Finance

WPP chuffed with Omnicom travails, BBH puts its hopes in Lafferty and BBC’s Today goes girl hunting

***A happy man tonight will be Sir Martin Sorrell, boss of WPP. He’s seen Omnicom slashing jobs at BBDO, after Interpublic’s McCann the world’s biggest agency network, following the loss of $300m Gillette to WPP’s Grey. More than that, he’ll ...

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Scholl picks LBi for major website revamp

Digital agency LBi has won the assignment to revamp number one footcare company Scholl’s website. LBi, which won the business after a pitch, will start its website work in Italy. This will be supported by by social media activity and ...

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Coke tries to sweeten the pill, BT takes on Sky, Decisive roughs it for Desperados and Billington Cartmell gets mouthy for Wrigley

***There’s been much ado this week about the announcement by Coca-Cola boss Muhtar Kent (left) that it’s going to put calorie counts on its fizzy drinks and stop advertising to children under 12 (a virtual impossibility in the online age ...

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Can new manager David Moyes nurture the £3bn Manchester United ‘brand’

We put brand in inverted commas because brands and their valuation in football are even more difficult to compute than in other areas of business – and, indeed, sport. Manchester United turns over about £350m and makes an operating profit ...

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