Finance

Shareholder advisors on the war path over pay at Sorrell’s new S4 Capital

We thought Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay was yesterday’s news as he’s now ensconced at “better, faster, cheaper” S4 Capital. At WPP he controversially earned buckets including £72m in 2016. But now two shareholder advisors, Glass Lewis and ISS, are urging ...

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Now AB InBev launches Draftline in-house agency

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (Budweiser and Bud Light among others) is joining the rush to set up a fully-formed in-house ad agency. The agency has grown from an in-house unit handling Michelob Ultra to one which will pitch for work ...

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Publicis Groupe seals in-car deal with Renault

We noted yesterday that the full effect of Publicis Groupe’s tech-inspired “transformation” had yet to be evident but maybe there’s a clue here: Renault and its Challenges Groupe publishing partner have struck a deal with Publicis to produce an in-car ...

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MSQ Partners valued at £37.5m after new LDC investment

Mid-sized marketing group MSQ Partners has secured a new investor, private equity firm LDC in a deal that values the business at £37.5m. MSQ’s agencies include Holmes & Marchant (branding & design), Smarts Communicate (PR and content), Stack (customer activation ...

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UK commercial radio posts biggest ever audience

Commercial radio in the UK has reported its highest ever audience of 36.1 million listeners according to new figures for Q1 2019 published by RAJAR, the body responsible for measuring radio audiences in the UK. There are now 1.7m more ...

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Asleep at your desk? No, a Wunderman Thompson power nap

Working for Wunderman Thompson must be stressful at times (more so its two constituent agencies just before the WPP merger) and so the newly-minted UK agency is introducing 15-minute “wellbeing” breaks. As ever with these things there’s a programme to ...

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Ocean Outdoor wins Glasgow Out of Home contract

Out of Home media owner Ocean has been awarded long term agreements with City Property (Glasgow) Investments LLP, working in partnership with Glasgow City Council, to redevelop and introduce new roadside and city centre digital advertising screens. This is Ocean’s ...

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