Archive for 2014

Published 31st Dec 2014, 15:10

M&C Saatchi shares celebrate all-time high

Shares in M&C Saatchi celebrated the arrival of a New Year by achieving an all-time high price of 330p. The company’s shares were first listed on AIM almost 10 years ago when floated at a... Read more
Published 31st Dec 2014, 10:55

Will the Publicis digital rationalisation impair goodwill?

The recent announcement by Publicis that it had decided to merge its Rosetta and Razorfish agencies under the Razorfish Global brand, and to integrate its newly acquired digital technology... Read more
Published 30th Dec 2014, 19:28

BlueFocus buys control of Cossette’s parent company: Dare excluded

The Chinese BlueFocus Communication Group has acquired a controlling interest in the Canadian group Vision 7 International that includes among its subsidiaries the Canadian advertising agency... Read more
Published 24th Dec 2014, 20:59

Publicis allows more time for Sapient bid to satisfy US foreign investment concerns

Publicis Groupe has announced a second extension to the deadline originally set for shareholders in the US technology consultancy Sapient Corporation to approve its takeover bid, citing the need for... Read more
Published 24th Dec 2014, 09:38

Life Marketing sold for initial £14m but only £0.7m in cash

Life Marketing Consultancy has been sold to AIM listed customer communications agency Communisis for an initial £14 million of which only £0.7 million will be paid in cash on completion.  The... Read more
Published 22nd Dec 2014, 21:26

Taaffe replaces Chadlington as Huntsworth CEO: new CFO being sought

Huntsworth has hired Groupon communications chief and former Hill & Knowlton chairman Paul Taaffe to succeed Lord Chadlington as chief executive. Huntsworth has also agreed to seek a new... Read more
Published 19th Dec 2014, 15:17

Huntsworth adds NEDs, but no replacement for Lord Chadlington

Huntsworth, the publicly listed international public relations group, has appointed three non-executive directors who will take up office on 1 January, but appears no nearer to the appointment of a... Read more
Published 18th Dec 2014, 08:55

Dentsu sells Tokyo properties to “strengthen financial structure”

Dentsu is raising a large amount of capital by transferring major property assets in Tokyo to an unnamed Japanese Corporation in deals that will be concluded in the first quarter of 2015. The deals... Read more
Published 17th Dec 2014, 12:37

More interventionist chairman to take helm at WPP

WPP’s chairman designate Roberto Quarta, whose appointment was announced today, bears the hallmarks of a more interventionist operator than his predecessor Philip Lader. The change of chairman... Read more
Published 15th Dec 2014, 16:13

Mark Wood hired as CEO to restore Ten Alps’ fortunes

Ten Alps has appointed Mark Wood as its chief executive, filling a vacancy that has existed since the departure of Alex Connock in the summer of 2011. Mark Wood joined the Ten Alps board in... Read more