Technology

Scholz and Friends’ Schmidt becomes WPP’s first German country-wide president

WPP appears to be following the Publicis ‘country manager’ route with the appointment of Franck-Michael Schmidt (below), CEO of its Scholz & Friends Family as the first president of its German business. Germany is WPP’s third biggest market after the ...

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M&C takeover hits the (rather predictable) buffers

M&C Saatchi is out of the takeover woods – for now – as 89% of shareholders voted against the proposal from Next15, originally agreed by the Saatchi board before Next’s share price tanked along with other tech-based stocks. M&C became ...

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Talon America wins Krystal Restaurants

Breaking into America is hard but UK-based independent Out of Home media agency Talon America has made a step forward, winning southern-based chain Krystal Restaurants which operates in around 300 locations. Talon will use its tech platform to drive foot ...

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Now it’s Halloween Horror Dolls from hyperactive BT

BT seems to have been re-energised since landing at Saatchi & Saatchi (not before time you might say) and now it’s following its Broadband Nightmares campaign with a Halloween offer of “fully functional and custom wifi controlling Horror Dolls,” which ...

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WPP disappoints with 3.8% Q3 organic growth

WPP reported a seriously underwhelming third quarter of 2022 with like-for-like revenue less pass-through costs (its rather lumpy definition of organic growth) of just 3.8%, way behind rival Publicis’ 10.3% and trailing US rivals Omnicom and Interpublic. However the company ...

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IPG reports slowing Q3 organic growth

Interpublic’s Q3 organic growth came in at 5.6% with net revenue up just 1.5% from 2021, suggesting that US-based holding companies are already feeling the effects of the global slowdown. IPG lags fellow US-based rival Omnicom on 7.7% and seemingly ...

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Steady as she goes for Omnicom, IPA Bellwether downgrades UK ad growth

You rarely get firewoks from Omnicom and it reported solid Q3 2022 progress with organic revenue growth of 7.5%, upgrading its full year guidance to 8-8.5%. Omnicom seems to have been hit harder in Europe than its rivals in pulling ...

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