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  • NEW YORK— Twitter said Tuesday that it plans to buy Indian mobile marketing company ZipDial as it tries to reach new users in developing regions. The San Francisco company did not disclose financial details or when it expects the deal to close. Founded in 2010, ZipDial has created campaigns for beverage maker PepsiCo and toy maker Mattel Inc., according to its...

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 29 or 1.9 percent, to $15.37. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $29.04. ManpowerGroup fell$. 93 or 1.4 percent, to $65.08.

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 21 or 1.3 percent, to $15.45. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $29.05. ManpowerGroup fell $1.46 or 2.2 percent, to $64.55.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 23 or 1.5 percent, to $15.66. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 43 or 1.5 percent, to $29.22. Robert Half International Inc. rose$. 43 or. 8 percent, to $57.16.

  • Midday Glance: Staffing companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 17 or 1.1 percent, to $15.60. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 41 or 1.4 percent, to $29.20. ManpowerGroup rose $1.52 or 2.4 percent, to $65.93.

  • Early Glance: Staffing companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 13 or. 8 percent, to $15.56. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 31 or 1.1 percent, to $29.10. ManpowerGroup rose $1.60 or 2.5 percent, to $66.01.

  • *New Tesco boss brings in experts he knows from Unilever. *BBH produced high profile ads for Levis, Audi, Lynx. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British agency owned by France's Publicis which has worked for consumer brands including Audi, Levi Strauss, British Airways and Johnnie Walker.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- The new boss of Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco has drafted in the advertising agency behind some of the world's most famous adverts, BBH, following a disastrous period of profit warnings and an accounting scandal. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British ad agency owned by France's Publicis and is known for creating adverts...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 14- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it had bought a controlling stake in online marketing company AdChina, an investment aimed at bolstering its advertising business. Alibaba did not close the size of the deal or the stake it would take in AdChina, a Shanghai- based firm founded in 2007. The internet marketing...

  • Citigroup appointed Shreyas Bordia managing director in its EMEA energy team based in London. Bordia joins from Morgan Stanley, where he was part of the energy team with a primary focus on the E&P and oil field services sectors, Citigroup said in a statement. DeBono, based in London, will focus on risk management and valuation of complex assets at FTI Consulting,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Apple's forthcoming smartwatch poses a conundrum for advertisers: How to tap the enticing possibilities of the tiny gadget without overwhelming consumers with messages. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mobile-marketing firm TapSense plans to release an Apple Watch ad-buying service. At issue: the same qualities that...

  • DEALTALK-Dealmakers turn their sights to U.S. billboards Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 24- Billboards, which trace their roots to ancient Egypt, are set to generate a boom in U.S. deal activity as the biggest operators seek to expand in regional markets, investment banking sources said. The four biggest publicly traded outdoor ad companies- Lamar Advertising REIT Co, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc, Outfront Media Inc and France's J.C...

  • Accenture raises revenue outlook after strong 1Q Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.

  • Dec 18- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. Accenture's shares rose 3.5 percent to $88.25 in premarket trading on Thursday. Accenture, which gets about 56 percent of its revenue from outside North...

  • *Mars, Coca-Cola, Nike, Adidas offer personalized products. BERLIN, Dec 11- Looking for a unique Christmas gift to wow friends or family? But big consumer brands, including major names like Coca-Cola, and Nike have latched on to personalized products because they seem to have a particular appeal to consumers known as "Millennials" in marketing speak.

  • *Mars, Coca-Cola, Nike, Adidas offer personalised products. BERLIN, Dec 11- Looking for a unique Christmas gift to wow friends or family? But big consumer brands, including major names like Coca-Cola, and Nike have latched on to personalised products because they seem to have a particular appeal to consumers known as "Millennials" in marketing speak.

  • New York advisory firm charged with defrauding investors Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    Dec 10- U.S. federal regulators charged a New York- based investment advisory firm and two co-owners with misleading clients into investing in a risky hedge fund. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused that Timothy Dembski and Walter Grenda of Reliance Financial Advisors misled clients who were retired or nearing retirement and living on fixed...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Almost one-fourth of video ads and 11 percent of display ads are viewed by fake consumers created by cyber crime networks seeking to take a chunk of the billions of dollars spent on digital advertising, according to a new research report released on Tuesday. The study, by digital security firm White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers,...

  • LONDON, Dec 8- Two leading forecasters of global advertising trends trimmed their predictions for growth in ad spending this year, due to a sharp slowdown in Russia and economic weakness in the euro zone. GroupM, owned by WPP, also trimmed its forecasts for 2014 growth to 3.9 percent, down from 4.5 percent, due to tougher than expected conditions in China, Brazil,...

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 26- TransCanada Corp will not renew its contract with U.S. public relations company Edelman after a leaked pitch for a campaign against opponents of one of the Canadian pipeline operator's biggest projects drew heavy criticism. Edelman has been working with TransCanada on the communications strategy for the proposed C $12 billion Energy East...