WPP Is Still Struggling. Here’s How New CEO Mark Read Plans To Fix It

WPP may have a new CEO, but it still has the same old problems. During its Q2 earnings report Tuesday, the holding company posted its first quarter of growth in a year, with like-for-like revenues up 1.6% for the first half of 2018 and 2.4% for Q2 to $9.6 billion. But the company’s strongest region,Continue reading »

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Roku’s Platform Business Grew 96% In Q2

Roku’s platform business, which encompasses advertising and subscription revenue, grew 96% in Q2 to $90 million. Roku’s ad business now makes up two-thirds of platform revenue, Scott Rosenberg, VP of advertising and audience development, said Wednesday during the company’s Q2 earnings call. Rosenberg didn’t break out a figure for ad revenue but said a majorityContinue reading »

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Publicis Blames Weak Q2 On GDPR Confusion

Publicis Groupe’s performance dipped in Q2 as clients pulled programmatic spend in response to GDPR. Organic growth was down 2.1% for the quarter and 0.4% for the half-year. Net revenues for the first half of the year dropped 8.2% to $5 billion. In Europe, net revenues were down 3.6% YoY to $745 million. Overall, PublicisContinue reading »

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Omnicom Sheds Legacy CRM Assets To Invest More In Digital CRM

Omnicom is shedding nonstrategic assets to invest in data, technology and analytics. That strategy was made clear by management on the company’s Q2 and H1 earnings call Tuesday, when Omnicom reported organic growth in North America was down 0.9% for Q2 and 0.5% for the first half of the year. Worldwide revenues for the quarterContinue reading »

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