Finance

Publicis Groupe goes back to Brazil to buy GP7 agency

Publicis Groupe’s Maurice Levy has been dipping into his stash of Brazilian reals again, this time buying Sao Paulo ad agency GP7. Only last week the acquisitive Frenchman upped his stake in another Sao Paulo agency Talent AG from 49 ...

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US ad agencies now get 28 per cent of all income from digital

New figures compiled by Ad Age show that US ad agencies earned $8.5bn from digital services in 2010, 28 per cent of their total income of $30.4bn. This is an increase of 16.9 per cent on 2009 when digital accounted ...

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UK underperforms as Publicis Groupe posts strong revenues

The UK was an unexpected soft spot for Publicis Groupe as the French marcoms giant posted a revenue increase of 10.7 per cent to $1.29bn with organic growth of 6.5 per cent in its first quarter 2011 figures. Publicis Groupe, ...

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Omnicom profit surges 24 per cent on strong international ad growth

Marcoms giant Omnicom’s strategy remains firmly focused on its three big ad agency brands – BBDO, DDB and TBWA – and their appeal seems to be growing in the world outside the US. In the first quarter of 2011 Omnicom’s ...

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WPP looks East again, but this time it’s to Germany and Scholz & Friends

WPP has bought German marcoms company Commarco Gmbh whose brands include Scholz and Friends, integrated agency deepblue, relationship marketer DialogGroup and production company United Visions. The price hasn’t been disclosed but Hamburg-based Commarco turned over €132.9m last year and has ...

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Post-production giant The Mill is valued at £119m

London-based post-production giant The Mill has been valued at £119m in a deal which sees Barclay Private Equity buying 60 per cent of the company from former majority owner private equity firm Carlyle. Original founders Robin Shenfield (pictured) and Pat ...

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