons Sir Martin Sorrell (below) and his co-investors have made a £38m paper profit on his new venture S4 Capital which reversed into a company called Derriston and ...

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