Finance

Greenpeace launches new ‘brand attack’ on Volkswagen

As if Volkswagen didn’t have enough on its plate, eco warriors Greenpeace are launching a Halloween campaign ‘Trick. No Treat’ targeting the German carmaker over its use of defeat devices to chart emissions testing. Greenpeace campaigner Areeba Hamid says: “This ...

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WPP motors ahead in Q3 but data business still disappoints

WPP has posted reasonably strong numbers in Q3, with like-for-like revenue up 4.6 per cent and net sales up 3.3 per cent – both slightly below target but pretty creditable given the headwinds the company has faced in its preferred ...

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The perils of multinational life – IPG’s Lowe hopes it’s capped its legal and financial problems in Brazil

IPG’s Mullen Lowe seems to have settled its rather embarrassing legal problems in Brazil, closing its Brasilia office in the process. Former Borghi/Lowe executive Ricardo Hoffman has been indicted for making payments to a Brazilian congressman through shell companies owned ...

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International deals drive 2015 marcoms takeover trends

New Research by specialist marcoms M&A firm Results International shows that the number of global marcoms deals completed in Q3 2015 rose by seven per cent from Q2 (264 deals in Jul-Sep compared to 246 in Apr-Jun). This has been ...

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Markets hammer Publicis as organic growth dries up

Is Publicis Groupe now a medium-sized digital consultancy (in global terms) with some creative and media agencies attached? Shares in Publicis tumbled yesterday as it reported little or no organic growth in Q3 even though earnings rose 33 per cent ...

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