Vodafone has kicked off one of the biggest advertising pitches of the year after the mobile giant announced it is putting its global ad-buying and planning account up for tender.
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Friday 25 March 2011
One of the most powerful men in world advertising, Sir Martin Sorrell, delivered a purposely timed publicity coup to the Chancellor, George Osborne, yesterday by announcing that his global business, WPP, would be relocating its headquarters to the United Kingdom.
Monday 14 March 2011
When the world's most influential adman, Sir Martin Sorrell, announced this month that profits at WPP, his marketing services company, had jumped 28.5 per cent, he also delivered some gloomier news for Britain.
Saturday 05 March 2011
The advertising giant WPP saw record profit growth in 2010 thanks to a "dead cat bounce" in the US market and a resurgence of advertising spending on traditional media.
Friday 04 March 2011
Advertising giant WPP today boosted annual profits to more than £1 billion after finishing 2010 with the fastest rate of growth in a decade.
Monday 28 February 2011
With the next round of substitutions between the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 soon to be calculated, ITV may well make a return to the blue-chip index, and the reaction to its full-year results this Wednesday could seriously affect its chances.
Friday 11 February 2011
There was a definite Gallic influence on the blue-chip index last night, as news from two Paris-based companies prompted moves in both directions.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Leading economists believe the world economy is beginning to put the worst of its problems behind it, but they also believe that serious difficulties remain which could yet lead to renewed turmoil.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Sunday 09 January 2011
In an article on 2 January, we erroneously stated that the founding directors of Adam & Eve "paid £1m to Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP to break their contract and go it alone".
Sunday 02 January 2011
The founding directors of Adam & Eve may have paid £1m to Sir Martin Sorrell's WPP to break their contract and go it alone, but it was worth every penny.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Instead of seeking "dignity in retirement" as Ed Miliband advised, the irrepressible Peter Mandelson is setting up in business as head of an international consultancy.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
WPP Group companies are eyeing higher growth next year, the advertising conglomerate's chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell, signalled yesterday.
Saturday 30 October 2010
The advertising giant WPP shrugged off the downturn to post the largest quarterly revenue boost in a decade, as traditional media advertising and its operations in the US "bite back".
Friday 01 October 2010
Outlook Having enjoyed the support of so many business figures during the election campaign, particularly on the issue of national insurance increases, the Prime Minister is no doubt keen to keep on their right side during his term of office. The launch today of a "Business Advisory Group" for 10 Downing Street will help with that, even if David Cameron's publicly stated intention in appointing these figures is slightly different.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
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