Tag Archives: Sir Martin Sorrell

WPP closes in on mystery Chinese company Huawei

Here’s an interesting one: Ad Age reports that WPP has ‘edged out’ Omnicom in what seems to have been a two-horse race for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei (‘Hway-hay’ is what you say apparently). Huawei is a global business-to-business supplier (worth ...

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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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Ambitious AKQA expands into Japan

AKQA is opening its 11th office, in Tokyo, hard on the heels of its tenth, in key client Nike’s home base of Portland. AKQA has opened four new offices so far this year. The digital agency, which was bought by ...

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Publicis Groupe global media boss Jack Klues to step down after 35 years as it’s all change at VivaKi

Media industry veteran Jack Klues (left), long-time boss of Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi media operation, is to retire at the end of the year. CFO Frank Voris is taking over with Rishad Tobaccowala as chief strategy and innovation officer (the media ...

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Team WPP strikes again as it wins Samsung B2B

Which means precisely what, you may say, as it’s quite difficult to determine what’s a consumer product and what’s business to business in tech land these days. Anyway, whatever it is, WPP has wrested some business (possibly a new range ...

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Sorrell comes off the fence about Romney

Gotcha! Newspaper diarists should be wary about who they snipe at. One, Simon English, currently curating the Independent’s Outlook section, had the temerity to cast aspersions on the Sage of Farm Street’s prognostications last week. And has just paid a ...

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WPP’s Sorrell reports a black September for revenue

Growth at the world’s largest advertising group WPP almost ground to a halt in September, forcing WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell to cut the company’s 2012 revenue growth estimate to between 2.5 per cent and three per cent. As recently as ...

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