Finance

WPP buys Canadian agency Taxi to add to Y&R Brands

WPP has bought lively Canadian creative agency Taxi to add to its Y&R Brands stable which also includes PR firms Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe and what’s left of Enfatico, the agency it set up to handle the Dell account. ...

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Revenues and profits up but still nobody loves ITV

That’s not quite true, shareholders will be pleased that the price is up nearly 50 per cent year on year and that the company has reported an 11 per cent rise in revenues for the first nine months of 2010 ...

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US court papers reveal kickback scandal at Grey London

“We’re cheating and stealing from our clients. That is the truth,” is what Steve Blamer, the newly-appointed CEO of Grey London is alleged to have said to managing director Roger Edwards and finance director Roy Wilson when he inspected the ...

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Sainsbury’s, Waitrose edge ahead in UK supermarkets battle

Only by a little bit, mind, as the UK’s grocers (who sell a lot more than groceries these days) appear to have fought each other to a standstill in their last quarter’s trading. Sainsbury’s sales increased by 6.1 per cent ...

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Can Marc Bolland export Marks & Spencer to the world?

Others have tried and failed of course, notably the regime of Sir Rick Greenbury which bought a number of flagship stores in Europe and also Ivy League outfitter Brooks Brothers and Kings supermarkets in the US. But Bolland, as part ...

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