Archive for 2013

Published 23rd Dec 2013, 23:18

Lagardère buys out Publicis 49% stake in Régie 1

The French media and advertising sales group Lagardère Active has bought out the 49% stake in the French media agency Régie 1 previously held by Publicis Groupe. Neither company offered any... Read more
Published 21st Dec 2013, 20:23

Inferno sells…to Draftfcb

As predicted exclusively in Marketing Services Financial Intelligence earlier this week, the UK integrated agency Inferno has been sold - and the buyer is Interpublic-owned network Draftfcb (see... Read more
Published 19th Dec 2013, 07:47

M&C Saatchi to pay 60% of Walker Media proceeds to shareholders

M&C Saatchi is proposing to pay out to shareholders almost 60% of the £36 million Walker Media share sale proceeds, it announced this morning. Publicis Groupe agreed to buy 75.1% of Walker... Read more
Published 18th Dec 2013, 13:07

BlueFocus to buy UK social media agency for initial £18.7m

BlueFocus Communications Group, the Chinese public relations group that recently invested £36.5 million in Huntsworth, has agreed to buy the UK based social media marketing group We Are Social and... Read more
Published 17th Dec 2013, 08:55

WPP takes strategic stake in strategic consultancy

WPP has taken a 30% stake in Richard Attias & Associates, the influential strategic consultancy headed by Moroccan-born Richard Attias, for an undisclosed amount. At first glance WPP’s own... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2013, 13:43

Inferno deal pending?

Privately owned digital agency Inferno looks set to do a deal either with a private equity or trade investor after rising into the top five privately-owned marketing agencies in this year’s... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2013, 09:58

Financial promotions at Havas

François Laroze is to succeed Hervé Philippe as an assistant chief executive (“Directeur Général Délégué”) and chief financial officer of Havas following Philippe’s appointment as chief... Read more
Published 14th Dec 2013, 22:23

Sector share prices: 12 December 2013

Shares in the marketing sector continued their upward trend during the month to 12 December, further narrowing the gap between the industry’s MSFI Index and the FTSE All-Share Index. However,... Read more
Published 13th Dec 2013, 15:01

Grayling absorbs Atomic

Huntsworth is continuing the rationalisation of its US public relations businesses by absorbing its Atomic PR agency into the Grayling network. Last September it rebadged the DutkoGrayling offices... Read more
Published 13th Dec 2013, 07:45

Essence Digital Group tops rankings in “Private Plums” awards for 2013

Essence Digital Group has come top of our annual awards scheme that assesses the financial credentials of privately-owned marketing agencies. The “Private Plums” scheme was launched by... Read more