Tag Archives: John Wren

WPP’s Sorrell, Omnicom’s Wren and Interpublic’s Roth get together to talk about talent – and completely miss the point

Well there they all were at the 4As conference of advertisers and agencies in the US talking about ‘talent’ and why agencies no longer seem to be able to attract the brightest and the best. But it was all about ...

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Omnicom signs data sharing deals with AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo

Omnicom has signed what it calls ‘sensible collaborative agreements’ with AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo to, among other things, share online data. The deals, which follow a similar agreement with Google last year, will give Omnicom’s agencies the ability to target ...

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WPP set to buy Obama digital fundraiser Blue State Digital

WPP is close to a deal to buy Blue State Digital, the digital agency whose fundraising efforts headed by founder Joe Rospars helped to propel Barack Obama into the White House. Despite its political fame and a client list that ...

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Omnicom results provide further evidence of advertising recovery, Havas up too

The uptick in agency fortunes continues with Omnicom, the world’s second-largest marcoms group, reporting a five per cent increase in revenues (to $3bn) and six per cent increase in profits ($172.9m) for the third quarter of 2010. US revenue, fuelled ...

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Omnicom boss John Wren under fire for profiting as staff axed

Omnicom, the world’s second-biggest marcomms group with a reputation for treating its staff and the companies it acquires well, is under fire for doing precisely the opposite. US fund manager David Poppe of Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb’s, which owns about ...

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