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Disastrous Q2 hits recent high flyer Omnicom

The usually sure-footed Omnicom let the side down somewhat in the second quarter of coronavirus-blasted 2020, seeing its revenue decline by 23 per cent and organic “growth” fall sharply in all regions: 21% in the US, 24% in the UK, ...

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Omnicom folds Proximity into Rapp Worldwide

Omnicom boss John Wren has responded vigorously to the Covid-19 crisis, with anticipated measures sich as layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts. Including some high profile (and presumably expensive) people at its agencies which include BBDO and DDB. Now it’s merging ...

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UK is star performer for Omnicom in Q1 – but that was (pre-virus) then

Quite how meaningful first quarter results are from the big ad holding companies is open to debate: Omnicom follows US rival Interpublic with a broadly flat Q1, impacted by the arrival of Coronavirus in March. Worldwide revenue was down 1.8 ...

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DDB’s Wendy Clark quits for surprise switch to Dentsu

The ad business still has the capacity to surprise now and then and here’s one: Wendy Clark is quitting as boss of Omnicom’s DDB to be global CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, Jerry Buhlmann’s old job. She’ll report to executive ...

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Global Diageo media goes to Omnicom’s PHD

Diageo has reportedly given its global media account to Omnicom Media Group’s PHD, another biggie for what was once the holding company’s second-string media agency. The other contenders were Carat and Publicis Media. Diageo is a big spender (a minimum ...

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Omnicom beats expectations with strong 2.8 per cent organic growth

As we’ve noted before, Sir Martin Sorrell used to say that Omnicom was good at operations but had no strategy, although SMS has been kinder since he quit WPP for S4Capital. No strategy seems to be paying off as the ...

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Omnicom sails serenely on in Q3, avoiding most client rocks

Sir Martin Sorrell used to be fond of saying that big WPP rival Omnicom was a good operator but “had no strategy.” Thanks goodness for that as the US marcoms giant sails (fairly) serenely on, reporting organic growth of 2.2 ...

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