Finance

Completion of Kantar sale marks a good(ish) year for WPP

WPP ends 2019 in rather better shape than it started the year, with the completion of its sale of 60 per cent of research operation Kantar to Bain Capital for about £2.4bn. £1.4bn of this is being retained to reduce ...

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Paul Bainsfair: how to safeguard advertising’s future

IPA director General Paul Bainsfair on why the collateral damage of left-brain thinking will damage advertising’s long-term health and how advertisers and agencies must safeguard the future as we head into 2020 In Paul Feldwick’s entertaining and informative book on ...

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Read at WPP and Sadoun at Publicis chart diverging courses

“It is ironic that people think our industry is terrible when WPP are in it and a fantastic industry when Accenture are in it” WPP boss Mark Read (below) told a Morgan Stanley conference last month. The quote comes from ...

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M&C cuts its cloth after NatWest loss, BBH keeps Audi

Troubled M&C Saatchi is reported to have offered all its staff voluntary redundancy as it investigates accounting errors that may cost it up to £6.4m. It’s also coming to terms with the loss of the NatWest account to the The&Partnership, ...

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Former Google heavyweights join marketing platform Ad-Lib

Marketing technology platform Ad-Lib has appointed two heavyweights: former Googlers Adit Abhyankar as CEO and Patrick Collister as creative director. Abhyankar was head of Google Marketing Platform, Continental Europe and Emerging Markets while Collister (left), a former senior agency creative, ...

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IG brings market news direct to London commuters with new DOOH branding drive

IG, the leading UK-based financial trading company, has launched a digital Out of Home (DOOH) branding channel to bring breaking news to commuters in the city. A DOOH media first for the financial sector, this long-term initiative is booked to ...

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