Tag Archives: Sir Martin Sorrell

Media is the elephant in the living room in l’affaire Sorrell

The Times reckons that internal candidates to succeed Sir Martin Sorrell as CEO of WPP are being interviewed by the board, a board which some reckon contains one or more directors who want rid of the WPP founder. Sorrell (below) ...

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WPP bans the booze as Sorrell affair rumbles on

It really is last orders at WPP. Not for under-investigation CEO Sir Martin Sorrell necessarily but his befuddled troops, who’ve been told that they’re not to drink in work places and after hours bars can’t stay open for more than ...

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Sorrell hasn’t gone yet but WPP will never be the same

As things stand Sir Martin Sorrell is still CEO of WPP and, according to some in the company, will present the company’s recent disappointing results at the end of April. The current investigation into alleged “personal misconduct” by an outside ...

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Under fire WPP settles Johnson/Martinez case at JWT

After two years JWT and owner WPP have settled the sexual harassment case brought by chief communications officer Erin Johnson against former JWT global boss Gustavo Martinez. JWT says it has “reached an amicable settlement agreement with Erin Johnson, chief ...

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Arsene Wenger analogy is tough on WPP’s Sorrell but…

I don’t know if WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell supports a football team but he won’t be best pleased this morning to be described by The Times as turning into Arsene Wenger. Wenger, for those who don’t follow football, is Arsenal’s ...

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WPP’s Sorrell: 2017 was “not pretty” as growth dries up

WPP flat-lined at best in 2017 according to its preliminary results released today. In CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s words 2017 “was not a pretty year.” Currency movements and some stern financial management allowed WPP to increase its top line post-tax ...

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WPP merges PR giants into new Burson Cohn & Wolfe

We wondered if WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell would make any bold moves to reshape his empire alongside its 2017 results and here’s a boldish one: venerable WPP PR companies Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe are merging to form Burson ...

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