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Ford's global creative review spells trouble for longtime partner WPP

Ford's global creative review spells trouble for longtime partner WPP

The automaker is one of WPP's largest accounts.

Publicis rebrands two shops in Asia under MSLGroup

Publicis rebrands two shops in Asia under MSLGroup

The moves are part of parent Publicis Groupe's effort to convert its PR assets to the MSL brand.

Private equity funds dominate marcomms M&A

Private equity funds dominate marcomms M&A

Nearly a quarter (22%) of all marcomms M&A deals involved private-equity funds -- double the 11% seen in the last two quarters of 2017.

Read and Scott: 'We don't believe break-up of WPP makes sense'

Read and Scott: 'We don't believe break-up of WPP makes sense'

WPP's joint COOs Mark Read and Andrew Scott have said they do not believe a break-up of the ad group makes sense.

Has Sir Martin Sorrell been a positive force for the ad industry?

Has Sir Martin Sorrell been a positive force for the ad industry?

No matter that he dragged the global ad industry kicking and screaming into the modern age, Martin Sorrell will continue being the subject of a relentless debate about whether he's been a benevolent or a malevolent influence on it.

Lambert, Edwards & Associates acquires Owen Blicksilver PR

Lambert, Edwards & Associates acquires Owen Blicksilver PR

The acquisition opens a New York office for the Detroit-based firm.

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning

One WPP agency CEO says staffers could feel "liberated" by Martin Sorrell's departure. Plus: The end of 'Scandal.'

Publicis Groupe upbeat after account wins fuel organic growth

Publicis Groupe upbeat after account wins fuel organic growth

Publicis Groupe's net revenue grew organically by 1.6% to €2.1bn (£1.8bn/$2.6bn) thanks to account wins in 2017 that included McDonald's and Diesel.

Michael Nyman exits PMK-BNC, starts new firm

Michael Nyman exits PMK-BNC, starts new firm

Acceleration will be an investment and advisory vehicle for marketing and media deals.

Ferrero brings on McDonald's, Ketchum veteran Cheryll Forsatz

Ferrero brings on McDonald's, Ketchum veteran Cheryll Forsatz

Forsatz is leading PR, and corp comms strategy for the U.S.

Renee Wilson to step down as PR Council president

Renee Wilson to step down as PR Council president

Her contract with the group is up at the end of the year.

10 times Martin Sorrell made PRWeek headlines

10 times Martin Sorrell made PRWeek headlines

A glance at our coverage of the former WPP CEO throughout the years.

Former Edelman capital markets head launches Profile Advisors

Former Edelman capital markets head launches Profile Advisors

Prosek Partners invested in the boutique shop, and will provide backend support as needed.

Omnicom PR firms flat in first quarter

Omnicom PR firms flat in first quarter

The group's PR revenue grew only 0.7% organically in Q1 to $346.3 million.

Volkswagen begins global agency overhaul as it seeks greater brand 'consistency'

Volkswagen begins global agency overhaul as it seeks greater brand 'consistency'

Volkswagen is seeking to create a series of regional agency "powerhouses" as part of a new long-term marketing strategy announced yesterday by chief marketing officer Jochen Sengpiehl.

Former trade negotiator Darci Vetter to lead public affairs for Edelman DC

Former trade negotiator Darci Vetter to lead public affairs for Edelman DC

She's reporting to Washington office president Lisa Ross.

'The single biggest influencer on the agency business': 6 CEOs react to Sorrell's resignation

'The single biggest influencer on the agency business': 6 CEOs react to Sorrell's resignation

Agency leaders on the former WPP CEO's impact on marketing.

Rogers & Cowan launches fashion show 'Click My Closet'

Rogers & Cowan launches fashion show 'Click My Closet'

The series is the first project to come out of Rogers & Cowan's in-house studio content arm, Clickable Media Group.

Lib Dem leader wants UK Parliament to make Sorrell findings public

Lib Dem leader wants UK Parliament to make Sorrell findings public

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable is reportedly threatening to use parliamentary privilege powers to expose WPP's findings following an investigation into Sir Martin Sorrell.

Breakfast Briefing: The post-Sorrell era begins

Breakfast Briefing: The post-Sorrell era begins

What could be next for WPP after the resignation of its CEO of more than three decades.

Analysis

Sell-off or solidification? Industry ponders WPP's Sorrell-less future

Sell-off or solidification? Industry ponders WPP's Sorrell-less future

Executives predict what's next for WPP.

Demand surges for comms skills on online freelance networks

Demand surges for comms skills on online freelance networks

But there's a catch: many agencies would rather pay freelancers they know and trust.

'Massive restructuring is underway': Experts predict more agency mergers to follow Burson-C&W tie-up

'Massive restructuring is underway': Experts predict more agency mergers to follow Burson-C&W tie-up

The toughest task for Burson Cohn & Wolfe CEO Donna Imperato: bringing together the cultures of two very different WPP agencies, say top agency executives.

Beyond Bell Pottinger: Larger trends shape African PR market

Beyond Bell Pottinger: Larger trends shape African PR market

Demographic and economic trends are changing the communications industry in Africa, moving it away from traditional hubs and presenting opportunities.

Home team: Twin Cities communicators make the most of the spotlight

Home team: Twin Cities communicators make the most of the spotlight

While they're naturally disappointed the hometown Minnesota Vikings came up short, PR pros based in Minnesota are putting on a brave face to show off Minneapolis and St. Paul despite the playoff loss and the freezing cold.