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Now Publicis decides it needs a chief talent officer

What exactly does a chief talent officer do? Is it (yet another) new name for the head of HR (which we used to call personnel)? Is it the equivalent of a football team’s chief scout (often called director of football ...

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Sadoun gets Publicis back on slow road to recovery

Publicis Groupe seems to have stopped the rot in the first half of 2017, with increased net income of €387m against €381m last year. Revenue was up 1.9 per cent to €4.75bn but organic revenue growth, the key measure for ...

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Now Publicis Groupe is embroiled in accounting row

There’s never a dull moment at Publicis Groupe: now the French marcoms giant is embroiled in a row with French shareholder group Gouvernance en Action, its director Fabrice Remon and French magazine L’Obs over the accounting treatment of €130m in ...

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Kitkatt Nohr wins earn-out case against Publicis

Are big companies getting nastier or are we just becoming more aware of their nefarious doings? The other day I was reading about Apple – once the company that seemed to break the above mould – stuffing its big British ...

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Kitkatt and Nohr in earn-out court battle with Publicis

Suspect we’ll be spending some time in the courts with m’learned friends this year and 2017 has started with a cracker, Paul Kitkatt and Marc Nohr (below) suing Publicis Groupe for £8.5m, £4.9m in unpaid earn-out they claim they’re owed ...

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Is it time Publicis Groupe stopped buying digital?

Publicis Groupe has been trying to explain the whopping €1.4bn impairment charge it’s taken against its digital agencies now grouped in Publicis.Sapient. This forced the company into a 2016 loss of €527m. Vice-president Jean-Michel Bonamy (left) said: “The thing is, ...

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Sadoun confirmed as Levy’s successor at Publicis

Arthur Sadoun, boss of Publicis Communications which runs Publicis Groupe’s creative agencies and PR operations, has been confirmed as outgoing boss Maurice Levy’s successor as CEO of the French marcoms empire. He takes over officially in June. Levy will take ...

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