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Tue., May 27, 2014
Interpublic Hits 52-Week High
By Kevin McCauley
 
interpublicInterpublic Group today touched its 52-week high of $18.91, continuing its bullish run since April.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., May 22, 2014
Interpublic, Omnicom's Tale of Contrasting Annual Meetings
By Kevin McCauley
 
omnicom, interpublicInterpublic today conducted an efficient annual meeting in the McGraw-Hill Building auditorium in New York, while Omnicom staged its session in the DC office of FleishmanHillard. There was a stark difference between the two.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., May 19, 2014
Who Needs Omnicom? Certainly Not Publicis
By Kevin McCauley
 
maurice levyPublicis Groupe today announced a multi-year partnership with Facebook that reportedly covers about $500M in North American advertising.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., May 9, 2014
Sorrell Says Ego Killed 'Publicom'
By Kevin McCauley
 
sorrellWPP CEO Martin Sorrell told Reuters “ego” killed the $35B mega-merger between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., May 9, 2014
Havas Sees Q1 Growth in North America, UK
By Greg Hazley
 
havasHavas reported first quarter revenue rose three percent to €389M -- about $537M -- on an organic basis on strong gains in North America and the UK.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., May 8, 2014
Omnicom, Publicis Call Off Merger
By Greg Hazley
 
omnicomUpdated: Omnicom and Publicis have pulled the plug on their $35B mega-merger, citing management and regulatory issues.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., May 6, 2014
Makovsky Brings in Digital Creative Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
ross sutherlandMakovsky has brought in Ogilvy and Young & Rubicam alum Ross Sutherland to fill the vacant slot atop its digital branding practice.
Category: Marketing Communications
Mon., May 5, 2014
'Publicom' Mess Makes Joke of Advertising, PR Sectors
By Kevin McCauley
 
omnipubThe so-called "merger of equals" between ad/PR behemoths Omnicom and Publicis Groupe is giving the communications sector a bum rap.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., May 1, 2014
PR Can Defuse Looming Data, Privacy Clash - Diamond
By Kevin McCauley
 
prsa foundationThe "relations" part of PR, which deals with engagement and public dialog, is the special mark of the profession, said Harris Diamond, recipient of the PRSA Foundation's Paladin Award last night at New York's Bryant Park Grill.
Category: Marketing Communications
Thu., May 1, 2014
FTI Strategic Comms Revenue Falls 4.9% in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
FTI Consulting's strategic communications revenues declined 4.9% in the first quarter to $43.2M amid an overall 4.5% increase to $425.6M for the business advisory company.
Category: Marketing Communications
Tue., Apr. 29, 2014
Huntsworth 2013 Profit Slips 10.4%
By Kevin McCauley
 
gummerHuntsworth reported a 10.4 percent dip in 2013 operating profit to $34.6M on flat revenues of $288.5M, a performance that CEO Peter Gummer said reflects stepped up strategic investments and continued softness in the European market.
Category: Marketing Communications
Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
PR Climbs at WPP in First Quarter
By Greg Hazley
 
First quarter 2014 PR and public affairs revenue at WPP firms inched up 1.9% to $352M on a like-for-like basis as revenue overall at the marketing conglomerate rose 7% to top $4.2B.
Category: Marketing Communications
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 ODwyer
 

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
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