Posts Tagged ‘WPP’

Published 9th Mar 2015, 12:33

Finance cost savings and disposal gains obscure WPP’s standstill

A 35% cut in finance costs and gains of £186 million on disposal of assets enabled WPP to report a 13.8% rise in post-tax profit in 2014 despite static revenue and gross income. Without those... Read more
Published 3rd Mar 2015, 10:48

Bids and deals: March 2015

Xaxis, the WPP subsidiary that provides targeted digital media buying facilities internationally, has agreed to acquire the US performance-based marketing and e-commerce agency Action... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2015, 15:11

Sector share prices: February 2015

Most marketing companies with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange had a disappointing month to 12 February and the sector’s MSFI Index was at a standstill at 55.7 (January 2001 = 100). ... Read more
Published 29th Jan 2015, 11:03

Syzygy expects to report 34% rise in revenue and profit for 2014

Syzygy, the publicly listed German digital marketing agency in which WPP has a near 30% minority stake, expects to report a 34% increase in revenue for the year to 31 December 2014 when its audited... Read more
Published 12th Jan 2015, 21:53

Sector share prices: January 2015

Shares in marketing companies enjoyed their third month of modest growth in the period ending 12 January.   In the latest month the sector’s MSFI Index grew by 2.37% to 55.6 (January 2001:... Read more
Published 7th Jan 2015, 09:52

Bids and Deals: January 2015

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired the Indian social and digital marketing agencies WATConsult with over 160 professionals to join its Isobar network…Publicis Groupe has acquired the French digital... Read more
Published 6th Jan 2015, 14:24

WPP invests in major sports marketing start-up

WPP is leading a syndicate of investors who are funding the US$250 million launch of a global sports marketing firm called Bruin Sports Capital by George Pyne, the former president of IMG Worldwide's... 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 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 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