Tag Archives: John Wren

How much is a Cannes Lion worth? $10m on entries plus $500,000 for the party?

Sounds extraordinary doesn’t it but that’s what one Cannes veteran reckons one agency network spent on this year’s ad beanfeast. No idea if ‘entries’ includes board and lodging but it probably doesn’t. One entry for the film awards costs around ...

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WPP’s Sorrell and shareholders limber up for annual pay fist fight

This one is becoming a hardy perennial – according to the Sunday Times WPP investors are (once again) revolting over CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s pay package. Last year SMS trousered about £13m in salary (£1.3m), bonus and shares (about £5.6m), ...

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Omnicom’s digital strategy wobbles as it changes top managers at Organic

Digital is becoming a bit of an issue for the mighty Omnicom; the marcoms giant’s strategy of embedding digital skills in its its mainstream agencies is being questioned and it has just replaced CEO Marita Scarfi with former Wunderman man ...

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Why Havas would be a great deal for Omnicom

Poor David Jones (pictured), the charismatic and youthful CEO of Havas isn’t usually left as the wallflower on the sidelines of the ad business but that’s exactly where he is at the moment. A Dentsu takeover of media buyer Aegis, ...

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WPP shareholders gang up on CEO Sorrell over £13m pay package

More than 50 per cent of WPP shareholders are likely to vote against boss Sir Martin Sorrell’s recent pay package according to a report in the Financial Times. Advisory group Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) says it’s advising its client to ...

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