Analysis

WPP’s Sorrell places his bets on new media – and it’s Google’s YouTube not Facebook or Twitter

The most interesting thing about WPP Group’s first quarter financial results were not the numbers, but its chief executive’s obiter dicta. The numbers themselves were a curate’s egg. They beat the revenue forecast, bizarrely enough they delighted in Britain, but ...

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George Parker: how I invaded Madison Avenue

After arriving in New York in the booze and drug fuelled Mad Men sixties, my first task was to get a job. For two weeks I trudged the concrete canyons of Manhattan lugging my oversized portfolio of samples. I soon ...

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Levy lays out tantalising glimpse of Publicis future

What are we to make of Maurice Levy’s musings about his and Publicis Groupe’s future? Levy hosted a confab in London (significant in itself as PG is really an Anglo-Saxon company these days) at which he promised two things. The ...

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George Parker: how I met David Ogilvy – twice

When, in 1963, as a snot nosed 23 year old, I disembarked at pier 96 from the Queen Mary (the one that’s now a conference center in Long Beach), my sole objective was to get a job on Madison Avenue, ...

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