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Italia Independent Group Signs MOU For Sale of Independent Ideas
Monday, 11 Dec 2017 01:38am EST 

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Italia Independent Group SpA ::SAYS IT HAS SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLICIS GROUPE SA <<>> FOR THE SALE TO PUBLICIS COMMUNICATION OF THE QUOTAS IN THE COMPANY INDEPENDENT IDEAS SRL.THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING IS BINDING ON THE PARTIES AND REQUIRES THAT THEY ENTER INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENTS WITHIN THE FIRST MONTHS OF 2018.  Full Article

Alan Wexler appointed CEO of Publicis.Sapient
Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 04:09pm EST 

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Publicis ::‍ALAN WEXLER WILL TAKE SINGLE LEADERSHIP OF ALL PUBLICIS.SAPIENT OPERATIONS​.CHIP REGISTER HAS CHOSEN TO RETIRE AT END OF 2017​.PUBLICIS GROUPE SIMPLIFIES PUBLICIS.SAPIENT ORGANIZATION TO STRENGTHEN DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION OFFERING.  Full Article

CapGemini signs multi-year IT strategic provider agreement with McDonald's Corp
Monday, 28 Aug 2017 01:00pm EDT 

Aug 28 (Reuters) - CAPGEMINI SE ::SIGNED A MULTI-YEAR IT STRATEGIC PROVIDER AGREEMENT WITH MCDONALD’S CORPORATION.WITH SUPPORT FROM PUBLICIS.SAPIENT CAPGEMINI WILL BE MCDONALD’S GLOBAL IT STRATEGIC PROVIDER FOR RESTAURANT AND DIGITAL CAPABILITIES.  Full Article

Publicis Communications acquires Herd Agency in Australia
Monday, 3 Jul 2017 12:28am EDT 

July 3 (Reuters) - Publicis Communications: :Publicis Communications acquires Herd Agency in Australia.  Full Article

Publicis CEO does not expect any big acquisition in 2017 and early 2018
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 06:22am EDT 

May 31 (Reuters) - Publicis Groupe :Publicis does not expect any big acquisition in 2017 and early 2018, chief executive Maurice Levy said on Wednesday at the company's annual shareholders meeting..Levy will be replaced by Arthur Sadoun as CEO on Thursday.Levy is set to become Publicis's next chairman, replacing Elisabeth Badinter.  Full Article

Publicis says to be extremely selective in acquisitions in 2017
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 05:07am EDT 

April 20 (Reuters) - Publicis Groupe Sa :Publicis says expects a small improvement in 2017 margin - conf call.Publicis says to be extremely selective in acquisitions in 2017.  Full Article

Publicis Q1 revenue rises to 2,328 million euros
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 01:33am EDT 

April 20 (Reuters) - Publicis ::Expects Q2 to remain in negative territory, but to show an improvement compared with Q1.Q1 organic growth -1.2 pct.Q1 revenue 2,328 million euros.Organic growth in Q1 2017 continued to be affected by weakness of FMCG sector.Q2 of 2017 will remain affected by past issues.From June 1, 2017, Arthur Sadoun will take on role of CEO & chairman of management board.  Full Article

Publicis sees Sapient to generate yearly underlying sales growth in 9-10 pct range by 2020
Thursday, 9 Feb 2017 06:30am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA : Publicis sees Sapient to generate yearly underlying sales growth in the range of 9 to 10 percent by 2020, CEO Maurice Levy said in an analyst conference call on Thursday. . Publicis' Sapient to generate underlying sales growth in the range of 6 to 7 percent in 2017 and 2018-CEO . Publicis says underlying sales to drop in Q1 and Q2, with Q2 underlying sales gaining momentum-CEO . Publicis sees 2017 restructuring costs to be in the range of 90 to 100 million euros-CFO . Publicis sees some limited acquisitions in 2017, says does not plan any big acquisition-CEO . Publicis does not plan any major asset disposal in 2017-CEO Further company coverage: [PUBP.PA] (Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain) ((Mathieu.Rosemain@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Justice Department investigates rigging of contracts in advertising industry- WSJ,citing sources
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016 12:58pm EST 

: A government antitrust attorney has been interviewing ad industry executives about the issue over the past few months- WSJ,citing sources . Justice department investigates rigging of contracts in advertising industry- WSJ,citing sources . Justice department is probing whether agencies are manipulating the bidding process- WSJ,citing sources Source http://on.wsj.com/2hehXw3 ((Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Publicis working on internal candidates to replace Levy as CEO
Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 05:35am EDT 

Publicis Groupe SA : Publicis CEO Maurice Levy said that the company's supervisory board is so far working on internal candidates to replace him in 2017 . Publicis CEO confirmed time frame for the announcement of his replacement, which he said should be made between Dec. 2016 and Feb. 2017 Further company coverage: [PUBP.PA] (Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain) ((Mathieu.Rosemain@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

BRIEF-Italia Independent Group Signs MOU For Sale of Independent Ideas

* SAYS IT HAS SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLICIS GROUPE SA FOR THE SALE TO PUBLICIS COMMUNICATION OF THE QUOTAS IN THE COMPANY INDEPENDENT IDEAS SRL