Posts tagged: WPP

Sunday review - Mike Ashley, Peter Hargreaves and one of Betaville's former employers...

Sunday, 20 January 2019, 6:44 pm

Once you get past the acres of Brexit coverage there were some decent business jackanories knocking about in the Sunday papers today.

One story that caught Betaville's eye was a tucked away on page 2 of the Mail on Sunday's business section about how Mike Ashley is planning to hire new PR "experts" to look after his "growing retail group". Below is a link to Neil Craven's article:..

Read more...

Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: WPP said to ... part 6

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 8:22 am

There was a rather interesting piece on Bloomberg yesterday about how Sir Martin Sorrell, the former WPP boss, held talks with Warren Buffett six years ago about selling the advertising giant to the Sage of Omaha.

Sir Martin appears to have disclosed the historical talks at an event by Campaign magazine and Bloomberg picked up on it...

Read more...

Tags: WPP

The ailing marketing communications giant, the Vampire Squid and the mandate...

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:25 pm

It has been brought to Betaville's attention that Investment bankers are all over WPP chairman Roberto Quarta, angling for permanent mandate as the company's financial advisor.

And you can see why corporate financiers are aggresively targeting the marketing services group set up by Sir Martin Sorrell in 1985...

Read more...

Betaville Intelligence

RARE ALERT: WPP said to ... part 4

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 3:28 pm

So, the WPP has finally announced that Sir Martin Sorrell has resigned!

But in another twist to this fascinating tale about the end of Sir Martin's reign the company decided to reveal this earth shattering piece of news late on a Saturday night, thereby screwing up the evenings of late reporters on Sunday newspapers...

Read more...

Tags: WPP

Acerbic Alistair on WPP

Friday, 6 April 2018, 9:40 am

I see former colleague Alistair Osborne, now business commentator surpremo at The Times, has picked up on Liberum's note about the possbility of WPP spinning off its Kantar market research division...

Read more...

Tags: WPP, the times