Tag Archives: WPP

GroupM’s Weiser predicts “astonishing ” UK ad recovery

WPP’s GroupM is forecasting 24% growth for the UK ad market in 2021 – up from its previous forecast of 12.4% – a rate of growth its president of business intelligence Brian Weiser describes as “astonishing.” Weiser (left) told Campaign: ...

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Bayer and Chanel join global media review merry-go-round

Another day, more big media reviews: $800m Bayer is reviewing out of WPP and Omnicom’s PHD while WPP’s bespoke shop Plus is also on the line for Chanel (below), about $400m on media although it spends far more on other ...

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WPP and Sorrell back in the ring over bonus payments

The catchweight contest between WPP and founder and former CEO Sir Martin Sorrell is entering round 37. Campaign’s sleuths have discovered (subscription required) from WPP’s annual report that Sorrell’s former empire will not pay out two final long term payments ...

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WPP heads ad holding pack with strong Q1 3.1 per cent revenue growth

WPP has surprised everybody, including possibly itself, by posting much better than expected revenue growth less pass-through costs (its version of organic growth) of 3.1% in Q1 2021, a sharp turnaround from negative 6.5% in Q4 2020. The rise was ...

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A tale of two new brands: WPP’s Choreograph and abndr (or something)

WPP has produced a name for its new data centre which brings together Wunderman Thompson and Group M assets – Choreograph. Yep, fine, if WPP can’t do this with all its in-house design resources then there would something wrong. Meanwhile ...

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VMLY&R wins repitch for high profile Department of Transport creative account

WPP’s VMLY&R has been given a timely boost by retaining the UK government’s high profile Department of Transport account after a competitive pitch against others on the Government’s roster (this one is for so-called ‘end-to-end’ campaigns, whatever they may be.) ...

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