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Sorrell’s S4C wants a lawyer, closes in on Braun digital

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 Capital is advertising for a legal internship (paid we hope) and candidates should be university law students, “fluent in Dutch, English and legalese.” S4’s MediaMonks is headquartered in the Netherlands. They should also be “discreet ...

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Sorrell seals MightyHive deal to move into digital media

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital – now describing itself as a “new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company” – has duly completed its merger with US programmatic outfit MightyHive for $150m. the money to be paid half in ...

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Was Ridley Scott’s RSA the secret sauce in WPP’s VW win?

Campaign reckons that celebrated film director and production company owner Ridley Scott of RSA was the secret weapon in WPP’s successful pitch for VW creative in North America. It also speculates that WPP CEO Mark Read spent between $500,000 and ...

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Sorrell raids WPP’s GroupM for S4C APAC chief

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new S4 Capital has raided his old firm WPP for its new Asia Pacific region boss, Michel de Rijk, who joins from WPP media operation GroupM. De Rijk (left) was global chief growth officer at GroupM’s Performance ...

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S4C’s Sorrell bounces back with stellar financial update

Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital – aka MediaMonks – has morphed from a peanut to a coconut already. Peanut, you may recall, was how himself described his new venture in relation to his old one WPP but now he says ...

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WPP’s Kantar is for sale – could Sorrell be a buyer?

Might Sir Martin Sorrell (below), now installed as chairman of S4 Capital, the owner of content agency MediaMonks, be contemplating a bid for some or all of Kantar? Kantar, of course, is the data division of WPP, the company he ...

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Why are adland’s top bosses in a muddle over creativity?

Master of the soundbite Sir Martin Sorrell is getting his knickers into something of a twist as he roams the world plugging new company S4C and its first buy MediaMonks. To wit, that he’s not interested in “creativity.” Sorrell, of ...

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