Finance

George Parker: you have to make the bastards pay!

There’s always been a perception in the business world that advertising agencies have an unlimited license to print money. Back in the glory days of the sixties and seventies, this was accepted, because most agencies, in collusion with the avaricious ...

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WPP’s Sorrell places his bets on new media – and it’s Google’s YouTube not Facebook or Twitter

The most interesting thing about WPP Group’s first quarter financial results were not the numbers, but its chief executive’s obiter dicta. The numbers themselves were a curate’s egg. They beat the revenue forecast, bizarrely enough they delighted in Britain, but ...

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Droga5 announces start-up team for London launch

Droga5, which announced last week that it was setting up a global network (it currently operates in New York and Sydney) has chosen London as its gateway to Europe; poaching Kevin Dundas (right) from 180 Amsterdam as its CEO and ...

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Levy lays out tantalising glimpse of Publicis future

What are we to make of Maurice Levy’s musings about his and Publicis Groupe’s future? Levy hosted a confab in London (significant in itself as PG is really an Anglo-Saxon company these days) at which he promised two things. The ...

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