Media

Omnicom sails serenely on in Q3, avoiding most client rocks

Sir Martin Sorrell used to be fond of saying that big WPP rival Omnicom was a good operator but “had no strategy.” Thanks goodness for that as the US marcoms giant sails (fairly) serenely on, reporting organic growth of 2.2 ...

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Print ad slump may spell sale for Boris cheerleader The Telegraph

Is it the curse of Boris Johnson? Long-time Johnson supporter The Telegraph (BoJo has written a highly paid column for the paper for years – famously he wrote two, one pro-Remain and one pro-Brexit and finally chose Brexit) has revealed ...

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BETC’s legions take on Netflix for Canal+

There may be a crisis in UK creativity (see here) but they seems to be doing OK in France. One of the long-time trailblazers is BETC for Canal+ and here’s the latest, plugging Canal+ as a streaming rival to the ...

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Disney global media review is welcome relief for Omnicom and Publicis

Disney has concluded its giant media review – estimated at between $2-3bn – more or less as you were, with new Omnicom entity OMG23 (Disney was formed in 1923) winning most of North America including new Fox acquisitions and Publicis ...

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What’s going wrong at Publicis Groupe?

If you read the coverage of Publicis Groupe’s recently-announced Q3 numbers – organic growth going into -2.7 per cent reverse, with particularly big hits in the key markets of the US and Europe – you’d be spoilt for choice as ...

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Out of Home contender CP Media snaps up Eye Airports

UK regional Out of Home company CP Media (owned by Community Partners) has bought Eye Airports which has the advertising and promotion rights for 19 UK airports including Newcastle, Bristol and Exeter. Eye Airports has 80 digital sites among more ...

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Crisis looms for CEO Sadoun and Publicis Groupe as organic growth goes backwards – even as profits edge up

Publicis Groupe’s third quarter 2019 results are a stinker – by the way these things are usually measured. Organic growth fell by 2.7 per cent in Q3, way below expectations and Publicis is forecasting -2.5 per cent for the year. ...

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