Tag Archives: Interpublic

Interpublic trailblazer Phil Geier dies at 84

Phil Geier (Philip H. Geier Jr to give him his full title) was chairman and CEO of Interpublic from 1980 to 2000, when he turned Marion Harper’s Interpublic into the biggest ad holding group in the world. He began his ...

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Interpublic sets the pace for marcoms organic growth

Embattled WPP CEO Mark Read would doubtless like to know what’s in Michael Roth’s secret sauce at Interpublic. IPG Q3 organic growth was five per cent in the US and six per cent in Europe, way ahead of everyone else, ...

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Interpublic mulls successor to CEO Michael Roth

Is more changing of the guard afoot among the holding companies? Campaign reckons that Interpublic CEO Michael Roth (below) has told the board he’s planning to step down (Roth is 72 and due to retire at 75) and notes that ...

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Interpublic defies US odds with 5.6 per cent growth

Interpublic CEO Michael Roth and his key lieutenants, including Harris Diamond at McCann Worldgroup and Carter Murray at FCB, seem to have discovered a secret sauce that eludes its rivals at WPP, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe. The smallest of the ...

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Interpublic joins the data race with $2bn Axciom deal

In a sign of how rapidly things are changing in adland Interpublic is buying data business Acxion Marketing Solutions (below), with whom it’s been working since last year, for $2bn after tax allowances. This is the bulk of Acxiom business ...

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