Finance

Marcoms challenger MSQ Partners ups profits and turnover

London-based marcoms group MSQ Partners has upped its profits nearly 50 per cent to £5.9m and grown turnover ten per cent to £82.3m in 2018. MSQ, which recently secured investment from PE firm LDC valuing it at £37.5m, owns creative ...

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Record-breaking UK commercial radio sets off into an app-driven future

Digital has won the media share game in the sense that it takes over half the ad market in most economies. But some older media are fighting back, especially when they show they can effectively harness digital bells and whistles. ...

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P&G glimpses former glories – as Apple begins to look more like P&G

Are old-style companies on the way back? Procter & Gamble has just posted its best quarterly results for 13 years (if you except a $8bn hit for Gillette, of which more later) while Apple, which is beginning to resemble an ...

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Sorrell hails S4 progress with business from Braun, Starbucks and Bayer

Most agency holding company CEOs probably don’t look forward to announcing their quarterly numbers these days – Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun certainly wouldn’t have as he unveiled what amounted to a revenue warning a couple of weeks ago – but ...

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BBDO picks Rix to join swelling ranks of agency CMOs

Agencies are busily appointing CMOs, some on a global basis, just at a time when clients seem to be getting rid of them. Omnicom’s BBDO has appointed New York CSO Crystal Rix (below) to the global post (she’s keeping her ...

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Interpublic sails on as European rivals face headwinds

Interpublic continues to lead the holding company pack in terms of both organic growth and financials although it slowed a little in the second quarter of 2019. Q2 organic growth was three per cent (4.6 per cent for the half ...

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