Tag Archives: WPP

Grey New York bucks industry trend with raft of ECD hirings

WPP may have imposed a hiring freeze but it doesn’t seem to have affected Grey New York. The WPP-owned agency has hired four new ECDs (executive creative directors) in a rather startling reversal of industry trends. The four are Jeff ...

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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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Rethink bets against ad holding companies to boost indies

Here’s another shot across the big agency boys’ bows from Canada’s Strategy awards, this time it’s Digital Agency of the Year Rethink mimicking The Big Short by betting against the shares of the big ad holding companies. Buying them in ...

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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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Read’s running commentary creates more unease at WPP

I wonder if new WPP CEO Mark Read is wise to offer a running commentary on the embattled group’s fortunes? He’s at it today in Campaign, musing on merging agencies and WPP’s travails in North America. When he took the ...

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Now Ogilvy UK offers all staff voluntary redundancy

More downsizing is afoot at Ogilvy UK with all staff being offered voluntary redundancy. The agency says this is because it wants to be “transparent” about the changes being made under new group CEO Michael Frohlich which have already seen ...

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