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  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, indicating the S&P 500 may rebound from its worst five-day slide in five months, on optimism China's economy may be recovering and ahead of a flurry of economic data and corporate earnings.

  • European shares rise on UK growth, China output outlook Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    *UK Q3 GDP beats expectations; outlook good for China factories. *WPP, Daimler, France Telecom fall on earnings. LONDON, Oct 25- European shares rose on Thursday after China said factory output was set to accelerate and Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter.

  • European shares rise as China outlook helps lift miners Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    *China factory outlook boosts miners. *WPP, Daimler fall after earnings updates. LONDON, Oct 25- European stocks edged higher on Thursday led by miners after China said factory output was set to accelerate, but profit warnings hit WPP and Daimler.

  • LONDON, Oct 25- WPP, the world's largest advertising group, has cut its revenue outlook for the second time in as many months after a sharp slowdown in September in North America and Continental Europe hit its third quarter.

  • Weak earnings pressure European shares early on Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:12 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 25- European shares fell on Thursday as third-quarter results from the likes of WPP and UPM-Kymmene highlighted worries over the outlook for global growth and earnings and helped keep equities in a tight range.

  • 'Grey Swans' Prompt WPP to Cut Outlook Again Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 6:30 AM ET

    WPP cut its revenue outlook for the second time this year on Thursday on Europe amid continuing pressure on customer budgets in Europe and North America, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell tol CNBC, highlighting four "grey swans" that threaten the global economy.

  • WPP: Ads income from Olympics, US elex disappoints Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:29 AM ET

    LONDON-- WPP PLC, the world's largest advertising group, has lowered its full-year outlook after not doing as well as expected from the Olympics, the U.S. presidential campaign and the European soccer championships.

  • WPP says Olympics, US election income disappoints Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 3:50 AM ET

    LONDON-- WPP PLC, the world's largest advertising group, has lowered its full-year outlook after not doing as well as expected from the Olympics, the U.S. presidential campaign and the European soccer championships.

  • WPP CEO: We See a Tremendous Degree of Caution Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:05 AM ET
    WPP CEO: We See a Tremendous Degree of Caution

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of the world's largest advertising company, WPP, tells CNBC that due to consumer spending on advertising the company generally will lead the downturn and lag the upturn.

  • Investment bank Credit Suisse raises its rating on the advertising agency sector and hotels sector to "benchmark" from "underweight," arguing that the stocks in these sectors could benefit from a rise in U.S. consumer spending. However, the outlook is far less strong in Europe, " Credit Suisse strategists write in a note.

  • Commodities drag FTSE lower on growth worries Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:23 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent. *US metals firm Alcoa starts earnings on downbeat note. *Smith& Nephew falls on earnings worries.

  • UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:38 AM ET

    *Underlining the uncertain outlook, the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for the East Asia and Pacific region on Monday and said there was a risk the slowdown in China could get worse and last longer than expected.

  • 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
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    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
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    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.