Finance

Busy bee Sir Martin Sorrell snaps up digital agency A4A in China for JWT

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell recently doubled his 2011 acquisition budget to £400m and he’s been busy spending some of it recently, including today’s purchase by WPP agency JWT of A4A, a digital agency founded in 2003 and based in ...

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Campaign publisher Haymarket claws its way back into profit

Life looked a bit grim for Haymarket, publisher of Campaign, Management Today, Brand Republic and What Car? among many others, last year after a pre-tax loss in 2009 of £3.7m. This was only the half of it as the company, ...

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Is market leader Tesco on the retreat in the UK supermarket battle?

You have to feel for Tesco CEO Phil Clarke (pictured), no sooner had he taken over from long-serving and highly successful predecessor Sir Terry Leahy, than UK retail sales fell off a cliff, hitting supermarket food sales too for the ...

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Interbrand names 2011’s 100 best brands (this time Apple makes the top ten)

And here they are (in billions of dollars) according to the big brand consultancy: 1/Coca-Cola (71.8); 2/IBM (69.9); 3/Microsoft (59); 4/Google (55.3), 5/GE (42.8), 6/McDonald’s (35.6); 7/Intel (35.2); 8/ Apple (33.5), 9/Disney (29), 10 Hewlett-Packard (28.5). These things are measured ...

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