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So come on – is Sir Martin Sorrell worth £30m a year?

That’s the issue WPP shareholders were asked to vote on at today’s AGM; about 30 per cent demurred (less than last year) and Sorrell (left) remains the best-paid CEO in the FTSE100 of Britain’s biggest companies, many of which are ...

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WPP’s Sorrell confounds shareholders with £22m

WPP shareholders keep trying to rein in CEO (and company founder) Sir Martin Sorrell (left) but the wily fox is rather more adept at escaping their clutches. Last year 60 per cent of shareholders revolted over his £17.6m package, leading ...

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Who says creatives can’t run big agencies? Grey New York’s Tor Myhren reveals some of his secrets

The reinvention of Grey as a creative advertising agency, as opposed to an account handling operation that occasionally produced something approximating to ads, has been nigh-on miraculous and one of the WPP-owned network’s biggest stars is Tor Myhren (pictured), president ...

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Could simmering pay row lead to Sorrell’s shock departure from WPP?

Long-term relationships break up for the silliest of reasons – continued failure to put the top back on the toothpaste etc – and the row over pay between Sir Martin Sorrell (left) and his shareholders at WPP may turn out ...

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Here’s what Kraft’s new Mondelez looks like

Kraft shareholders have agreed to buy the name Mondelez for the about-to-be spun off snacks business, incorporating the likes of Cadbury and Oreos among other brands. Here’s the logo (home-produced like the name?), complete with fiddly bits around the edges, ...

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Loss-making Yell becomes hibu in Landor makeover

Yellow Pages owner Yell has just changed its name to hibu, to the corporate fanfare of a £1.4bn annual loss. If you want to draw attention to the fact that you are a loser, this is the way to do ...

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