Tag Archives: Mark Read

Juhl in, Clark out at WPP media behemoth GroupM

It was only a matter of time before WPP CEO Mark Read turned his attention to giant (although not as giant as it was) media operation GroupM. And he’s done so in a pretty dramatic way, replacing CEO Kelly Clark ...

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Boys, boys: Sorrell tries to hijack Read’s WPP again

Another day, another WPP AGM and a release pings in from old boss Sir Martin Sorrell’s spanking new S4 Capital. WPP AGMs seem positively soporific these days, compared to the good/bad old days of SMS. There isn’t even a shareholder ...

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Goldman Sachs says WPP’s Read is on the right track

The mighty Goldman Sachs has directed some welcome intelligence (if that’s what it is) WPP’s way, saying the marcoms group stands to benefit as “some large advertisers” step up their marketing efforts. It says its shares, currently 960p, should benefit ...

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Is slimming down WPP cooling on China joint venture?

Sky News reports that WPP is cooling on the notion of forming a joint venture with a Chinese investor in that country. The idea was floated when Mark Read (below) took over from Sir Martin Sorrell as CEO. At the ...

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Peter Reid of MSQ: the WPP diet – cutting weight fast looks healthy, but are its arteries clogged?

At WPP’s last earnings call, the second since Sir Martin Sorrell jumped ship to avoid the plank, the Ogilvy-to-Kantar behemoth rebranded. The group became a ‘creative transformation company,’ whatever that means. earlier this week, addressing the bafflement that has rippled ...

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