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  • The Dutch company's third-quarter sales came in at a little more than 6 billion euros, slightly below a forecast of 6.05 billion euros, reflecting weaker business in Germany and France. Randstad's sales in France and Germany fell 1 percent and 2 percent respectively in the quarter, compared with strong growth of 14 percent in France and 10 percent in Germany a...

  • Interpublic, home to Madison Avenue icon McCann, has managed to keep pace with an industry that is shifting to targeted advertising models by Google and Facebook. "We saw both existing client increases from a year ago and the benefit of net new business wins," Chief Executive Officer Michael Roth said on a post-earnings call. "IPG is certainly outpacing its peers in...

  • Oct 19- U.S advertising firm Interpublic Group reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Friday, helped by higher client spending worldwide. Net income available to the company's common stockholders fell to $161 million, or 41 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $169.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Oct 17- Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that a recent hack that affected millions of accounts was perpetrated by spammers, and not a nation-state, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources. Facebook believes the attackers were spammers masquerading as a digital marketing company, the Journal reported....

  • Sprint's sale of Pinsight comes as mobile advertising in the United States is expected to surpass television ad spending by more than $6 billion this year, according to eMarketer. The research firm estimates the gap will widen even more by 2022, with mobile spending at $141 billion compared to $68 billion on TV. Former Pinsight Chief Executive Kevin McGinnis...

  • REFILE-ADVERTISERS ALLEGE FACEBOOK FAILED TO DISCLOSE KEY METRIC ERROR FOR MORE THAN A YEAR- WSJ, CITING COURT FILING.

  • ADVERTISERS ALLEGE FACEBOOK FAILED TO DISCLOSE KEY METRIC ERROR FOR MORE THAN A YEAR- WSJ, COURT FILING.

  • Oct 16- U.S. advertising company Omnicom Group Inc topped Wall Street expectations for profit in the third quarter as it cut jobs and shifted focus towards digital marketing to better compete with Google and Facebook. Revenue at the owner of the BBDO and OMD advertising agencies rose 6.9 percent in the euro zone and almost 14 percent in Asia/Pacific while...

  • Oct 16- U.S. advertising company Omnicom Group Inc beat analysts' estimates for third-quarter revenue and profit on Tuesday, helped by an almost 7- percent rise in revenue from euro zone markets and a steadying of ad spending in the United States. That included a 6.9 percent expansion in euro zone markets, 0.6 percent growth in the United States and almost 14...

  • *Edenred, Natixis express Ingenico interest- sources. PARIS/ LONDON, Oct 11- Ingenico is being pursued by business services company Edenred and corporate banking group Natixis as consolidation in the payments field heats up. French group Ingenico, which has a 4 billion euro stock market value and has been a takeover target before, confirmed it had received "...

  • Oct 10- General Motors Co named former Central Intelligence Agency official Jami Miscik to its board, the No.1 U.S. automaker said on Wednesday. Miscik is the chief executive officer and vice chair of New York- based consulting firm Kissinger Associates. Miscik, who previously served on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, is also on Morgan Stanley's...

  • The British group, the world's largest advertising company, is in the process of rebuilding after the sudden departure of its founder Martin Sorrell earlier this year. New boss Mark Read is planning fresh investment in the creative talent of its big agencies as the broader industry goes through a period of unprecedented change. Named as 2018 Network of the Year...

  • Britain's WPP, the world's largest advertising company, would continue to lead for Ford on marketing tasks such as media planning, media buying, shopper and performance marketing, website development and customer relationship marketing, Ford said. WPP said in a separate statement it would continue to handle Tier Two advertising work for Ford in the United...

  • Oct 8- Advertising giant WPP has lost its position as lead creative agency for Ford Motor Co, WPP said. The company said it will continue to handle Tier Two advertising work in the United States, the China advertising operations, advertising for Ford's luxury vehicle brand Lincoln and all of Ford's public relations. Ford said in April it would take bids on some of...

  • Last month, Oakland, California- based Pandora agreed to sell itself in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal to satellite radio company and part-owner Sirius XM Holdings Inc.. Pandora, which competes against Spotify Technology SA and Apple Inc's Apple Music, has long offered free versions of its streaming music service supported by advertising.

  • Cultural affinity, good English language skills and similar time zones have helped spur South Africa's business process outsourcing sector as it looks to compete with India and the Philippines in a global industry worth $89 billion in 2017.. Obviously there is huge uncertainty around Brexit and that provides outsourcing opportunities... to countries such...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A bill that will regulate minimum seat size on U.S. passenger airplanes for the first time is unlikely to lead to more leg or elbow room for cramped flyers, airline consultants said. The U.S. Senate is taking up on Monday the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which funds the agency for five years and sets other travel...

  • PARIS, Sept 28- Shares in European advertising companies Publicis and WPP fell on Friday, with traders attributing the declines to Wall Street Journal report of a U.S. investigation into the sector. The paper reported that federal prosecutors in Manhattan had opened an investigation into media-buying practices in the advertising industry and had begun...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Boeing Co was selected to build the U.S. Air Force's next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, the Air Force said on Thursday. The Air Force plans to purchase 351 of the jets. The Air Force wants to replace its aging fleet of T-38 planes, which are nearly 50 years old.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Boeing Co was selected to build the U.S. Air Force's next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, the Air Force said on Thursday. The Air Force plans to purchase 351 of the jets. This award from the Air Force comes after Boeing has had trouble delivering to the Air Force its new in-air refueling jet, the KC-46.