Posts Tagged ‘WPP’

Published 19th May 2015, 22:58

WPP pursues sports marketing acquisition despite Chime stake

WPP is continuing its drive into the sports marketing sector despite holding a 20% stake in, and a board seat at, the UK public company Chime Communications that carries on similar... Read more
Published 14th May 2015, 08:29

Sector share prices: May 2015

The marketing sector’s MSFI Index of share price movements remained almost unchanged at 55.2 in the month to 12 May 2015 while the FTSE All-Share Index slipped back slightly. Holding back the... Read more
Published 7th May 2015, 09:12

Bids and Deals: May 2015

WPP’s wholly-owned operating companies Kinetic and GroupM have agreed to acquire a majority stake in the French outdoor media buying agency Financiere Poster that employs 25 people and had revenue... Read more
Published 5th May 2015, 23:25

Havas boosts revenue by 20.6%: growth rate second only to Publicis

Havas achieved a 20.6% increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2015 by comparison with the corresponding period in 2014.  The growth rate was second only to Publicis. Half of the... Read more
Published 24th Apr 2015, 20:15

Interpublic joins Omnicom in reporting poor growth

The Interpublic Group of Companies reported only modest revenue growth in the first quarter of 2015, suffering alongside Omnicom Group from the strengthening dollar. Interpublic’s revenue grew... Read more
Published 23rd Apr 2015, 10:41

WPP revenues helped by dollar exchange rate

The declining value of sterling against the dollar helped WPP report revenue growth of 8.3% in the first quarter of 2015, offsetting poor performances in Western European territories apart from the... Read more
Published 14th Apr 2015, 13:46

Syzygy boosts profit by 41%

Syzygy, the publicly listed German digital marketing agency in which WPP has a near 30% minority stake, has reported a 41% increase in post-tax profit for 2014 after improving its gross income by 34%... Read more
Published 13th Apr 2015, 22:13

Bids and Deals: April 2015

WPP has made an unquantified strategic investment in the New York based fashion and lifestyle media company Refinery29…Havas has acquired the French events management agency EGC &... Read more
Published 13th Apr 2015, 20:57

Sector share prices: April 2015

Special factors appear to have dragged down the sector’s MSFI Index in the month to 12 April.   While the FTSE All-Share Index showed a welcome rise of 4.8%, the sector index fell by... Read more
Published 27th Mar 2015, 22:51

WPP about–turns on Chime investment

Having threatened to put its shareholding in Chime Communications on the market after being pipped at the post by Chime in acquiring control of the sports marketing and sponsorship business Just... Read more