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  • BRIEF-WPP snaps up stake in Germany's k102 agency Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 8- WPP PLC:.

  • In mobile-computing boom, a battle rages for marketing Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Amazon.com Inc. Take Apple Inc, for example. Now Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Amazon, Microsoft Corp and other tablet and smartphone makers are stepping up with big spending on TV spots, print ads, guerilla marketing stunts and over-the-top launch events.

  • Fewer than 1 percent of in-store sales tied to brand advertising campaigns on Facebook come from people who clicked on an ad, according to a new study that Facebook has conducted through a partnership with Datalogix, a data mining firm that tracks real-world retail sales.

  • China Slowdown? Ad Firms Aren't Worried: WPP CEO Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    A slowdown in the broader Chinese economy hasn’t had an impact on the advertising market, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

  • Microsoft and Madison Avenue in Epic Battle Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    Microsoft and Madison Avenue are in a battle unlike anything we’ve seen for years. They’re fighting over the future of Internet advertising, and the $70 billion annual global ad business is at stake.

  • No Signs of Slowdown in Ad Spending: WPP CEO Sunday, 12 Jun 2011 | 9:20 PM ET
    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    Despite growing worries about a slowdown in the U.S. economy, the CEO of the world's largest advertising group by revenue, sees no signs of a slump.

  • 'Tussle' Coming on Broadcast Ad Rates -Sorrell Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 1:47 PM ET

    There will be a "tussle" involving broadcasters, advertising agencies, and their clients over ad costs when the new television season begins, Sir Martin Sorrell told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Tom Freston's Bet on Vice and the Future of Media Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    Tom Freston

    Today Freston announced an investment in Vice, along with the news that he's coming on board and will act as an advisor on the company's growth, focusing on content and international expansion.

  • Tax Plans Make UK Attractive HQ Again: WPP's Sorrel Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:08 AM ET
    Big Ben

    The UK government's plan to change its plans for taxes on overseas profit is the main reason advertising giant WPP is considering returning to the country, CEO Sir Martin Sorrell told CNBC Thursday.

  • The New AT&T/ T-Mobile Ad Giant and Its Impact Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | 5:13 PM ET
    AT&T

    By buying T-Mobile, AT&T is creating a new advertising giant, which will send ripples throughout the ad industry. Here's why and what to expect.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 4, 2011 Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 6:59 PM ET

    Talking jobs with the maestro, welcoming 'Melo to MSG and cheering the ad dollars. Here's some of what we’re watching—and that you should be watching as well.

  • Advertising in US Could Slow in 2011: WPP CEO Sorrell Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    After America’s comeback in advertising this year, it may experience a slowdown 2011, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell told CNBC Friday.

  • US Ad Growth Is Like 'Emerging Market': Sorrell Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 12:30 PM ET

    The United States has exhibited emerging-market growth this year in advertising, Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the world’s largest advertising agency told CNBC Friday.

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    Goldman Sachs' Communacopia hosted some major media CEOs Wednesday afternoon: the mood was upbeat with advertising on the rebound. They also had plenty to say about the value of content — and protecting that content — in the new digital landscape.

  • Stocks Extend Losing Streak for a 4th Day Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks fell for a fourth straight session Tuesday, ending at their lowest levels in seven weeks, after a dismal report on existing home sales stoked worries about the economic recovery. But several homebuilders finished higher amid some buzz that now might be a good time to get into the sector.

  • Stocks Slide Over 1%; Homebuilders Climb Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks continued their selloff Tuesday after a dismal report on existing home sales renewed worries about the economic recovery. Homebuilders and oil drillers rose.

  • 2011 Will Be a Mix of Caution and Hope: Sorrell Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    The business sentiment by 2011's end will be a mixed bag—combining the contraction of 2009 and the slight expansion of 2010—Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the world’s largest advertising agency told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Housing-Induced Slide Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

    Stocks pared their losses Tuesday as homebuilder, telecom and some consumer stocks recovered after a sharp drop triggered by a dismal report on home sales.

  • Futures Fall as Summer Slump Continues Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 8:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open Tuesday, continuing a late-summer slump for the major indexes, as investors took no encouragement from a pickup in merger activity.

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    Existing home sales data is expected to be dreary but stocks may do little more than drift Tuesday.