Media

What’s next for Jerry Buhlmann after Dentsu Aegis?

Jerry Buhlmann has surprised the industry by quitting his role as CEO of Dentsu Aegis. He is only 59, which is young compared to John Wren at Omnicom (66) and Michael Roth at Interpublic (72). We also know that Buhlmann ...

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S4C’s Sorrell bounces back with stellar financial update

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital – aka MediaMonks – has morphed from a peanut to a coconut already. Peanut, you may recall, was how himself described his new venture in relation to his old one WPP but now he says ...

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Essence’s Baughan joins agency brain drain to Facebook

Essence CEO EMEA Nick Baughan has joined the agency brain drain to tech/social media, joining Facebook as director of agencies in the UK and Ireland. Baughan (below), who’s worked for GroupM media agencies for 13 years, will be a big ...

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Sorrell lines up MightyHive for first move into digital media

S4 Capital’s Sir Martin Sorrell is reckoned to be on the brink of landing his second big acquisition, US-based programmatic advertising company MightyHive. MightyHive is run by former Google exec Peter Kim and advises clients on their digital media activities ...

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WPP’s Kantar is for sale – could Sorrell be a buyer?

Might Sir Martin Sorrell (below), now installed as chairman of S4 Capital, the owner of content agency MediaMonks, be contemplating a bid for some or all of Kantar? Kantar, of course, is the data division of WPP, the company he ...

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WPP’s end of year hiring freeze shows problems of managing diverse group

Much kerfuffle about a memo from WPP financial controller David Barker imposing a hiring freeze on the embattled group’s agencies, hardly a surprise as WPP as battling falling sales and revenues. Apparently WPP was planning to hire about 2,000 people ...

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