13 hrs ago
Publicis confirms network launch
ZenithOptimedia has promoted Sebastien Danet, the president of ZenithOptimedia France and chairman of VivaKi France, to the additional role of chairman of the new sub-network containing Walker Media.
Direct Marketing News
Starcom MediaVest Signs Deal to Use Acxiom's Audience Operating System
During Acxiom's earnings call a few weeks ago, CEO Scott Howe said that while he had talked with some agencies about signing on with the new multichannel platform he's staking his company's future on, it's still too early to go that route.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Publicis Finds Synergy In South Africa: Acquires Synergize, Merges With Saatchi
Publicis Groupe this morning announced the restructuring of Saatchi & Saatchi's South African operations, following the acquisition of search agency Synergize.
Publicis doesn't see significant Q4 ad market improvement
Publicis Chief Executive Maurice Levy does not expect a significant improvement in the French advertising market in the fourth quarter, he said at a conference on Tuesday.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
How To Stay Focused At Work Through The Holidays
The holidays can be stressful - especially at work. It's easy to lose focus and become less productive.
Ad Operations Online
VivaKi Adds comScore to its Portfolio of 'SkySkraper Connect(TM)' Preferred Data Partners
VivaKi and comScore announced a preferred data partnership that will bring enhanced viewability and audience validation into SkySkraper, the Publicis Groupe big data platform operated by VivaKi.
Silicon Alley Insider
Despite Massive Ad Spend, Consumers Still See Samsung As No. 2 [the Brief]
Samsung spent more than four times as much money on advertising than Apple last year, but a new study from Boston Consulting Group says the $4 billion outlay hasn't given Samsung a better reputation with consumers.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Publicis Groupe To Form New Media Network
Publicis Groupe confirmed Thursday that it has acquired a little more than 75% of media agency Walker Media from M&C Saatchi.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Anchor Inn, Malvern, reopens after fire
The Anchor Inn in Yates Hay Road, Malvern, has been refurbished, redecorated and has had a new roof installed as part of a A 175,000 rennovation undertaken by Punch Taverns, who own the lease of the pub.
Lancashire Evening Post
Pub reopens after investment
The Green Man pub on Silk Mill Lane, Inglewhite, near Preston, was set to reopen last night, following investment by owners Punch Taverns.
Walker Media becoming part of Publicis Groupe? You couldn't make it up
Much has been written already about Publicis Groupe's acquisition of Walker Media this week but, as is so often the way, many of those first drafts will require a rewrite.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
This is Derbyshire
Derbyshire pub owner Punch Taverns reports 'positive start'
In a trading statement issued to the London Stock Exchange this morning, the Burton-based firm said that in the 12 weeks to November 9, sales were up 1.4% compared to the same period last year.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Publicis-Omnicom Merger to Reshape the Marketing Services Industry
If the merger is approved, the two holding companies could work toward centralizing their data-driven media operations and become a stronger rival to newer challengers like Google and Facebook.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Publicis buys Walker Media for 35 million
Publicis Groupe is set to buy a majority stake in Walker Media from its parent M&C Saatchi and will sit it alongside ZenithOptimedia as a new agency network.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Punch Taverns's "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at Panmure Gordon
's stock had its "sell" rating restated by Panmure Gordon in a research note issued on Friday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
NYC Official Again Prods Omnicom, Publicis to Reveal Hiring Trends
New York City comptroller John Liu has renewed a previous call for Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe to disclose the numbers of minorities and women in their ranks, amid the planned merger of the two holding companies.
UPDATE 1-Omnicom and Publicis say merger to close by mid-2014 at latest
The $35.1 billion tie-up of advertising groups Omnicom and Publicis will close by the middle of next year at the latest, the two groups said on Thursday, pushing the date back slightly later than expected.
Publicis Groupe's UK revenue up 7.1%
Publicis Groupe, the owner of Saatchi & Saatchi and Starcom Mediavest Group, has reported global revenue of 1.68 billion in the three months to 30 September 2013, while in the UK its revenue increased by 7.1 per cent.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Publicis buys Walker Media for A 35 million
Publicis Groupe is set to buy a majority stake in Walker Media from its parent M&C Saatchi and fold the business into ZenithOptimedia.
OMD Gets Publicis Groupe's 4D Unit and $800 Million of Disney Media
In a stunning shift, OMD is taking on Publicis Groupe's 4D media unit, created two years ago to work on Disney's movie business, sources said.