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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
Thu., Jul. 18, 2013
MDC Alum Bologna Packs Up for TripAdvisor
By Kevin McCauley
 
Anne BolognaManaging director until April at Miles Nadal's MDC Partners joins TripAdvisor as VP-brand strategy. 
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Jul. 18, 2013
Omnicom PR Revenue Climbs in Q2
By Greg Hazley
 
Revenue at Omnicom's PR units rose 4.3% in the second quarter to $336.1M as overall revenue at the conglomerate ticked up 2.1% to $3.6B for the period.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Jun. 19, 2013
Grey Advertising 'Walks on the Wild Side'
By Kevin McCauley
 
lou reedGrey Advertising doesn't have the reputation as a creative powerhouse, but tomorrow it will "walk on the wild side" by featuring legendary 1960s seminal rock band Velvet Underground front man Lou Reed at the Annual Legends of Music Seminar at Cannes.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Jun. 13, 2013
WPP: PR, PA Lag Other Units
By Greg Hazley
 
WPP chief Martin Sorrell said this week that a previously reported decline in PR and public affairs revenue during the first quarter ebbed somewhat in April but the sector continues to lag other units like advertising and media investment.
Category: Marketing Communications
Wed., Jun. 12, 2013
Cadillac Rolls with FleishmanHillard
By Greg Hazley
 

cadillacCadillac, which is enjoying a sales renaissance, has put FleishmanHillard in the PR driver seat amid a shakeup of the General Motors luxury brand's advertising and marketing roster.

Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Jun. 6, 2013
Boston, Philly Agencies Combine in Ad, PR Merger
By Greg Hazley
 
tim reevesoston ad agency allen & gerritsen creates 200-staffer operation with acquisition of Neiman, the Phildelphia firm run by PR pro Tim Reeves.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Jun. 6, 2013
WPP Aligns with Twitter
By Greg Hazley
 

twitterWPP has inked a global "partnership" with Twitter to use the social network's data in media and analytics platforms and develop new marketing services.

Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Jun. 4, 2013
Digital Ads Soar 16%
By Kevin McCauley
 
Digital advertising revenues in the U.S. soared 15.6 percent to a record $9.6B during the first-quarter over the comparable 2012 period, according to numbers released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., May 31, 2013
Omnicom's Wren Is 11th on Top-Paid CEOs List
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
wrenOmnicom CEO John Wren, whose 2012 remuneration is listed as $42.6 million, was the eleventh highest paid U.S. executive according to a tabulation by Bolt Insurance, which is circulating an infographic with headshots of the CEOs.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., May 30, 2013
Activists Seek Pay, Governance Reforms at Omnicom
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Nell MinowStockholder activists, quoting GovernanceMetrics Int'l/The Corporate Library, co-founded by Nell Minow, the "queen of good corporate governance" (BusinessWeek), are pressing for pay and governance reforms at Omnicom, the $14 billion conglomerate that owns FleishmanHillard, Ketchum, Porter Novelli and other PR firms.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 30, 2013
WPP Slices CEO Sorrell's Pay
By Kevin McCauley
 
WPP trimmed CEO Martin Sorrell's 2012 salary 20 percent and plans a 34 percent cut this year relative to his 2011 pay, according to the ad/PR combine's annual report released today.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Apr. 26, 2013
MDC Revenue Jumps in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
MDC Partners posted a 13.6% increase in first quarter revenue to $267M on the strength of $53.1M in net new business wins during the period.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Apr. 19, 2013
Interpublic's Loss Grows, Despite PR Gains
By Kevin McCauley
 
Interpublic today reported a $58.5M Q1 loss, up from $45.7M a year ago, and a 2.4 percent rise in revenues to $1.5B. Its constituency management group, which includes PR, sparkled.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 18, 2013
Omnicom Posts Q1 PR, Overall Gains
By Greg Hazley
 
Omnicom first quarter PR revenues rose 3.7% to $318.4M as the marketing communications conglomerate saw overall revenues rise 2.8% to nearly $3.4B for the period over 2012.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013
Europe Slams Publicis
By Kevin McCauley
 
Publicis Groupe reported a 6.5 percent decline in organic growth in Europe during the first-quarter as "2013 is turning out to be a difficult and contrasted vintage, with on the one hand the U.S. consolidating their growth and on the other Europe suffering," according to CEO Maurice Levy.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., Apr. 15, 2013
Interpublic's Top Three Execs Take Comp Cut
By Kevin McCauley
 

Interpublic's top three executives took a compensation cut in 2012 as net income tumbled 15.7 percent to $465M on flat revenues of $7B.

Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., Apr. 11, 2013
NJ Reviews Homeland Security PR
By Greg Hazley
 
NJThe Garden State has kicked off an RFP review of its multimillion-dollar PR and advertising account supporting its homeland security operations.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 2, 2013
Bologna Exits MDC
By Kevin McCauley
 
Anne Bologna, the well-connected executive who joined MDC Partners in New York to add firepower to the Toronto-based ad/PR holding company, has exited after a two-year stint.
Category: Marketing Communications
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