How much is a Cannes Lion worth? $10m on entries plus $500,000 for the party?

Sounds extraordinary doesn’t it but that’s what one Cannes veteran reckons one agency network spent on this year’s ad beanfeast. No idea if ‘entries’ includes board and lodging but it probably doesn’t. One entry for the film awards costs around ...

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Ever-acquisitive WPP buys digital outfits in New York and South Africa

WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell (left) is pushing towards his target of 40 per cent of revenues from digital with two more small-ish acquisitions:New York’s Group SJR will will join the Hill & Knowlton PR network and South Africa’s Native. ...

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WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell takes aim at Google over NSA security concerns

We noted last week that WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell (left) had been uncharacteristically quiet of late but this morning he’s bounced back; telling the BBC that companies like Google aren’t really tech companies – ‘engineers’ as he put it ...

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