Martin Sorrell of WPP says it would be unrealistic to expect aggressive expansion from companies. Photograph: Bloomberg

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell said the world needs to adjust to a slower global economy with 3 per cent or 4 pe rcent real growth, which means(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell chief executive of WPP

WPP, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 per cent quarterly sales rise, reflec(...)

The “Power100” list was compiled by the public relations agency Wilson Hartnell and political researchers Electionista, and like many such lists it involves a mix of art and science.

The economist and commentator David McWilliams has topped a Twitter “power list” that purports to rank Irish users according to the influence they (...)

Miriam Hughes: ‘What we see is that people want Irish brands to succeed’. photograph: dara mac dónaill

The business of creativity has many gurus, and Miriam Hughes has recently been taken with one in particular. She “really liked” Daniel H Pink’s book o(...)

Amazon.com added 2.5 per cent after the company said it was buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest acquisitions.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Worldwide stock indexes rose yesterday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank, while strong US(...)

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(...)

Dublin’s Merrion Hotel is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin is to be the setting for the latest shareholder revolt, as investors in the FTSE 100 credit-checking company Experian gath(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer RBS,  will take the flak over bankers’ bonuses  at the annual meeting. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shareholders are out in force this week as the annual meeting season continues apace, with gatherings scheduled for investors in Royal Bank of Scotlan(...)