Coverage of the failed Publicis-Omnicom merger, which would have been the biggest deal in marketing history
Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group have decided to call off what would have been the biggest deal in marketing history, a $35 billion combination that would have made the merged Publicis-Omnicom Group the largest holding company in the world.
Analyst predicts John Wren could go in fallout from failure of OmniPub deal
PRWeek's editors discuss why the Omnicom-Publicis deal fell apart.
Skepticism of WPP's CEO Martin Sorrell is vindicated as Omnicom/Publicis deal finally falls apart.
International PR players, including Omnicom and Publicis Groupe, have not been sitting on the sidelines in the 10 months over which the doomed mega-merger played out.
The proposed merger between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group is costing the holding companies millions in fees, as the $35 billion deal is delayed by tax rulings and plagued by rumors of infighting.
Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe have declined to comment on recent reports that the complicated structure of their proposed merger is coming under increased pressure from European tax authorities.
The Omnicom-Publicis merger is set to gain European Union regulatory approval, reports have suggested.
The leaders of Publicis and Omnicom said the completion date of the merger of their two companies has been pushed back to mid-2014 at the latest, according to reports from the Morgan Stanley investor conference in Barcelona.
The dust is beginning to settle on the OmniPub global agency mega-merger and the deal, which if it goes through will create the largest marketing services holding company, looks set to be completed on schedule.
PARIS: Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group passed regulatory hurdles on Friday as the antitrust waiting period related to the holding companies' merger came to an end.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: Omnicom Group has created a multidisciplinary agency team - known as Nissan United -- as part of a new multiyear agreement with the Japanese automaker.
Simon Sproule, CVP of global marketing communications at Nissan Motor Company, discusses the impact of the Publicis-Omnicom deal on clients.
NEW YORK: The Publicis Groupe-Omnicom Group merger is likely to pass regulatory hurdles, say experts, who add that it will create a mix of benefits and drawbacks for the company and its clients.
Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe pulled off the biggest merger in the history of the advertising and marketing services industries on Sunday - at least until the regulators and shareholders have their say. Here's a roundup of the best coverage and reaction from around the Web.
A PR subcommittee will be established to determine the future structure of the newly combined Publicis Omnicom Group's PR and communications agency brands and assets.
There are some deals that transcend the normal run of business and some developments that become indelibly etched on your consciousness - and, yes, some stories that drag trade journalists into the office on a Sunday tapping out copy.
LONDON: WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell has poured cold water on the so-called "merger of equals" of rival agencies Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe, announced on Sunday, questioning the value to the former's shareholders.
Days two and three of wall-to-wall coverage of the merger of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group have focused as much on the larger-than-life personalities who engineered the deal as the dollars and cents of it.
Brief histories of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group leading up to Sunday's merger announcement.
The proposed merger of Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe, in a nutshell.
PARIS: Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group said Sunday morning that they will merge to form the world's largest marketing umbrella firm, a move that would trim the "big four" advertising holding companies to the "big three."