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Yannick Bolloré to take charge of Vivendi as well as Havas

The son also rises, they do in French business anyway. Vivendi chairman and leading shareholder Vincent Bolloré has announced that son Yannick (both below) will take from him as the big boss sometime over the next year, subject to the ...

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New-style BETC opens in LA with online dance project

Still in Paris, sort of, BETC is opening an LA office (although it’s dipped a toe in the water before) with a new online fitness platform LA Dance Workout and La Dance Magazine, developed with Benjamin Millepied and his LA ...

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Vivendi deal for Havas creates new adland giant

The ad world now has a big new player, French music to Canal+ operator Vivendi which is buying the Bolloré family’s 60 per cent stake in Havas in a €2.3bn cash deal. Vivendi, led by paterfamilias Vincent (below with sons ...

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Havas CEO Yannick Bolloré joins father Vincent at French media giant Vivendi

Life’s never dull with a Bolloré or three around and now Vincent Bolloré has tightened his grip on French media giant Vivendi by appointing son Yannick, also CEO of Bolloré-owned Havas, to Vivendi’s supervisory board. Bolloré senior, who has numerous ...

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BETC and Vivendi team for new business incubator company Le Cargo

Ad agencies have been trying to develop non client sources of revenue since the Stone Age, nearly always unsuccessfully. The latest fashion in this is ‘incubators,’ using agency marketing skills to give a leg up to new businesses in which ...

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Ubisoft kicks back at Bolloré with media switch to WPP

Vincent Bolloré’s machinations usually conclude with the Bolloré coffers even more full than before but the French magnate (below), owner of Havas and the biggest shareholder in and chairman of French media giant Vivendi, has suffered a reverse at the ...

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Vincent Bollore bids for majority stake in Havas

French Tycoon Vincent Bollore, the biggest shareholder in marcoms group Havas with about 36 per cent, is offering a share swap in his family conglomerate Bollore Group which would take his share in Havas to over 50 per cent – ...

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