Gideon Spanier

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The future of the agency model in a post-Sorrell era

The future of the agency model in a post-Sorrell era

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As WPP faces break-up calls in the wake of Sir Martin Sorrell's exit, the agency holding company model is under greater scrutiny than at any time since the 1980s.

17 days that rocked WPP

17 days that rocked WPP

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To say that Sir Martin Sorrell's rapid departure from WPP was a seismic event is an understatement. So just what happened in the days leading up to the fall of its CEO?

Welcome to the post-Sorrell era

Welcome to the post-Sorrell era

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WPP's interim leadership team insists there will be no wholesale break-up of the group.

Long live the king: reflections on Sorrell's reign

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Sorrell was good copy. He got into bruising takeover fights, took on media owners in trading negotiations, sued rivals and former employees, and clashed repeatedly with WPP's shareholders over his pay.

Mark Read interview: WPP must focus more on clients and less on how we organize ourselves

Mark Read interview: WPP must focus more on clients and less on how we organize ourselves

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Mark Read has said WPP needs to focus more on clients and less on how it organizes itself.

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