Ad king Sir Martin Sorrell steps down from WPP following misconduct investigation

There’s big news in the world of advertising. Sir Martin Sorrell has stepped down from WPP, the world’s largest ad business. Sorrell had been in the midst of an unspecified investigation a

Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry. And he believes that 2018 mig

Mic adds $6.5M from WPP to build out its news brand for millennials

Millennials remain a hot target for digital marketing and advertising, and so perhaps unsurprisingly, a startup building news and other publishing services targeted specifically at that demographic ha

Italian incubator H-Farm prepares for a new crop with a campus slated to open in 2018

There's a farm outside of Venice, Italy, that cultivates tech talent the way other farms grow crops.

All Def Digital, cofounded by Russell Simmons, raises $10 million in Series B funding

All Def Digital (ADD), a three-year-old, L.A.-based web video platform and media company that was cofounded by hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Thi

WPP To Pay $46.13/Share For 15-20% Of ComScore In New Kantar Partnership

Some consolidation in the world of market analysis. Kantar, the research division of advertising giant WPP, has entered into a global alliance with comScore, the company that measures traffic and oth

Kantar: Windows Phone ‘Stutters’ Amid Android Price Competition, iPhone 5S Is Apple’s Buffer

Last Friday, Microsoft finally <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/04/25/microsofts-7-2bn-acquisition-of-nokias-devices-business-is-now-complete/">took control as the new owner</a> of Nokia's 

Apple Gets “Significant Bounce” On 5c, 5s iPhones; Android Still Trumps With 71% Share Of All Sales

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kantarworldpanel.com">Kantar Worldpanel ComTech</a>, the WPP market research division that provides a rolling check-in on how smartphones are selling in key markets

Ad Giant WPP Leads $4.4M Round In Muzy, A Mobile Microblogging Startup With 20M Users

Advertising giant <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wpp.com">WPP</a> is taking another step into the world of startup investments, this time specifically in mobile and social media. WPP Ventures, a

WPP CEO Sorrell: Google Will Overtake News Corp As Our Largest Media Investment This Year Or Next

Martin Sorrell, the CEO of WPP, today laid out a stark picture of how significant a role digital is playing for the advertising giant. Speaking at the FT Digital Media Conference in London today, he s

Another WPP Digital Acquisition: Possible Worldwide Buys Fortune Cookie For Eastern European Expansion

The advertising giant <a target="_blank" href="www.wpp.com ">WPP</a> continues its strategy to build up its digital business through acquisitions: today <a target="_blank" href="www.wpp.com ">Possible

WPP Doubles Down On Digital, Buys Leading Agency AKQA At $550M Valuation

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.wpp.com">WPP</a> today has announced a major development in its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/19/wpp-makes-big-leap-into-e-commerce-leads-on-10-milli

WPP Teams Up With Infosys To Launch Its First All-In-One Cloud-Based Marketing Platform

The heat is on to migrate more digital marketing activities into the cloud, and while we have seen a lot of movements from smaller, fleet-0f-foot <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/23/clicks

WPP Buys Brazilian Digital Agency Grïngo

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/possible.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.possibleworldwide.com/">Possible Worldwide</a>, a <a href="http://www.wpp.com/wpp/a

WPP Buys Obama's Campaign Agency Blue State Digital

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/blue-state-digital.jpg" class="shot2"><a href="http://www.bluestatedigital.com/">Blue State Digital,</a> the communications firm responsible f

Keen On… with Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO WPP: Free = Fail (TCTV)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/sir_martin_sorrell.jpg?w=215" alt="" title="sir_martin_sorrell" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-231554" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase

England fans, vent your frustration on London's World Cup Twitter wall

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-137-150x150.png" alt="" title="Picture 137" width="150" height="150" class="shot" />Twitter walls are nothing new but, given England'

Most Valuable Global Brands Recovering Faster Than S&P 500

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/brandz-215x171.jpg" width="215" height="171" />Slightly off-topic, but likely worth a look to anyone with a vested interest in how the global

The Spot Runner Saga Continues: Founders Accused Of A "Pump And Dump" Scheme (Updated)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/burning-bills-215x181.jpg" width="215" height="181" /> TV advertising startup Spot Runner really is running on fumes. According to a <a href=
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