Tag Archives: mediacom

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell tips Havas to buy Aegis

Which will prompt a Gallic chuckle or two from Havas chairman Vincent Bollore and his cronies. What is perfidious Albionite Sir Martin up to now, they’ll think. Trying to discover our intentions? Winding up Maurice Levy at Publicis Groupe? Aegis, ...

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We’ll spend £200m on acquisitions this year says Sorrell – so does this rule out Synovate and Aegis?

WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell has been chatting to Bloomberg Television and confirmed that his company will spend £200m on acquisitions this year (double its ‘usual’ £100m). £100m hasn’t been the norm for very long, in 2008 WPP spent £1.1bn ...

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Mediacom battles on with branded entertainment

Persuading clients that they should make their own programmes as opposed to buying TV spots or investing in product placement has been a long hard struggle for both creative and media agencies. There seem to have been two main problems: ...

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More trouble for MediaCom in the US as CEO Checkeris departs

MediaCom, until recently the jewel in WPP’s media planning and buying crown, seems to be having endless troubles in the US, CEO Doug Checkeris departing in the wake of the loss of the $1.4bn GSK business to Omnicom’s PHD. Here’s ...

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Media shop PHD crashes the big league with $1.4bn GlaxoSmithKline win

By beating incumbent WPP-owned MediaCom, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom and Havas’ Media Planning Group in one of the biggest media account moves of the year. The win (drugs giant GSK is America’s 18th biggest advertiser) is a huge coup for PHD, ...

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