Mark Read

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Mark Read, CEO of advertising agency WPP, leaves the company AGM in London last year.

Bain Capital agreed to buy 60 per cent of WPP’s market research unit Kantar in a deal that values the business at $4 billion. The private equity firm(...)

WPP shares were down 0.3 per cent in afternoon trade in London. The stock is up 16 per cent so far this year. Photograph:Toby Melville/Reuters

WPP is planning to announce the sale of a majority stake in its Kantar market-research business to Bain Capital within days, sources said. Bain has (...)

WPP is looking for ways to reduce debt after struggling to adapt to a shift toward digital ads.

Bain Capital has emerged as the frontrunner for a majority stake in WPP’s market research unit Kantar, sources said. The buyout firm is considered t(...)

WPP is rolling out its most successful technologies across the whole group to help clients.

The world’s biggest advertising company WPP suffered a sharp drop in first-quarter underlying sales in North America as the loss of work from clients (...)

WPP plans to shed under-performing parts of the business and make itself leaner. Photograph:WPP

Advertising giant WPP has reported a hefty drop in annual profit and warned that challenging conditions will persist into the first half of 2019. The(...)

Shares recovered from the latest Brexit shock on Tuesday, aided by hopes that the US and China could strike a deal, avoiding a trade war

Shares recovered from the latest Brexit shock on Tuesday, aided by hopes that the United States and China could strike a deal, avoiding a trade war. (...)

WPP chief  Mark Read. Photograph:  Toby Melville/File Photo/Reuters

WPP will invest to hire new creative staff and reduce costs by cutting offices and jobs under a plan by new boss Mark Read to steer the world’s bigges(...)

European shares ended in positive territory, breaking a six-day losing streak, after a tentative recovery was lent support in the afternoon by a rally on Wall Street

European shares ended in positive territory, breaking a six-day losing streak, after a tentative recovery was lent support in the afternoon by a rally(...)

The evolution of the main Spanish stock market index IBEX 35 on view in Madrid on Monday. Photograph: EPA/ZIPI

European shares ended little changed on Monday as worries about US trade policy and concern over emerging markets weighed on stocks after Asian market(...)

Mark Read has been helping to run the world’s largest ad company as interim co-chief operating officer since Martin Sorrell’s sudden departure in April. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

WPP Plc appointed Mark Read as chief executive to succeed its long-time leader Martin Sorrell, picking the internal favorite to usher in a new culture(...)

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