Archive for 2016

Published 29th Dec 2016, 16:29

Dentsu’s chief executive resigns in wake of operational scandals

Tadashi Ishii, president and chief executive officer of the Japanese based global marketing group Dentsu, has resigned with effect from the conclusion of the company’s January board... Read more
Published 27th Dec 2016, 18:26

comScore’s former chief executive leaves with $1m payoff

comScore’s former chief executive officer Serge Matta will continue to receive his current annual salary of $496,000 for a further period of 24 months, despite parting with the controversial US... Read more
Published 27th Dec 2016, 06:52

Matomy rewrites AGM proxy voting form

Matomy Media Group, the loss-making Israeli digital advertising sales business that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has had to reissue its proxy voting form for the forthcoming annual meeting... Read more
Published 26th Dec 2016, 09:34

Dentsu delays report on irregularities in its digital advertising practices

Dentsu, one of the world’s biggest marketing groups, announced today that it will miss the 31 December deadline it had previously set for reporting on irregularities found in its digital... Read more
Published 22nd Dec 2016, 10:39

Reach4Entertainment breaches bank covenant: support continues

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group that includes the Dewynters theatrical marketing business and Newman Displays theatre and cinema display specialists,... Read more
Published 21st Dec 2016, 15:34

High Court sanctions Creston takeover

The High Court has today sanctioned the scheme of arrangement required to give effect to the proposed £75 million acquisition of Creston by RedWhiteBlue Digital Marketing Services... Read more
Published 19th Dec 2016, 17:02

WPP joins IPG, Publicis and Omnicom in anti-trust probe

WPP has become the latest of the five global advertising groups to come under scrutiny by the US Justice Department in its investigation into alleged price-fixing in relation to video production and... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2016, 18:55

Now Publicis is drawn into US Justice Department probe

A subsidiary of Publicis Groupe has been drawn into the US Justice Department’s investigation of video production and post-production practices in the advertising industry.  The Anti-Trust... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2016, 16:52

Should HMRC do business with a company part owned in a tax haven?

There is a certain irony in the announcement by Communisis that it has won a major contract from HM Revenue & Customs to handle “outbound customer communications” when the group is being... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2016, 15:58

Creston shareholders approve private equity buyout

Creston shareholders today approved the offer by RedWhiteBlue Digital Marketing Services Holdings to acquire all the shares in the company (see Isle of Man fund manager bids £75m for Creston).... Read more