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WPP wins holding company of the year in Cannes for fourth time in a row

Sir Martin Sorrell hailed "brilliant work for clients" as accolades for 47 agencies, including network of the year for Ogilvy & Mather, helped win holding company of the year for WPP at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2014.

 

WPP posts 1.5% revenue lift in Q1 and strong performance from UK

WPP, the world's largest marketing communications group, has reported revenue up 1.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 after a negative impact of exchange rates, but continued strong like-for-like growth in the UK and North America.

 

Tesco puts better online ad-targeting top of mind

The supermarket's data division, Dunnhumby, aims to make digital advertising more personalised, its chief executive, Simon Hay, tells David Benady.

 

Sorrell says Publicis / Omnicom's 'merger of equals' is 'impossible'

Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, has called attempts by rival holding groups, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to form a £23 bilion "merger of equals" "impossible".

 

Dentsu Aegis is only media network on Government's market research roster

Dentsu Aegis, the parent network of Carat and Vizeum, has become the only media network to be appointed to the Government's market research roster which has just been announced.

 

Advertising Effectiveness: the long and short of it

Les Binet, head of effectiveness, adam&eve DDB, and acclaimed marketing specialist, Peter Field, are set to unveil the eagerly awaited update of their seminal 2007 effectiveness study, 'Marketing in the Era of Accountability' tomorrow, and all Brand ...

 

Free Time Out hits three-month circulation target in first month

Time Out, the London-based listings magazine, has hit its distribution target of 305,000 earlier than expected and could seek to significantly up its distribution next year.

 

Children spend as much time surfing the net as watching TV says Ofcom

Children aged between 12 and 15 have been found to be spending as much time on the internet as they do watching TV, a first for this group, according to a new report on children's media habits from Ofcom.

 

Think BR: Making the most of the fuzzy front end

When it comes to new product development it's important to take a strategic view of the fuzzy front end, write Joe Marshall and Annie Tokatlian, Ipsos Marketing.

 

Think BR: Learning from our failures

New product launches often fail and it can sometimes be difficult identifying why, writes Doug Findlay, director at Ipsos Marketing.

 

Ipsos completes acquisition of Synovate

PARIS - Ipsos has successfully completed the acquisition of Synovate for an enterprise value of US$723m. This transaction makes Ipsos the third largest global market research company.

 

Why managing your reputation is more vital than ever

Reputation is a company's most important intangible commercial asset. It is a function of everything that a company does.

 

YouGov restructures senior management

YouGov, the online market research agency, has restructured its senior management and promoted its UK chief executive to a broader role, to bolster its European executive team.

 

Gap between advertised and actual broadband speeds widens

The gap between advertised broadband speeds and actual broadband speeds has grown by 8% to 8.2Mbit/s in the past six months, while the investigation into the use of the phrases "up to" and "unlimited" rolls on.

 

Warc chief executive Olins steps down

Rufus Olins, the chief executive of Warc, has resigned with immediate effect after nearly three years at the marketing intelligence group.

 

Think BR: Why does adland insist on making people feel guilty?

Guilt sells but reinforcing the positive will have a lasting effect, on all of us, writes Kathy Slack, strategy director, DDB UK.

 

Aegis enters into exclusive discussions with Ipsos over Synovate sale

Aegis Group has confirmed that it is in "exclusive" discussions with market research company Ipsos over the £500m sale of its research arm Synovate.

 

Aegis acquires Lithuanian media agency

Communications and market research group Aegis has acquired Lithuanian media agency Creative Media Services UAB.

 

Marketing budgets drop 5.4% ahead of uncertain 2011

Marketing budgets were revised down in the fourth quarter of 2010 amid uncertainty surrounding the economic recovery in 2011, according to the IPA / BDO Bellwether survey published today.

 

YouGov expands in the US with acquisition of marketing consultancy

NEW YORK -YouGov, the online market research firm, is to acquire US marketing and strategic research consulting firm Harrison Group for as much as $13m.

 
 

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