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Omnicomís Q4 Net Slides 27.4%

Thu, Feb. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Omnicom Public Relations GroupOmnicom Group today reported a 27.4 percent drop in Q4 net income to $254.4M, following a $106.3M charge for enactment of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

IPG Reports 3.4% Q4 Growth

Wed, Feb. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael RothInterpublic today reported 3.4 percent growth in Q4 revenues to $2.3B and flat net income of $317M. PR revenues are 'slightly down' from single-digit growth rate.

Publicisí Q4 Revenues Slip 3.1%

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe reported a 3.1 percent decline in Q4 growth to $3.2M, which the French ad/PR combine blames on negative exchange rates.

Nasdaq Unloads PR Biz to West Corp.

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

NasdaqNasdaq today announced the $335M sale of its PR business to Omaha-based West Corp., provider of voice/data services communications.

SV&C, JF Work Collapsed Chinese Bid for MoneyGram

Wed, Jan. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Donald Trump and Jack MaSard Verbinnen & Co. and Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher work the fallout from the collapse of China’s Ant Financial Services Group’s $1.2B bid for MoneyGram, money transfer operation.

Did the GOP Cut Taxes?

Wed, Dec. 27, 2017

By Richard Goldstein

Richard GoldsteinA discussion of the most pressing policy issues behind Congress’ recent tax overhaul. (1 reader comment)

Huntsworth Moves Ahead

Thu, Dec. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Paul TaaffeHuntsworth moves ahead on financial front, powered by strong growth in its healthcare operation. (2 reader comments)

Understanding Your Investments

Mon, Nov. 27, 2017

By Richard Goldstein

Richard GoldsteinThe tax costs associated with various types of investments, and why you should be aware of them when considering an investment.

Hanover Gobbles Up BellPott/Middle East

Tue, Nov. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Archie BerensBritain's Hanover Group has acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East and its 14 staffers headed by managing director Archie Berens. (1 reader comment)

Havas Posts Flat Q3 Performance

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Yannick BolloreHavas Group reported a 0.2 percent dip in Q3 growth to $620M largely due to a 10.9 percent decline in organic growth in the UK, where Unilever and Pernod Ricard trimmed outlays.

WPP Hikes Pressure on Japan's ADK

Thu, Nov. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP boss Martin Sorrell hiked the pressure on 25 percent-owned Asatsu-DK by rejecting to tender its shares to Bain Capital and threatening to increase his firm's stake to the 33 percent mark.

PwCís Moeller Takes FTI Post

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Les MoellerLes Moeller, most recently global leader of PwC's Strategy& unit, has joined FTI Consulting as chairman of North and South America.

12 Myths About PR Firms Being Acquired

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017

By Art Stevens

Art StevensThe decision to sell a firm is not one to be made hastily. An owner needs to have realistic expectations and facts before pursuing a deal in earnest. (1 reader comment)

IPG Posts 1.0% Drop in Q3 Revenues

Tue, Oct. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

IPGInterpublic today reported a one percent drop in Q3 revenues to $1.9B and a 5.3 percent gain in operating income to $219.1M.

Publicis Posts 2.2% Dip in Q3 Revenues

Thu, Oct. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Arthur SadounPublicis Groupe reports 2.2 percent revenue dip as CEO Arthur Sadoun works on shifting model from "communications business to transformation partner." (1 reader comment)

Omnicom Q3 Revenues Slip 1.9%

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom posted a 1.9 percent drop in Q3 revenues to $3.7B largely due to a lack of M&A activity and sale of underperforming assets, according to chief John Wren.

Talking Taxes in 2017

Tue, Oct. 3, 2017

By Richard Goldstein

Richard Goldstein What we might expect from Congress’ proposed new tax framework.

Havas Posts 1.9% Revenue Rise for 1H

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Yannick BolloreHavas Group reports a 1.9 percent rise in first-half revenues to $1.3B and a 34 percent drop in net income to $98M as growth slowed during the period.

FTI Consulting Posts Q2 Revenue Drop, Loss

Fri, Jul. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Steven GunbyFTI Consulting reported a 3.4 percent dip in revenues to $444.7M due to lower demand in its corporate finance and restructuring operation. Special charge puts FTI in red.