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2011-01-27 01:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather today announced its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Ogilvy South Africa (Ogilvy SA), subject to obtaining regulatory approvals. Completed, the deal will increase Ogilvy & Mather's ownership of the agency from a 49.9 to 59 percent stake. Established in 1984, Ogilvy SA is currently the leading communications group in South Africa, employing over 700 staff across 12 companies, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town...

2010-12-10 00:00:39

M&A firm advises integrated healthcare marketing services firm in acquisition; KBM Group's parent company, Wunderman is part of Young & Rubicam Brands and a member of WPP New York, NY (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 M&A firm AdMedia Partners today announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Marketing Direct, Inc. (MDI), a leading provider of integrated marketing services to the healthcare industry, in its acquisition by KBM Group. KBM Group's parent company, Wunderman is...

2010-12-06 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ghg, a leading global healthcare communications agency, and VML, a top ranked global digital marketing agency, both WPP Companies [Nasdaq: WPPGY], today announced the formation of a new digital healthcare agency, Healix Digital Health. This joint venture combines ghg's expertise in healthcare marketing and communications with VML's experience in enterprise digital marketing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/NY11944LOGO) Healix will...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne Worldwide today launched a new offering, "Social Selling," to help companies drive top-line growth through the use of social media, following new research that reveals a "social media adoption gap" exists between salespeople and sales organizations. "Our research has shown that the people on the front-line, the salespeople themselves, recognize the power and potential of social media. They are hungry for education and empowerment, yet few...

2010-11-10 07:43:00

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather China today announced the launch of Apex Ogilvy, a new joint venture with Chengdu-based Apex Communications, the leading integrated marketing agency in western China. The joint venture, which gives Ogilvy a majority share in the Chinese agency, combines the strengths of both agencies to create the most international of local firms, and the most localized of international firms in the fast-growing and dynamic western region....

2010-10-12 08:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne Worldwide today launched the "21st Century Guide to Selling" at the Direct Marketing Association's Global ROI Marketing event (available at http://sellorelse.com/). The guide was developed in collaboration with Todd Herman, the winner of OgilvyOne's Search for the World's Greatest Salesperson contest, and advocates a complete rethink by sellers at a time when the buying process has fundamentally changed. Brian Fetherstonhaugh, Chairman...

2010-09-07 03:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced several new developments for the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held 14-17 February, 2011 in Barcelona. Building on the success of the inaugural App Planet event held in 2010, the GSMA is expanding the developer-focused programme at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 to include new elements such as Macworld Mobile and the Brand App Challenge. The GSMA also announced RIM and Palm as the first Application Developer...

2010-08-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- grey healthcare group (ghg), a leading global healthcare communications agency and a WPP Company (Nasdaq: WPPGY), today announced its acquisition of Geoff Howe Marketing Communications (GHMC). The joining of these two companies allows ghg to both broaden its offerings in the health and wellness segment and strengthen its animal health roster. ghg will gain an Eastern European hub in Prague, double the size of its London office and establish a Midwest base...

2010-07-28 03:00:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- RecycleBank, the premier green rewards program that motivates people to take environmental actions, announced today that veteran media and Internet executive Jonathan Hsu has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Hsu was most recently Chief Executive Officer of 24/7 Real Media, the leaders behind the science of digital marketing and part of WPP, the world leader in marketing communications. Hsu is an accomplished international business...

2010-06-24 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Healthworld and CommonHealth, two of WPP's premier healthcare marketing networks, today announced the formation of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. The new entity, a combination of Ogilvy Healthworld and CommonHealth, becomes the single most innovative, resourceful -- and largest -- healthcare communications network in the world, with over 1,100 employees in 64 offices across 33 countries. Matt Giegerich, President and CEO of WPP's CommonHealth, will...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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