Tag Archives: aegis

WPP challenges UK government’s decision to drop M4C and move £140m media buying to Aegis

Here’s another unequal contest: the mighty WPP against HMG (which is nervously awaiting the result of the Scottish Referendum, of course). WPP’s fearsome lawyers are challenging the UK government’s decision to award its £140m media buying account to Dentsu-owned Aegis, ...

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GroupM steamrollers Havas to win £376m Danone

I don’t think anyone would argue that media agencies are driving the WPP juggernaut right now and its mighty (albeit slightly mysterious) GroupM media uber-company has just steamrollered all over Havas to win Danone’s £376m European media account. The business ...

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Rumbles in the takeover jungle – WPP said to be readying a bid for Interpublic

Interpublic, the owner of McCann, Lowe and DraftFCB among many others, is manning the defences in preparation for a takeover bid. And the likeliest bidder is not widely-canvassed Dentsu but WPP. IPG is currently valued at $7.2bn (£4.4bn) and trading ...

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Dentsu boss Andree hints at more big deals

Dentsu boss Tim Andree (left) (non-Japanese Dentsu boss to be strictly accurate) has been sharing some intriguing thoughts about further global consolidation in the ad business, saying that Dentsu would be the ‘acquirer of choice’ for anyone wishing to sell ...

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