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  • Feb 13- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc's fourth-quarter revenue topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher ad spending by businesses in the United States. Interpublic's shares were up 2.3 percent in morning trading as the company also said margins were set to improve further this year after rising by about 25 percent in 2014..

  • UPDATE 1-Interpublic warns of slower growth in 2015 Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    Feb 13- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc joined larger rival Omnicom Group Inc in warning that full-year revenue would be hit by a stronger dollar and economic uncertainty in some markets. Interpublic's fourth-quarter revenue, however, topped analysts' estimates, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. About 48 percent of...

  • *CEO Levy aims to regain support after Omnicom deal failure. PARIS, Feb 12- France's Publicis promised business would pick up in the second half of this year as the advertising agency recovered from a tough 2014 marred by a failed mega-merger with U.S. peer Omnicom. Publicis Chief Executive Maurice Levy is trying to win back investor support after the agency's...

  • Feb 10- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, warned that a strong dollar would hit revenue this year and issued a cautious forecast for organic growth. Omnicom, home to advertising agencies BBDO Worldwide, DDB Worldwide and TBWA 1/ 4 Worldwide, gets a little less than half of its revenue from outside the United States. Omnicom, whose clients include...

  • Feb 10- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, boosted by higher ad spending by consumer goods companies in the United States and United Kingdom. Omnicom, which counts Apple Inc, McDonald's Corp and Adidas AG among its clients, reported organic revenue growth of 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter...

  • Omnicom revenue rises due to higher U.S. ad spending Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    Feb 10- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported a 3.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher ad spending by businesses in North America. Revenue rose to $4.195 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $4.06 billion a year earlier. Net income available for common shareholders rose to $323.9 million, or $1.30 per share, from...

  • WPP'S Sorrell eyes higher dividend payout ratio Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Nov 19- WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell said on Wednesday he would like, as a large shareholder, to see the payout ratio for the advertising group's dividend increase to 50 percent from the current target of 45 percent. "From my point of view as a significant shareholder in WPP, with most of my net worth being tied up in the company, personally I would like...

  • *Publicis aims to boost growth after failed Omnicom merger. The French group is hoping rapid growth in both North American and Internet advertising, which are far outpacing European and traditional ad formats, will help it catch up with sales gains at rivals such as WPP and Interpublic. Chief Executive Maurice Levy has blamed Publicis' recent poor performance...

  • *Publicis aims to boost growth after failed Omnicom merger. The French group is hoping rapid growth in both North American and internet advertising, which are far outpacing European and traditional ad formats, will help it catch up with sales gains at rivals such as WPP and Interpublic. Chief Executive Maurice Levy has blamed Publicis' recent poor performance...

  • Will Friday’s rally continue on Wall Street? Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 5:17 AM ET

    Wall Street looked to fall at the open on Monday, as disappointing European and Chinese data hit global market sentiment.

  • PARIS, Nov 3- Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising holding company, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accelerate growth after a botched merger earlier this year. For Publicis Chief Executive Maurice Levy, the deal is part of a push to revitalise the group at a time when its quarterly top-line growth...

  • WPP CEO: We won most of our new business from rivals Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Martin Sorrell

    The CEO of WPP said most of his firm's new business in the third quarter was from clients that had left rival groups Publicis and Omnicom.

  • LONDON, Oct 31- WPP Plc, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 percent quarterly sales rise, reflecting growing concerns over geopolitical tensions and a slowdown in the global economy. WPP, which has more than 179,000 staff in 111 countries, said it expected a slowdown in the fourth quarter,...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Martin Sorrell's advertising group WPP posted a lower than expected 3 percent rise in third-quarter like-for-like net sales on Friday due to growing concerns over geopolitical tensions and a slowdown in the global economy. WPP, which has been growing steadily through the year due to its broad geographic reach and strong presence in digital...

  • The world's biggest eyewear maker last week announced that veteran Procter& Gamble manager Adil Mehboob-Khan would be chief executive together with longtime Luxottica manager Massimo Vian. The departures undermined Luxottica's reputation as one of the rare family-owned European companies that had successfully handed management to independent...

  • Publicis counts Omnicom costs as Q3 disappoints Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:56 AM ET

    French advertising group said sales were disappointing, blaming its focus on "other plans" - a reference to the failed merger with Omnicom.

  • Oct 22- Advertising company Interpublic Group of Cos Inc reported quarterly revenue above analysts' expectations, helped by higher ad spending by U.S. businesses. Interpublic, whose clients include General Motors Co, Unilever Plc and Johnson& Johnson, reported organic revenue growth of 6.3 percent in the third quarter ended Sept 30. Interpublic, home to...

  • Midday movers: FedEx, KB Home, Waters & more Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

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  • Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc said it was on track to exceed its full-year organic revenue growth target, thanks to increased advertising by U.S. businesses. Omnicom, whose $35 billion merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was called off in May, forecast full-year organic revenue growth of around 4 percent in February. Omnicom's clients include Apple Inc,...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. ad spending boosts Omnicom third quarter Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Oct 21- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, reported quarterly revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, boosted by higher ad spending in the United States. Omnicom, whose merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA was aborted in May, said revenue rose 7.4 percent to $3.75 billion in the third quarter while ad revenue rose 12.5 percent.