Finance

WPP tightens grip on global Jaguar Land Rover

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover is selling container loads of cars to Americans, Chinese and just about anybody outside cash-strapped Europe; defying the sceptics who thought that its purchase by the huge Indian conglomerate was a recipe for disaster. It has ...

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What really happened in BETC London bust-up

My spies tell me that, rather than BETC London CEO Matthew Charlton and ECD Neil Dawson walking out a deux from the Havas-owned agency, Charlton and Dawson had, in fact, fallen out big-time. Charlton, according to this account, went to ...

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Jones quits Havas as Bollores take over top jobs

It was pretty clear last June that David Jones’s time as CEO of Havas was up, when majority shareholder Vincent Bollore promoted son Yannick to chairman of the business and other son Cyrille to be his number two at family-owned ...

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Marissa Mayer unveils new Yahoo line-up at CES

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (left) has announced some new goodies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These include: A new Yahoo Advertising platform which includes a unified suite of digital advertising products for premium and audience-focused display, native ...

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WPP’s GroupM launches new media unit Modi – but is it new or the same old (new) ‘Math Men’ stuff?

WPP’s GroupM media business, which is making a fairly good stab at taking over the media world, has announced another new venture: this one’s called Modi Media and purports to encompass the following groovy new media things you need to ...

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Desmond eyes bumper £700m payday from Channel 5

We haven’t always been UK media entrepreneur Richard Desmond’s biggest fan – he started out at the tacky end of tacky with porn magazines (where he still resides with some of his TV channels) – but the boy certainly has ...

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