Tag Archives: John Wren

Omnicom cuts back as it unloads under-performers in Q1

We’ve noted before that the big marcoms companies, unlike their peers in other industries, just seem to get bigger, greedily snapping up any more-or-less related business assiduously. The pattern still holds, with both WPP and Dentsu acquiring half a dozen ...

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Omnicom buys Brazil’s Grupo ABC as it ramps up acquisition plans

Omnicom has signalled a more aggressive acquisition policy and kicked things off by buying Grupo ABC, reportedly the biggest independent agency in Brazil with some other offices scattered around the world. Grupo ABC was founded in 2002 by Nizan Guanaes ...

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Omnicom’s Wren sees pay rise by a third to $24m

Omnicom had a pretty good year in 2014, escaping from the mooted $35bn merger with Publciis Groupe in rather better order than Publicis did and growing revenue by 5.7 per cent and net income by 11 per cent. The shares ...

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Post-merger blues may prompt changes at Omnicom

The sighs of relief in Omnicom-owned agencies were loud when the merger with Publicis Groupe was called off (as, no doubt, they were in the PG equivalents). Not so, of course, at the two companies’ respective HQs. But it might ...

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Will UK tax problems foil Omnicom/Publicis merger?

We’ve all been assuming that the Omnicom/Publicis merger will sail through, eventually, once the pesky Chinese regulators (who held up the Dentsu/Aegis deal) finally say OK. Alas this isn’t the only problem for Omnicom boss John Wren (left) and French ...

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China merger delay grates on Omnicom/Publicis nerves

When Omnicom and Publicis Groupe announced their intention to merge in the summer it was thought that the combined group’s share of media buying (in some parts of the Americas it will reach over 40 per cent) would be the ...

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