Sir Martin Sorrell steps down as WPP CEO
Sir Martin Sorrell steps down as WPP CEO
Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP‘s former CEO, has stepped down after 33 years with the company. WPP chairman Roberto Quarta will act as executive chairman until the appointment [...]
Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller merge
WPP merges Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller
WPP has merged Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller to form Burson Cohn & Wolfe, creating one of the world’s largest full-service comms agencies. Cohn & Wolfe [...]
PR M&A activity drops in the UK as agencies eye European clients
The number of PR M&A deals have fallen in the first quarter of 2017, according to research by Results International. Volumes are down in the UK but rose in Western Europe. [...]
PR sees growth in M&A activity worldwide for 2016
M&A advisor Results International has revealed that PR M&A activity grew globally last year. In 2016, there were 77 deals in total which is up from 75 in 2015. In [...]
Walgreens Boots Alliance and WPP announce global comms and marketing partnership
Walgreens Boots Alliance, owner of Boots pharmacy, has partnered with WPP and selected a team of WPP agencies to operate and develop multiple comms and marketing channels for [...]
Finsbury opens Tokyo office
WPP agency Finsbury is launching an office in Tokyo, Japan. Kyota Narimatsu, former head of corporate communications at Barclays Japan, will lead the office. Narimatsu has [...]
Cohn & Wolfe: Three reasons why PR is performing so strongly
Public relations and public affairs – along with data investment management – were singled out for revenue growth in WPP’s UK operations in its Q3 results [...]
M&A activity in PR jumps for the third quarter of 2016
Merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity in PR has jumped in the third quarter of 2016 with 28 deals – nearly as much as the entire first half of the year – [...]