The new golden age of marketing in the Netherlands Tony Walford writes in The Drum

In 2017 I gave a talk in Amsterdam in conjunction with The Drum titled ‘First Up Best Dressed – A Hothouse of Creative Talent‘. The talk looked at the potential focus of marcoms and marketing technology acquirers on the Netherlands post-Brexit. Since giving this talk, we have seen the well-publicised acquisition of MediaMonks by Sir […]

How to make your agency fit for acquisition: Barry Dudley writes in The Drum

As a Chelsea fan, the recent Carabao Cup final was one to forget – the first shot on target wasn’t until the 43rd minute, 0 – 0 after full time and extra time, ultimately dumped in a penalty shoot-out. But arguably the biggest talking point came from a brief and extraordinary period when the Chelsea […]

What’s in Sorrell’s playbook with S4 Capital?

You can’t keep Sir Martin Sorrell down, or out of the news. Shares in Sir Martin’s new venture, S4 Capital Group, were last week re-admitted to the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. The relisting of the shares follows Sorrell’s taking the helm at Derriston Capital back in May (shares were suspended immediately), its reverse merger […]

Omnicom goes all in on data – but will it be enough to calm nervous investors?

The headlines over the past few months have been so dominated by WPP and Publicis that it’s almost easy to forget that other holding groups exist. Not least Omnicom, which has managed to stay under the radar for the past year or so. But this week industry-watchers were reminded that Omnicom does still exist – […]