The firm has hired outside counsel to look into leaks surrounding its Sorrell investigation. The former WPP chief questioned why the company hadn't done so earlier at Cannes last week.
A dispute over money has led to the end of a seven-year Partnership in Paris for Bollore Group, the company that controls Havas parent Vivendi.
There's word that WPP is looking to off-load its stake in Millennial-focused media platform Vice, which follows recent agreements to sell its interests in ad-tech firm AppNexus and digital strategy and tech consultant Globant.
Hedge fund investors have made a GBP1 billion bet (about $1.328 billion) against WPP, meaning those funds expect further declines in the company's stock price.
This year's Cannes Lions Festival has wrapped -- and what have we learned? Two lessons come immediately to mind.
The media planning Grand Prix was for work on an integrated Tesco campaign, "Food Love Stories." Campaigns for P&G's Gillette in Israel added two Silver Lions and a Bronze Lion. The agency also received eight shortlist nominations.
It went to Xbox and McCann London among others and was awarded Wednesday night in Cannes. An awesome VR-enhanced music video won the digital craft Grand Prix.
Yep, that's their Plan A, with the intention to deliver strategic and creative brand marketing services at scale.
I was watching a live stream of the Cannes Lions awards ceremony Monday and for a minute I thought I was tuned in to the Cannes Film Festival.
Unless, of course, he gets a last-minute case of cold feet, but let's face it -- that's never been his M.O.