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Levy hails Trump boost for business

Publicis Groupe chairman Maurice Levy is at Davos – you can tell by the very furry coat – and he’s been telling Bloomberg TV that Donald Trump’s tax giveaway (and the reforms by France’s new president Macron) means that 2018 ...

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Watch out Facebook Snapchat is coming says Sorrell

Messaging service Snapchat, limbering up for an IPO this year that could value it at $25bn, is a potential rival to Facebook according to WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell. Speaking at Davos Sorrell said that WPP clients spent $90m with ...

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WPP’s Sorrell offers a chilly perspective from Davos

The world’s supposed great and good are gathered in Davis – as are Bono and Will.i.am, yawn – in circumstances that are hardly propitious. Shares around the world are still falling and doubts grow daily about the rate of growth ...

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WPP’s Sorrell falls into the ‘inequality’ trap

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell is an interesting choice to debate inequality (total pay packet over the past two years £48m, estimated net worth £200m, and that’s with the big divorce out of the way). But that’s what he was doing ...

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UK PM David Cameron goes in for some Borg-style brand-bashing at Davos

If it weren’t for the fact David Cameron (left) watches so little television, I would be forced to conclude he has been modelling his recent behaviour on Borg, the Viking Himbo now fronting Tesco’s advertising. How else to explain his ...

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WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell did intervene to sort out GroupM/Channel 4 airtime row

As we suspected the airtime row between GroupM, which handles big negotiations for WPP’s media agencies including MediaCom, Mindshare and MEC, and publicly-backed UK broadcaster Channel 4 did escalate to involve the higher ranks of WPP. Which means CEO Sir ...

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