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Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
IPG Slashes Q1 Loss to $22M as PR Group Shows 'Double-Digit' Gains
By Kevin McCauley
 
interpublicInterpublic today announced a $22.4M first-quarter loss, which was down from the $58.5M year ago deficit.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
Omnicom PR Units Tick Up 1.2% in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
omnicomOmnicom reported first quarter 2014 PR revenues grew 1.2% to $325.4M on an organic basis, outpaced by advertising (+4.9%, $1.7B) and customer relationship management (+4.2%, $1.2B).
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Omnicom Chief Wren Hauls in $18M in 2013
By Kevin McCauley
 
john wrenOmnicom Group CEO John Wren collected $18.1 in 2013 total compensation, showing a healthy 21.7 percent rise during the period in which the ad/PR conglom posted flat revenues and net incomes of $14.6B and $1.1B, respectively.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
Publicis Revenue Growth Improves in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
maurice levyPublicis Groupe reported first quarter 2014 revenue climbed 2.2% to around $2.2B, following a rocky fourth quarter.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Apple Considered Firing TBWA--Court Papers
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

appleApple SVP-marketing Phil Schiller told agency TBWAMedia Arts Lab in 2013 that it was not performing well and might be fired, according to court papers.

 
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014
Wren Elevates Sherman at Omnicom
By Greg Hazley
 
peter shermanOmnicom has promoted JWT North America CEO Peter Sherman to a new executive VP post reporting to Omnicom CEO John Wren.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014
H+K Acquires Hong Kong Digital Shop
By Greg Hazley
 
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has acquired digital creative shop Rice5, a $2M Asia firm with nearly 50 staffers.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Mar. 28, 2014
Chime Closes Books on $7M Deficit
By Kevin McCauley
 
Chime Communications today posted a $7M 2013 loss compared to a $3.8M year earlier profit as revenues rose 6 percent to $255M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
What Does Belmond Mean?
By Kevin McCauley
 
belmondIn a head-scratcher move, Orient-Express Hotels this month ditched its name denoting luxury and sophistication in travel for the more prosaic Belmond moniker.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Mar. 25, 2014
Next Fifteen Finds Its Finance Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
peter harrisNext Fifteen Communications Group, the agency holding company which endured an embezzlement scandal at its Bite PR unit, has installed interim finance chief Peter Harris as its permanent CFO and an executive director of the company.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
WPP PR Revenues Decline in 'Difficult' 2013
By Greg Hazley
 
wppWPP reported today PR and PA operations fell 1.7% to £921M ($1.3B) for 2013, although a rocky first nine months of the year turned to growth in the fourth quarter.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
MDC Q4 Revenues, Loss Up
By Kevin McCauley
 
MDC Partners reported a 4.9 percent rise in Q4 revenues to $307M on a widened net loss of $92M.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Interpublic PR Group Charts Strong Q4 Growth
By Kevin McCauley
 
Interpublic’s PR revenues rose at a “double-digit clip” during the fourth-quarter, bolstered by strong results in the U.S., Brazil and across Asia, according to Andy Polansky, CEO of Weber Shandwick, PR flagship of the communications combine.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Publicis Growth Misses Target
By Greg Hazley
 
Publicis reported a 4% increase in fourth quarter revenue to $2.6B buta slowdown in emerging markets and exposure to the luxury sector weakened its performance for the year.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014
Omnicom PR Slips 2% in Q4
By Greg Hazley
 
Omnicom PR revenue declined 2% in the fourth quarter to $340.8M, a 3.7% decrease organically.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014
Lippincott Powers B+D Makeover
By Kevin McCauley
 
black deckerLippincott created Black+Decker’s new brand identity introduced today to provide the power tool institution a modern, simple, clean yet powerful logo.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014
O'Dwyer Rankings Bring Business to PR Firms
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
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Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
FTC Unveils Players in 'Native Advertising' Summit
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Federal Trade Commission has named participants for its much-anticipated “native advertising” or “sponsored content” workshop slated for Washington on Dec. 4.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Edelman's Paul Targets 'Paid Media'
By Kevin McCauley
 
chris paulEdelman has hired Chris Paul for the new post of global director of paid media as the independent works to integrate that function into its trans-media offerings.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013
Next Fifteen Taps Interim Finance Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
Next Fifteen has named former Bell Pottinger finance director Peter Harris to take over as interim chief financial officer, following the resignation of David Dewhurst last month.
Category: Marketing Communications
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