Finance

2014 – the year global adland’s dogs didn’t bark

‘The Curious Incident Of the Dog In the Night-Time’ is a highly successful novel and a play by Mark Haddon, dealing, among other things, with Asperger’s Syndrome and autism. But the expression comes from a Sherlock Holmes story, ‘Silver Blaze,’ ...

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Maurice Levy looks back on his ‘annus horribilis”

It’s been, in his own words, an “annus horribilis” for Maurice Levy and Publicis Groupe in 2014 – the collapse of the merger with Omnicom, poor trading and a sceptical market reaction to his latest wheeze, paying $3.7bn for digital ...

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Global adland presents its very own Game of Thrones

By Gordon Montgomery And so the Five Kingdoms of the advertising world continue their battle for supremacy. Still showing little sign of desiring to give up power, the ageing kings, Martin Sorrell of House WPP, John Wren of House Omnicom, ...

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Keith Hunt: why 2015 will be the year of yet more marcoms disruption

It looks like 2015 is going to be another eventful and disruptive year. But then, perhaps we should be used to that by now. After all, the marcoms sector has already seen a plethora of new technologies, strategies and approaches ...

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