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WPP's consolidation spree continues
Mark Read, chief executive of WPP, leaves following the AGM in London, Britain, June 13, 2018Reuters
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WPP's consolidation spree continues

Business Insider's top advertising and media stories for November 17.

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Today's news: WPP's consolidation spree continues, The Atlantic's CEO search, and Dentsu wants to reach brands emotional intelligence.

WPP is combining two more agencies in another sign of consolidation at the world's biggest ad holding company

  • It's consolidation time at ad holding company giant WPP again. It's folding retail agency Geometry Global into VMLY&R, sources told Patrick Coffee and Claire Atkinson.
  • The move is part of a larger effort by WPP CEO Mark Read to simplify the sprawling company as it like other holding companies have been pummeled in the economic downturn.
  • One key question is if one of Geometry's biggest clients and longtime WPP client, British American Tobacco, will stay with the agency after the reorg.

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David Bradley has talked to 100 people in his search for The Atlantic's next CEO. Who in the world are they? We found some names.

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Ad giant Dentsu explains why it's emphasizing emotional connections over data to help clients like Microsoft win over customers

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