Tag Archives: Sir Martin Sorrell

WPP inches ahead as UK and US perk up

It’s not often you hear a good report of the UK from WPP but the marcomms giant has just reported organic growth of four per cent in the UK in April and May, ahead of rates in continental Europe but ...

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WPP challenges Publicis with new Ogilvy CommonHealth healthcare giant

WPP is to combine its Ogilvy Healthworld and the hitherto separate CommonHealth network into Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide which it claims will be the world’s third largest healthcare agency after Publicis Healthcare Communications and independent InVentiv Health Communications. The business will ...

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Three questions for Sir Martin Sorrell as WPP hits 25

The other day WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell turned up at Finsbury PR boss Roland Rudd’s summer party (WPP owns Finsbury). Sorrell, still wearing his top hat and tails (he’d come straight from Royal Ascot, some might say looking like ...

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More digital wars as WPP backs Razorfish execs in new agency

WPP and Publicis Groupe have been fighting a bitter battle to take the lead in the digital agency sector, with Publicis’ acquisition of Razorfish from Microsoft for $530m last year seen as a great, maybe game-winning coup. Now WPP boss ...

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Dooner’s $37m pay-off sharpens focus on top ad exec pay

McCann Worldgroup CEO John Dooner is retiring with a $37.7m pay-off, though he’ll be staying on at the company as a consultant. Or, as Adweek says in this report, be paid $2.5m for 15 years in return for not working ...

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Why does WPP struggle so much for organic growth?

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell has reported that the company’s revenues grew by one per cent in March, the first time it has inched forward since back in 2008. For the first quarter its revenues were still down two per ...

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