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Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
Next Fifteen Warns on Profits from Bite PR
By Greg Hazley
 
Next Fifteen Communications Group said today that audit adjustments at its Bite PR unit will cause 2013 profits to "fall materially short of market expectations."
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
MDC Q3 Revenue Rises 9%
By Greg Hazley
 
MDC Partners, parent to PR units like Allison+Partners and Kwittken + Company, reported third quarter revenue climbed 8.7% to $289M on strong organic growth (+9.3%) and net new business wins (+$34.2M).
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Weak PR, PA Underperforms WPP's Strong Q3 Gains
By Greg Hazley
 
WPP reported third quarter revenue grew 5% on a like-for-like basis to £2.68B ($4.3B), although PR and public affairs continued to lag other operations and fell 0.9% to £229M ($371M) in a "weak quarter" for the segment.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Barkley Succeeds Ketchum on VF
By Kevin McCauley
 
vanity fairBarkley, the Kansas City-based independent ad/PR firm, has picked up the Vanity Fair lingerie account.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
IPG's Spengler to Clear Channel
By Kevin McCauley
 
Tim Spengler, a top media executive at Interpublic Group, has moved to Clear Channel in the new position of president-content marketing and revenue strategy.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Interpublic Q3 Revenues Rise 1.8%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Interpublic today reported a 1.8 percent rise in Q3 revenues to $1.7B and a 7.7 percent jump in operating profit to $141.5M. CMG unit which includes PR falls 2.5%, but PR "outperforms" the market.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Publicis Notes 'Weak' PR Amid Q3 Gains
By Greg Hazley
 

Publicis on Wednesday said a "weak performance" in North American PR took a bite out of its 4.5% third quarter revenue growth in the region of 825M euro.

Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Q3 PR Rises, Net Falls at Omnicom
By Greg Hazley
 
Omnicom said today PR revenue rose six percent in the third quarter to $332.5M while net income across OMC units for the quarter fell 3.9% to $196M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Sep. 18, 2013
AIG Hires CMO Reporting to Comms Chief
By Greg Hazley
 

AIG has tapped Goldman Sachs marketing chief David May as corporate chief marketing officer as the company continues to burnish its image since its federal bailout in 2008.

Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Sep. 10, 2013
Analyst: Interpublic Will Be Sold
By Greg Hazley
 
brian wieserPivotal Research Group senior analyst Brian Wieser told Bloomberg Radio today that Interpublic Group will be sold.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
WPP Posts 12% 1H Profit Jump, PR Flat
By Kevin McCauley
 
WPP CEO Martin Sorrell reported a 7.1 percent rise in first-half revenues to $8.3B on an 11.8 percent jump in pre-tax profit to $987M. PR profit dips on flat revenue.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
Chime Rings Up Flat Income in First Half
By Kevin McCauley
 
Chime Communications today reported a six percent gain in first-half revenue to $121M on flat profit of $17.5M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
WPP Buys Piece of Mutual Mobile
By Kevin McCauley
 
WPP has acquired a minority stake in Austin-based Mutual Mobile, a mobile product development company that generated revenues of more than $25M last year.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Levy Stays Active on Acquisition Front
By Kevin McCauley
 
Publicis Groupe Maurice Levy, who brokered the blockbuster "merger of equals" with Omnicom, has scooped up digital shop Engauge Marketing, which is based in Columbus, Ohio.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Huntsworth Profit Slips 13.7%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Huntsworth today reported a 13.7 percent decline in first-half operating profit to $15.7M on flat revenues of $137.8M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Jul. 30, 2013
Big Data Crushes Creativity in Publicis-OMC Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
Aren't you a little bummed out about the Publicis-Omnicom deal? 
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Omnicom, Publicis to Merge
By Greg Hazley
 
levy, wrenOmnicom and Publicis have agreed to merge in a deal to create the largest global advertising, marketing and PR conglomerate with annual revenues topping $20B.
Category: Marketing Communications
Sat., Jul. 27, 2013
Omnicom, Publicis in Merger Talks - Bloomberg
By Greg Hazley
 
Advertising, PR and marketing conglomerates Publicis and Omnicom are in "late-stage" merger talks, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Jul. 26, 2013
MDC Sees Q2 Gains, Ups Dividend
By Greg Hazley
 
PR and advertising group MDC Partners reported second quarter revenue climbed 5.3% to $288.1M and raised forecasts for the rest of 2013. Net income jumped to $11.3M after an $18.3M loss in Q2 of 2012.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
IPG's Net Tumbles 18.3%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Interpublic today reported an 18.3 percent decline in Q2 net to $86.1M on an 2.4 percent uptick in revenues to the $1.8B mark.
Category: Marketing Communications
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