Finance

Aegis growth story hammered by bad debt, low contribution from Mitchell

The business newswires are awash this morning with confident noises from media buying and research group Aegis (which owns Carat, Vizeum and researcher Synovate) after its 2010 revenue rose from £1.35bn to £1.46bn. This led to an underlying profit of ...

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The world’s richest media magnate is Canada’s David Thomson – from the family who lost the UK’s Times newspapers to Rupert Murdoch

David Thomson is the boss of the family-owned Thomson Corporation that owns financial information firm Thomson Reuters and Canada’s Globe and Mail national newspaper. Like his father and grandfather he likes to keep a low profile, but hasn’t he done ...

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How do you get clients to pay the right price for ads?

A senior account man was on the way to an important new business pitch when his car gave up the ghost and stopped. He called the client to be told if he didn’t make the appointed time his agency would ...

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John Lewis plans major international online expansion

UK department store group John Lewis, the big success on the UK high street in recent years, is planning its first major foray abroad by launching its website in 12 European countries in June and 25 others around the world, ...

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Well here he is again, Sir Martin Sorrell still talking about WPP’s numbers and why pay walls are a good thing at two in the morning

Doesn’t the guy sleep? Well clearly not. He found time at 2am New York time to talk to CNBC Europe’s Squark Box financial news show about WPP’s revenue and profits (understandable), why he’s going to pay shareholders an increased dividend ...

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