Ed Owen

Feb 5, 2015

Publicis Groupe to complete Sapient takeover today

Publicis Groupe has overcome the final hurdles in its takeover of Sapient for $3.7 billion after gaining all the required regulatory approvals, and expects to complete the transaction today.

Jan 29, 2015

Unilever reviews $4.5 billion global media account

The review is a statutory process Unilever embarks on every three years. The current contract ends at the end of 2015, and a decision is expected before then.

Jan 15, 2015

SC Johnson consolidates global media planning with PHD

SC Johnson, the owner of Mr Muscle, has consolidated its global planning account with PHD in the US.

May 18, 2011

Publicis buys US digital agency Rosetta for US$575m

GLOBAL - Publicis has bought the North America-based digital agency Rosetta Group for US$575 million, in an acquisition it claims takes digital to more than 30 per cent of its total revenues.

May 17, 2011

Nokia to dump Ovi brand for Nokia Services

GLOBAL - Nokia is to drop the Ovi name from its applications store and replace it with Nokia Services, as it prepares to abandon its Symbian smartphone operating system and develop a strategic alliance with Microsoft.

May 9, 2011

Apple usurps Google as most valuable global brand

GLOBAL - Apple has leapfrogged Google and IBM to become the world's most valuable brand, according to Millward Brown.