Tag Archives: VMLY&R

Paul Simons: is data grail driving WPP’s shotgun marriages?

The merging of two entities such as Wunderman and JWT is causing disruption in the industry with, like Brexit, those in support and those who think it is all madness. The long held opinion is the two cultures do not ...

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Who’s to blame for demise of famous creative agencies?

We don’t think anyone expected 2018 to turn out quite like this: JWT disappearing into Wunderman, Y&R into VML (not that many people knew what VML was in January) and Sir Martin Sorrell departing WPP in acrimonious circumstances, to do ...

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WPP’s end of year hiring freeze shows problems of managing diverse group

Much kerfuffle about a memo from WPP financial controller David Barker imposing a hiring freeze on the embattled group’s agencies, hardly a surprise as WPP as battling falling sales and revenues. Apparently WPP was planning to hire about 2,000 people ...

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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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WPP heads for FT South Bank building, Laurentino moves up to be Ogilvy UK CCO

WPP is in advanced talks to buy the Financial Times’s London headquarters at One Southwark Bridge for £93m, continuing the trend of giant centralised HQs in adland. It already has similar operations in Amsterdam and Toronto. At the same time ...

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