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Job cuts : WPP is to axe 3,500 jobs

Job cuts : WPP is to axe 3,500 jobs

by on December 12, 2018

Job cuts ... WPP shares surged after it unveiled steep job cuts, adding nearly £7million to the fortune of ousted founder Sir Martin Sorrell.

The marketing conglomerate is to axe 3,500 jobs and shut or merge almost 200 offices in a battle to cut costs.

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Is this the UK’s big media agency punch-up of 2015?

by on March 7, 2015

New Tesco boss Dave ‘Drastic’ Lewis has called a pitch for Tesco’s whopper media account, variously estimated in the UK at between £100m and £140m. As such it’s one of the biggest although Tesco has, historically, been keen to deal in barter to offload unsold products, as opposed to money.

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Coventry City’s owner: ‘Digital disruption is bigger than the industrial revolution’ – by Dan Brain, ad:tech London 2014

by on October 5, 2014

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ad:tech London – 21-22 October 2014 / Where the UK digital marketing and media community meet to source suppliers, network with the industry, benchmark their digital strategies and understand latest trends and technologies

by on October 2, 2014

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Sir Martin Sorrell confirmed to speak at ad:tech London

by on September 20, 2014

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Sir Martin Sorrell confirmed to speak at ad:tech London

by on September 18, 2014

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Julia Crawley-Boevey comments on WPP’s acquisition of The Group

by on August 19, 2013


Julia Crawley-Boevey, manager, Results International comments:

“The Group is a leading corporate communications agency that builds reputation online. Its digital expertise is an excellent complement to WPP-owned corporate communications specialist addison that provides services both on and offline.

Moreover recent legislation means that digital now plays an ever greater role in corporate reporting and demands that every business specialising in the discipline bolster their digital and social media offer to clients.

Recently voted digital agency of the year 2012, The Group is the UK's leading online corporate communications agency, with over £6m of revenue and c.70 staff. [more…]

Serious mega deal – a total game-changer / The Publicis/Omnicom merger story continues to unfold / Keith Hunt, Results International

by on July 28, 2013

As the Publicis/Omnicom merger story continues to unfold Keith Hunt, managing partner, Results International – www.resultsig.com –predicts that reaction from Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP is going to be interesting to watch.

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Sorrell reignites tax row with radio comments

by on January 2, 2013

Sir Martin Sorrell faced a shareholder revolt over his pay in 2012

Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of global advertising group WPP, has said the amount of corporation tax companies pay is largely "a question of judgement".

Sir Martin argued that companies like Google and Starbucks pay tax more out of a sense of corporate social responsibility, than because the law forces them to. "Doing good is good business," he said. Sir Martin was speaking to Radio 4's Today programme.

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All about MBA, Firefly Mobility, Crane.tv, BrightEdge

by on July 29, 2012

On Monday 30th July, leading independent marketing communications agency MBA will help the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) position the UK as the world’s leading creative hub at the Global Business Summit.

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