1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

1,357,400Average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November. Although the number of viewers was down slightly on last year, it was once again the(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis, has blamed the group’s poor performance on the hangover from Publicis’ failed “merger of equals” with world number two agency Omnicom. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes

Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising agency, has agreed to buy digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accele(...)

Drury Communications Ltd’s operating profit declined by 10 per cent to €423,711 last year due to higher administrative expenses.

Irish public relations group Drury Porter Novelli paid a dividend of €1.5 million last year to its global parent company, Omnicom, according to its(...)

Out today: Irish trade balance figures for August
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TODAY Results: Kuehne + Nagel; Omnicom. Meetings: RIAI annual conference (RDS, Dublin). Indicators: Irish trade balance (Aug); Chinese trade balance ((...)

CPM is set to to hire 150 permanent and 150 temporary positions, ranging from regional sales managers to field sales representatives and merchandisers, with the roles available immediately.

Outsourced sales solutions company CPM, is looking to fill 300 positions available nationwide. CPM, a subsidiary of Omnicom, a global group of (...)

Keith Banks (Nestlé Ireland), Ireland AM’s Anna Daly and Joe Shannon at the Ireland Am Studio in Tv3 Studios Dublin announcing Nestle Carnation as the new sponsor of TV3’s Ireland AM cookery segments

Over at TV3 they’re no slouches when it comes to reeling in the sponsors for the station’s busy and bright Ireland AM breakfast show.Nestlé Carnation (...)

Publicis chief executive Maurice Levy said the strong euro was also to blame for chipping away at the group’s growth. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

French advertising group Publicis has warned it would be “very difficult” to meet its sales growth target this year after a second-quarter slowdown, c(...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus were dragged down in a sector-wide slide in airline stock linked to Germany’s Lufthansa lowering of its profit forecast earlier in the week.

European stocks were little changed yesterday despite poor retail sales and jobs data from the US, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalat(...)

Publicis Chief executive Maurice Levy (left) and John Wren, head of Omnicom Group, at a joint signature ceremony in Paris in last July. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

The $35 billion (€25.4 billion) merger of Publicis and Omnicom collapsed after the deal to create the world’s largest advertising company started to t(...)

Maurice Levy (left), Publicis chief executive, and John Wren, head of Omnicom, react after the signature of merger documents during a joint news conference in Paris last July.

The proposed $35 billion merger between US-based Omnicom and French rival Publicis has been called off as the challenges in forming the world’s large(...)