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  • *WPP's Sorrell says trading tough this year. In separate interviews on Friday, Martin Sorrell of WPP and Maurice Levy of Publicis sounded cautious about the prospects for the advertising market, citing a lack of vibrancy in the U.S economy, weakness in Brazil, Russia and China, and Europe's continued fragility. For his part, Sorrell said that the major companies...

  • June 25- Accenture Plc raised its full-year revenue forecast for the third time, reflecting continued strong demand for the company's consulting and outsourcing services. Accenture raised its full-year revenue growth forecast to 9-10 percent on a local currency basis. New York- based Accenture's rivals include India's Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy...

  • At the industry's biggest annual conference in Cannes this week the main topic of conversation among the 13,000 delegates is the 18 companies- from consumer products giants Proctor& Gamble and Unilever to automakers like BMW and Volkswagen- that have decided to re-think which agencies they want for marketing advice. The reviews are an unnerving prospect for...

  • LONDON, June 22- Surging growth in advertising via mobile phones and tablet computers will help Internet advertising overtake television as the dominant medium for global ad spending by 2017, a leading media buyer forecasts. The forecasts, based on media buying and planning trends detected by the company's local offices or affiliates, see the Internet...

  • AirMedia shares rise on buyout offer from CEO Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of AirMedia soared Friday after the Chinese advertising company said it received an offer from its CEO and other executives to buy the company and take it private. AirMedia said Chairman and CEO Herman Man Guo, and unnamed managers, offered to pay $6 per American depositary share, a 70 percent premium from its Thursday closing price of $3.52.

  • June 19- EBay Inc said it has sold its 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist Inc back to the online classified advertising company. The companies have been feuding for years in civil court over allegations that eBay took a stake in Craigslist and then misappropriated confidential information while secretly planning its own classifieds site.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Cablevision Systems Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc as it sought to combine the case, involving a television commercial that had targeted Verizon's FiOS, with another between the rival companies. The lawsuit in Manhattan had sought a court order declaring as truthful a Cablevision commercial claiming...

  • TOKYO— Julie Hamp, Toyota Motor Corp.' s new head of public relations, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of importing an illegal pain medicine into Japan, Tokyo police said. She had been moving her things to Japan from California, where she had been head of communications for Toyota's U.S. operations. Police said she was arrested at her Tokyo hotel on suspicion of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 15- Twitter Inc's next chief executive officer faces a crucial challenge as the company seeks to appease Wall Street after this week's management shakeup- helping disaffected advertisers connect with users. And many advertisers, analysts and investors say Twitter already has the right person for the job: not interim CEO Jack Dorsey but...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 15- Twitter Inc's next chief executive officer faces a crucial challenge as the company seeks to appease Wall Street after this week's management shakeup- helping disaffected advertisers connect with users. And many advertisers, analysts and investors say Twitter already has the right person for the job: not interim CEO Jack Dorsey but...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 15- Twitter Inc's next chief executive officer faces a crucial challenge as the company seeks to appease Wall Street after this week's management shakeup- helping disaffected advertisers connect with users. And many advertisers, analysts and investors say Twitter already has the right person for the job: not interim CEO Jack Dorsey but...

  • Valeant names McKinsey merger expert as its next CFO Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 9:49 AM ET

    June 11- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc has again reached into the ranks of business advisory firm McKinsey& Co to hire a senior executive, naming Robert Rosiello as its next chief financial officer on Thursday. Valeant's shares rose about 1 percent in morning trading in New York and Toronto. The stock had declined in pre-market activity as...

  • LONDON, June 11- British engineering and design consultancy WS Atkins posted a 15 percent rise in full-year profit, just ahead of analyst expectations, and said its outlook remained positive. The company, which operates in markets including Britain, North America and the Middle East, reported underlying pretax profit of 121.9 million pounds, up from 106.4...

  • NEW YORK, June 9- Shareholders are about $50 billion worse off for having put money into non-traded real estate investment trusts rather than exchange-traded versions, a legal consultant for investors said on Tuesday. The figure represents the difference between the performance of more than 80 non-traded REITs and the performance of a diversified...

  • LONDON, June 9- Martin Sorrell, the boss of the world's biggest advertising group WPP, saw off another shareholder revolt over his pay, when only 22 percent of investors refused to back his 43 million pound package at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday. Sorrell, who built up WPP from nothing in 1986 into one of Britain's best known companies with 179,000...

  • NEW YORK, June 8- Auction.com, an online marketplace for property backed by Google Inc and real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht, signed a deal with a commercial real estate advisory firm to provide due diligence in a step to enhance its services and help move sales further beyond the local arena. Half of Auction.com' s sales are now commercial real estate, of which 60...

  • Retailers Walgreen Co and Payless Shoesource Inc, and hotel chain group Choice Hotels International Inc on Tuesday followed the lead of General Mills Inc in removing their ads from the program. "We share your concerns and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show," said Choice Hotels, which runs Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge chains, among others.

  • Supercar makers neglect women at their peril Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    *Proportion higher in China, world's top auto market. JONA, Switzerland, May 19- Supercar makers are like teenage boys at a high school dance, according to business consultant Belinda Parmar. "Any woman could drive those cars," said Sonja Heiniger, the Swiss owner of an Internet services firm who has owned four Lamborghinis and hits the racetrack in a Porsche.

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider advertising agency Campbell-Ewald Co's attempt to fend off a class action lawsuit over claims the company violated a federal consumer law by sending unsolicited text messages on behalf of the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy messages were part of a recruitment drive. Do it in the Navy. "

  • May 14- Madison Avenue executives will bring a tough message when they sit down with broadcasters during their annual spring bargaining sessions over the next few weeks. The need for flexibility- to place an ad on the fly, not months in advance- is driving advertisers to carve more money from upfront television budgets and direct it to online, mobile and social...