WPP secured net new business of $1.8 billion in the first quarter, compared with the $1 billion in Q1 last year

Britain’s WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, reported first-quarter like-for-like net sales growth in line with forecasts and ahead of last(...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

Maurice Lévy: has been called the Napoleon of advertising for the string of acquisitions – not always friendly – which grew the once small Publicis agency into a giant.

If judged only by numbers, Maurice Lévy would be an impressive figure. He has transformed Publicis, the French firm he joined in 1971, into the world’(...)

Drury PR: Client work during last year included acting for IAG on its bid for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish public relations agency Drury Porter Novelli returned to the black last year with a profit of €284,452. This compared with a loss of €1.1 milli(...)

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell

WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, said it was on track to hit its demanding full-year sales target after solid first-half demand in matur(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Publicis, the owner of advertising agencies including Leo Burnett and Saatchi and Saatchi, said second-quarter sales rose 39 per cent, beating analyst(...)

Actors India Mullen and Adam Weafer from ‘Red Rock’. The high-profile advertising campaign for the new TV3 soap was created by Ogilvy & Mather

The advertising and public relations group Ogilvy & Mather made a profit of €1.44 million in Ireland in 2013, a year in which its turnover droppe(...)

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(...)