Tag Archives: Reckitt-Benckiser

Unilever 2 Procter & Gamble 0 in the consumer goods giant Champion’s League

It’s quite tough in the Champion’s League of consumer goods companies at the moment as the likes of Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Reckitt Benckiser struggle with higher input prices and price-conscious consumers, particular in stagnating Western Europe. Anglo-Dutch ...

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Unilever claims it’s driving down agency and production costs

Global marketing giant Unilever, which is currently reviewing its $6bn global media roster, claims that it’s succeeding in its aim of driving down ‘non-productive’ ad agency and production costs. It spent $8.2bn on marketing last year, a two per cent ...

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P&G switches focus from Cincinnati to the world

Procter & Gamble is the world’s biggest consumer goods company but its focus has always been firmly centred on the US, symbolised by its monolithic HQ in Cincinnati. Now though CEO Bob McDonald says the company is swtching its focus ...

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Unilever chief Polman’s ambitious growth target means ad bonanza for agencies

It does if they’re represented in what Unilever CEO Paul Polman calls “white space” anyway, markets across the world where some Unilever brands are unavailable. Polman has told the Financial Times that he believes Unilever, now in a hotly contested ...

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Havas performs strongly as David Jones takes the reins as CEO

French-owned marcoms company Havas, now headed by new CEO David Jones, has posted decent first quarter figures with revenue up 9.7 per cent from €329m to €361m and claimed organic growth of 6.8 per cent. The comparative growth rates for ...

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Omnicom boss John Wren boosts pay to $10.8m with new stock units

Omnicom CEO John Wren and his management team benefited strongly from the recovery in the marcoms giant’s share price during 2008 and 2009 through generous stock options. But with the Omnicom share price becalmed in the $40 range recently compared ...

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