Finance

George Parker: how the Big Dumb Holding Companies screwed up their Big Dumb Agencies

Even though business in general, is notorious for rewarding senior management with obscene pay packets, which inevitably culminate in humungous “get the fuck out of here,” golden parachutes when their never ending failures and screw ups have finally become too ...

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Sorrell shows his cojones to support GroupM against bully critics and takes another potshot at ‘POG’

Here’s my chum Mark Sweney from the Guardian bearding WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell (left) on the alleged bullying activities of his media buying giant GroupM, recently criticised by both Richard Desmond of Channel 5 and (on its grip on TV ...

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£80m Centaur Media in takeover play as former boss Geoff Wilmot readies bid

Centaur Media, publisher of Marketing Week and the Lawyer among a (declining) number of others is under siege from former CEO Geoff Wilmot (left) who departed the publisher, along with business division boss Tim Potter, last year. Centaur, along with ...

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Engine Group gets bigger but substantial post-tax profits still prove elusive

Peter Scott’s Engine Group, whose companies include WCRS, Partners Andrews Aldridge and sports marketing business Synergy, made a small post-tax profit £422,000 in 2012 compared with a loss of £5.2 million in the previous year. The results were affected by ...

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US, France and UK lead real time bidding online media revolution according to new research

Online advertising is still growing rapdily around the world according to research conducted by Econsultancy on behalf of The Rubicon Project, Inc., which operates the advertising industry’s largest independent real-time trading platform for digital advertising. 64 per cent of advertisers ...

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