Posts Tagged ‘WPP’

Published 4th Mar 2016, 16:11

WPP at a standstill, almost

WPP’s gross income and pre-tax profit for 2015 - announced today - were almost unchanged, although held back by a £46.9 million accounting adjustment for the revaluation of the company’s future... Read more
Published 3rd Mar 2016, 13:00

Motivation at M&C: How managers share ownership of their businesses

Emblazoned across an early page of M&C Saatchi’s website is the statement: “If you own something you care more: our managers have equity in their business” - a statement that could easily... Read more
Published 21st Feb 2016, 13:40

STW’s £26.7m loss presaged transition to WPP control

STW Communications Group, the Australian publicly listed marketing company, was heading for a £26.7 million loss (Aus$ 52.6 million) in 2015 when it first announced plans for a full merger of its... Read more
Published 15th Feb 2016, 11:45

Sector share prices: 12 February 2016

Shares in the marketing sector were not immune from the global wobble that has dragged down share prices in the latest month to 12 February 2016.  The sector’s MSFI Index fell by 4.23% to 58.7... Read more
Published 1st Feb 2016, 16:56

Bids and Deals: February 2016

Burson-Marsteller, the WPP owned public relations network, has acquired a majority stake in the Swiss sports marketing consultancy TSE Consulting with annual revenue of about £1.5 million…WPP’s... Read more
Published 25th Jan 2016, 23:51

WPP’s German acquisition will compete with its Syzygy subsidiary

WPP has bought a majority stake in the German digital agency Conrad Caine only a few months after gaining control of the publicly listed fellow German digital agency Syzygy. Conrad Caine is based... Read more
Published 13th Jan 2016, 17:18

Sector share prices: 12 January 2016

Shares in marketing companies continued to make progress in the month to 12 January 2016, narrowing the gap between the sector’s MSFI Index and the FTSE All-Share Index to its closest since... Read more
Published 11th Jan 2016, 18:04

Courtside Ventures to partner Bruin in funding early stage sports ventures

Bruin Sports Capital, the sports marketing firm launched a year ago by the former IMG president George Pyne with backing from WPP, has entered into a strategic funding partnership with Courtside... Read more
Published 7th Jan 2016, 13:18

Essence achieved major profit turnround before WPP sale

Essence Digital Group had put behind it a period of losses and accounting eccentricities by the time a majority stake was sold to WPP in November last year, according to recently filed... Read more
Published 5th Jan 2016, 18:08

Bids and Deals: January 2016

Grey, the WPP-owned global marketing agency, has acquired the San Francisco based full-service mobile app development company ArcTouch with 97 employees and annual revenue of approximately $14... Read more