A month ago we asked if anyone still needed Trinity Mirror, publisher of the Daily and Sunday Mirror, the (Sunday) People and a gaggle of regional titles. This was in the wake of Sly Bailey’s removal as CEO when shareholders ...Read More »
More than 50 per cent of WPP shareholders are likely to vote against boss Sir Martin Sorrell’s recent pay package according to a report in the Financial Times. Advisory group Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) says it’s advising its client to ...Read More »
WPP is to buy a majority stake in French digital data and campaign technology marketing group Predictys. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Grenoble, Predictys has a co-operative database which includes information from 140m opted-in consumers sourced from about 25 ...Read More »
What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?
OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...Read More »
Here’s a very nice ad for Getty Images from Brazil’s AlmapBBDO. I usually steer clear of Getty Images because if you use so much as one of their pictures in an internal email you get a polite young person on ...Read More »
Facebook begins PR fightback with David Jones and Keith Weed – but stock analysts tell different story
It looks like embattled Facebook has pulled a PR rabbit out of the hat in double quick time – ‘with a little help from my friends’ as the Beatles sang. In a previous opinion piece on the Facebook IPO saga ...Read More »
DDB London has just been taken over (in management terms) by hot London indie Adam & Eve in a £60m deal. It’s to be hoped the new managers manage to hang on to at least some of DDB’s creatives (they ...Read More »
Is Adam & Eve into DDB just about the money or will it create another Omnicom super agency in London?
Should we feel sad or glad for them? Viewed one way, Adam & Eve has just paid itself an awful lot of money to acquire a decent car account, Volkswagen. Looked at in another, what is arguably the UK’s most ...Read More »
John Lewis agency Adam & Eve, bought for £60m by Omnicom yesterday, seems to have executed a reverse takeover of flagging DDB London as the Adam & Eve-ites have emerged firmly on top in the merged agency’s management. The three ...Read More »