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WPP shares slump to new low

October 25, 2008 by


Image via Wikipedia Shares in WPP slumped a new decade low on Thursday, recording 318.5p at one point. WPP has announced a freeze on new hires and profit forecasts for 2009 have been cut by 15 per cent. Get ready for the long haul. Advertisements

Bellwether report: marketing budgets slashed

October 13, 2008 by


Image via Wikipedia The Bellwether Report, a survey produced by The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), has reported the biggest fall in marketing budgets since it began nine years ago. Of the companies surveyed, only 12 per cent reported an upward revision to their budgets, compared to 35 per cent who reported a downward […]

Takeover of SPG Media?

September 30, 2008 by


Image via Wikipedia Mike Danson, the man who made a media fortune by selling Datamonitor to Informa, looks to be teeing up another deal, this time to take over SPG Media. SPG is a B2B publisher and its sites include and, amongst others.