Tag Archives: Sir Martin Sorrell

Trump and Sorrell: the reality behind two great illusionists?

By Jane Austin in Cannes Were there any deliberate parallels that were being drawn between Michael Wolff’s description of the ascent of US president Donald Trump and the demise of advertising’s own Sun King Sir Martin Sorrell in the Cannes ...

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Steady as she goes says WPP’s Read – but are there storms on the horizon?

Here’s rear admiral Mark Read of WPP, in a suitably nautical setting at the Cannes Lions, telling Campaign – what exactly? That WPP doesn’t need to be smaller but needs to be “easier to navigate” and more “client-centric.” Which is, ...

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So what’s Mark Read got to do to get the WPP CEO job?

Read (below) is currently joint COO with Andrew Scott in the wake of Sir Martin Sorrell’s departure but he seems to be the front runner, speaking at WPP’s AGM this week and sending out a note to staff saying WPP ...

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Now ex-WPP’s Sorrell faces PR battle to restore reputation

It’s not unusual for someone to go for a quick one after work, which is what two WPP employees were doing last year when they say they espied (according to the FT) Sir Martin Sorrell entering what we might call ...

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WPP set for messy AGM as more Sorrell rumours seep out

It’s WPP’s AGM on Wednesday and it’s threatening to be even messier than most people thought. Shareholders will criticise chairman Roberto Quarta for his handling of former CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s departure; specifically his highly generous leaving arrangements (with no ...

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Sorrell needs a medium-sized deal to realise his big ambition

Sir Martin Sorrell has five years to build his new “more agile” marcoms group – majoring on data, content and technology. Now who does that remind you of? It’s a pretty long list. Sorrell’s S4 Capital has £51m in equity ...

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Sorrell joins the world of David Beckham and Elton John

We’ve managed to avoid last week’s the Royal Wedding so far (the weather turned out nice) but here’s a diverting pic from Campaign of some of the guests you might recognise. Now who have we got? There’s David and Victoria ...

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