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J. Walter Thompson Company Is Your New JWT - Posted April 14, 2014
The week's biggest spoiler to date has nothing to do with "Game of Thrones" or "Mad Men." Martin Sorrell of WPP ... [AgencySpy]

WPP Predicts US Economic Growth Will be Boosted by 3D Printing - Posted January 3, 2014
(Advertising Age) WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell believes that America's long-term future is very bright on the back of energy self-sufficiency and revolutions in manufacturing, which gives high-cost/high-tech manufacturing countries like America an advantage. He wrote, "3D printing, for example, in terms of manufacturing tec... [Bitcoins Insider]

WPP Predicts US Economic Growth Will be Boosted by 3D Printing - Posted January 3, 2014
(Advertising Age) WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell believes that America's long-term future is very bright on the back of energy self-sufficiency and revolutions in manufacturing, which gives high-cost/high-tech manufacturing countries like America an advantage. He wrote, "3D printing, for example, in terms of manufacturing tec... [3D Maker Insider]

Publicis and Omnicom Join to Create Agency Supernova, Inspire Twitter Jokes - Posted July 28, 2013
This weekend we moved a step closer to The Singularity as the world's two largest PR/marketing/advertising groups announce... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: NSA Whistleblower | Google to Buy Waze for $1.3B? - Posted June 10, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter And Advertising Giant WPP Announce Global Strategic Partnership - Posted June 7, 2013
Twitter Advertising is not messing around. Yesterday, Twitter announced a partnership with WPP, one of the "big four" global advertisi... [AllTwitter]

Ford Apologizes for Kidnapping the Kardashians in Ad Spot - Posted March 25, 2013
A note to PR/marketing folks planning to build campaigns around C-list celebrities: just because the public hates them doesn't mean we won't get offended on their behalf. Despite the fact that recent polling found the Kardashian family to be slightly less popular than the U.S. Congress (which boasts as dismal 9%... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 31, 2013
Because who needed that first 'E' anyway... Xplore Technologies Corp., manufacturer of the world's "most powerful, longest-lasting and rugged tablet in the market" (whatever that means), selected multiservice communications agency ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted November 15, 2012
After a review, McGarryBowen's London office acquired the global advertising account for Toblerone, the renowned candy brand. WPP's Ogilvy managed the account previously, and--even thought it will no longer handle the Toblerone account--it will continue to work for a new company... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted November 8, 2012
Samsung, currently focusing on its global b-to-b marketing strategy, added two new shops to manage advertising responsibilities. Samsung chose ... [PRNewser]

Edelman Nabs PSB's Berland to Head New Analytics Biz - Posted September 5, 2012
Edelman announced today that it has hired Michael J. Berland of WPP's ... [PRNewser]

WPP Reports Seven Percent Increase in PR Revenues for Q1 - Posted June 15, 2012
In addition to all the hubbub about Sir Martin Sorrell's pay, WPP also announced its earnings for the first four months of this year. ... [PRNewser]

WPP Shareholders Vote Down Sir Martin Pay Increase - Posted June 13, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, some of WPP's top investors issued a "red top" alert over a proposed 30 percent increase i... [PRNewser]

Tech Makes a Strong Showing on Most Valuable Brands List - Posted May 22, 2012
WPP's Millward Brown has released its seventh annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Study and, shocking to no one, Apple tops the list. The brand is now ... [PRNewser]

Shareholders Are Losing It Over High Executive Pay - Posted May 1, 2012
The word on the street is that WPP head Sir Martin Sorrell is getting a ... [PRNewser]

WPP's Like-For-Like PR Revenue Up 1.9 Percent - Posted April 27, 2012
WPP reported a like-for-like revenue increase of 1.9 percent in the public relations and public affairs area for Q1 2012. Revenue for the sector totaled 225 million, or about $365.6 million. In constant currencies, that percentage goe... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Grayling, Choice Hotels, WPP, and More - Posted March 14, 2012
Grayling has a new North American PR CEO, Chris Boehlke, who will lead the company's public relations groups in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los ... [PRNewser]

WPP Reports Record Profits, PR Revenue Up 4.8 Percent - Posted March 1, 2012
WPP earnings today show a 7.4 percent revenue growth, with full-year revenue numbers topping 10 billion (about $16 billion, according to today's conversion rates) for the first time. Profits also exceeded 1 billion, a first-ever for the market... [PRNewser]

H+K Strategies Merges in Russia, Launches Research Group - Posted January 23, 2012
Hill+Knowlton Strategies has a lot ... [PRNewser]

Survey: Business Is Up To Start 2012 - Posted January 12, 2012
Worldcom Public Relations Group, the international network of independent firms, has conducted a survey of its members, finding that new business is trending upward in the new year. More than 100 respondents (Worldc... [PRNewser]

Cohn & Wolfe Acquiring impactasia - Posted November 30, 2011
WPP's Cohn & Wolfe is acquiring impactasia, a firm with expertise in healthcare, travel and tourism, art and design, and other areas. The new fir... [PRNewser]

WPP Purchases Glover Park Group - Posted November 29, 2011
London-based WPP has purchased Glover Park Group, the D.C.-based firm specializing in government relations and strategic comms that was started in 2001. The fi... [PRNewser]

