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(...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

Deirdre Waldron, managing director of Cawley Nea\TBWA

Advertising conglomerates Publicis and Omnicom rocked the industry this week with news that they are planning a $35 billion (€26.5 billion) merger.Wha(...)

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis Groupe SA and John Wren, chief executive officer of Omnicom Group Inc., shake hands after signing the merger deal in Paris yesterday.

Publicis and Omnicom have confirmed plans for a merger of equals that would create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group by (...)

Publicis chief executive  Maurice Levy and Omnicom chief executive John Wren  shake hands yesterday after signing the companies’ merger,  on the rooftop of the Publicis headquarters in Paris. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

The merger between Publicis and Omnicom, which will create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group by revenues, is a bold bet tha(...)