Tag Archives: Sir Martin Sorrell

WPP’s Sorrell places his bets on new media – and it’s Google’s YouTube not Facebook or Twitter

The most interesting thing about WPP Group’s first quarter financial results were not the numbers, but its chief executive’s obiter dicta. The numbers themselves were a curate’s egg. They beat the revenue forecast, bizarrely enough they delighted in Britain, but ...

Read More »

Levy lays out tantalising glimpse of Publicis future

What are we to make of Maurice Levy’s musings about his and Publicis Groupe’s future? Levy hosted a confab in London (significant in itself as PG is really an Anglo-Saxon company these days) at which he promised two things. The ...

Read More »

George Parker: how I met David Ogilvy – twice

When, in 1963, as a snot nosed 23 year old, I disembarked at pier 96 from the Queen Mary (the one that’s now a conference center in Long Beach), my sole objective was to get a job on Madison Avenue, ...

Read More »

Ogilvy UK plans escape from Canary Wharf

Ogilvy UK has been marooned in the financial fastness of Canary Wharf for the best part of 20 years – not one of WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s better decisions. Now though the agency has settled on 2015 to escape ...

Read More »