WPP Launches a Marketing School in China, Reports 7.2 Percent PR Revenue Growth - Posted October 31, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29427" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sir Martin Sorrell with a WPP School student."][/caption] WPP has launched a its School of Marketing and C... [PRNewser]

Publicis' Reports 6.4 Percent Organic Growth, Warns About the Future - Posted October 20, 2011
Publicis Groupe, home to PR firms including MSLGroup, announced Q3 results today showing 1.42 billion in revenue (about $1.96 billion, by today's curren... [PRNewser]

Leonard Named President of AxiCom U.S. - Posted October 3, 2011
Anna Cahill Leonard has been named president of AxiCom U.S., a newly created role that will report to Cohn & Wolfe CEO ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Phone Hacking Scandal Hits Met PR Chief - Posted August 12, 2011
Dick Fedorcio, the head of public affairs and internal comms for the Metropolitan Police Service, has been put on leave during an investigation of possible misconduct tied to the News of the World phone hacking scandal. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into the relationship between Fedorcio and Neil Wallis,... [PRNewser]

PR, Marketing Leaders Also Top MediaGuardian List - Posted July 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24796" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Freud Communications' Matthew Freud is among those on the 'Guardian' media list."][/caption] The U.K.'s Guardian newspaper has published it's top 1... [PRNewser]

GM's Global Comms VP Joins H&K - Posted June 30, 2011
Chris Preuss has joined Hill & Knowlton as an EVP serving on ... [PRNewser]

Will 2012 Be a Big Year for PR at the Cannes Lions? - Posted June 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_23406" align="alignnone" width="476" caption="Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, an ad agency, took the top PR prize this year with a campaign for National Australia Bank."][/caption] The 2011 Cannes Lions wrapped up this weekend and it looks like the PR industry has a lot of work to do to improve its showin... [PRNewser]

L vy Staying Put at Publicis - Posted June 11, 2011
This week, Publicis Groupe shareholders voted to raise the age limit for management board members from 70 to 75. This means that Maurice L vy, the Groupe... [PRNewser]

WPP Reports Worldwide Growth, Highlights Global Concerns - Posted June 2, 2011
WPP held its annual general meeting today in Dublin, repo... [PRNewser]

Ketchum, Weber Shandwick Lead the SABRE Tally with Eight - Posted May 11, 2011
The Holmes ... [PRNewser]

OpenAmplify Brings Social to Videolytics - Posted May 9, 2011
According to a recent article, "WPP's Kantar Video has tapped semantic web service OpenAmplify to turn its Videolytics (video + analytics -- get it?) platform social, a... [AllTwitter]

Ogilvy PR CEO Graves: PR Can Play a Role in Framing U.S.-China Issues - Posted May 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_20421" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: AP, Vincent Yu"][/caption] Ogilvy PR's China practice has partnered with the Center on U.S-China Re... [PRNewser]

WPP Reports Revenue Growth, PR Improves on 2010 - Posted April 28, 2011
WPP also made its earnings announcement today reporting revenues up seven percent to 2.2 billion (about $3.6 billion by today's currency rate) for the period ending March 3... [PRNewser]

WPP Tops Omnicom To Become Largest Marketing Company - Posted January 6, 2011
WPP has taken the top spot as the biggest marketing group, displacing Omnicom. WPP experienced a 13 percent increase in revenue following the 2008 acquisition of ... [PRNewser]

PR Tools Round Up: Visible Technologies, Thomson Reuters, Converseon, and More - Posted November 1, 2010
-Visible Technologies has launched Visible Intelligence, which will help users better extract social media information. The new technology is part of the company's overall Social Intelligence platform. -Thomson Reuters has launched Scoop News, giving users a customized view of news and information about their comp... [PRNewser]

Levy and Sorrell On Their Companies and the Industry - Posted October 25, 2010
... [PRNewser]

Goya Going Beyond Latino Audience - Posted September 24, 2010
Goya Foods is looking to move beyond the Latino consumers who have been enjoying the company's products for 75 years. The company is launching a new ad campaign, using mobile technology for the first time, has conducted outreach to food bloggers asking for for reviews, ... [PRNewser]

WPP CEO Martin Sorrell: 2010 Revenues Will Be Flat - Posted December 2, 2009
Don't expect growth from WPP in 2010, said CEO Martin Sorrell at the Reuters Global Media Summit today. Sorrell said he expects revenues for the holding company to be flat for ... [PRNewser]

WPP Q3: Overall Revenue Down 8.7%, PR Sector Down 8.5% - Posted October 30, 2009
Wpp 2009 q3 Trading Update Oct09 Guid580954ab4d844 ... [PRNewser]

Ogilvy PR Names Nathan Friedman MD of Chicago Office - Posted October 14, 2009
WPP Group (WPPGY) agency Ogilvy PR announced today the promotion of Nathan Friedman to managing director of the agency's Chicago office. The office's current director, Mike Hatcliffe... [PRNewser]

D.C. Lobbying Firms Merge to Form Burson-Marsteller Subsidiary - Posted October 6, 2009
BKSH & Associates Worldwide and Timmons & Co., two lobbying firms based in Washington, D.C. and owned by WPP Group (WPPGY), have merged to form Prime Policy Group. The new company will operate as a subsidiary of WPP owned Burson-Marsteller. The new ... [PRNewser]