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  • Sorrell on Publicis-Omnicom's 'clunky' merger     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP founder &CEO, explains why he thinks the merger of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group is "strategically flawed" as consolidation in the advertising space continues. Sorrell also explains how the merger has given his company the opportunity to "escalate our strategy," moving up their targets for new markets and new media.

  • Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP explains why he is confident on the firm's growth as major global risk events recede. He remains positive on the U.K and German economies.

  • Europe shares close higher, despite investor fears Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday, despite investors' caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting next week.

  • Jean-Yves Naouri, COO of Publicis, tells CNBC that they are taking care of their clients, shareholders and people on a daily basis.

  • Europe shares higher, boosted by US data, Vodafone Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, with investor sentiment boosted by earnings reports and the news that the U.S. economy accelerated more quickly than expected in the second quarter.

  • Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, tells CNBC that they feel pretty confident about the business and are seeing strong growth across the board.

  • WPP's Sorrell dismisses talk of bid for Havas, Dentsu Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:04 AM ET

    WPP CEO Martin Sorrell on Thursday denied rumors that the advertising giant could be considering a bid for French rival Havas or Japan's Dentsu, saying the talk was "just surmise".

  • Hiring the well-connected: It's just good business Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP and Bill Clinton, former US President and founder of the Clinton Foundation.

    The investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win business is sending shudders through Wall Street.

  • Betting big on digital advertising     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    WPP is the world's largest ad firm but that could change if Omnicom and Publicis merge. Martin Sorrell, WPP CEO, joins to discuss how he sees the global economy.

  • Craving ads, Facebook says 1 in 3 visits every day Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 6:27 PM ET

    One in three people in the United States visit Facebook every day, the company said Tuesday, releasing regional data for the first time to draw more advertisers.

  • Mad Men? Rivals question $35 billion ad deal Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:04 AM ET

    The multi-billion dollar merger between advertising giants Publicis and Omnicom will create the world's largest ad agency but their competitors brushed off concerns about a more powerful rival on Monday.

  • WPP CEO: I'm not quaking in my boots     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, tells CNBC that despite the scale of the 35 billion dollar merger between Publicis and Omnicom, he believes growth will come from more organic routes.

  • Advertising world trends going mobile     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, discusses his company's strategy of using new media to reach global consumers.

  • 'Hand-to-Hand Combat' in Advertising: WPP CEO Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    The CEO of the world's biggest advertising firm has warned the industry is facing sluggish growth and the firm is fighting a daily battle.

  • Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says the UK has its ups and its downs but the government has not been cutting spending to the degree that people think they have.

  • Austerity Is Not Real: WPP CEO     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says the UK has its ups and its downs but the government has not been cutting spending to the degree that people think they have.

  • WPP CEO: We're Not Proud of 2-3% Growth     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says they face very difficult market conditions and carving out revenue is 'hand to hand combat in the trenches'.

  • Sequester Has Been Factored In: WPP CEO     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, tells CNBC that ironically confidence is at a pretty high level, high levels of cash, unleveraged balance sheets and improving profits.

  • Bye-Bye, Big Bonuses: Hello Claw-Backs and Caps Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 11:16 PM ET

    Another nail in the coffin of pre-credit crisis bonus culture is set to come with the 2012-13 bonus season.

  • Washington Is 'Fiddling While Rome Burns': Sorrell Saturday, 1 Dec 2012 | 2:59 PM ET

    Advertising tycoon Martin Sorrell says uncertainty across the globe is stifling business, and he criticized Washington for "fiddling while Rome burns."