A series of buyout funds including US firms Advent and Blackstone are in talks with advertising group WPP to explore bids for a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar.
Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for ages
Mr Hackett has worked in the travel industry for 30 years and learned the trade in Aer Lingus Holidays, Budget Travel and JWT.
WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, reported a better than expected jump in first-half net sales and said that its British operations showed signs in July of a “post-Brexit recovery”, sending its shares to a record high.
WPP strengthened its position at the top of the advertising industry last year as its geographical reach and strong digital sales gave it the edge over its two closest rivals, who were distracted by a failed merger.
THE email was from a senior executive at Apple. “Your son has developed an excellent game, but he needs access to a Mac to finish his work,” it read. “If his game is published by Apple, he will be the youngest European developer of an app.”
In 1981, I was a holiday rep in Playa del Ingles. My first trip back did not impress my daughters. The resort had faded, says Barbara Scully
Ford India has apologised for a series of advertisements featuring caricatures of bound and gagged women in the boot of a Figo car driven by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Barbara Scully’s online hook-up for after-work drinks proved to be nothing like the real thing
CRUISING FROM DUBLIN TO ICELAND
A security guard who repeatedly stole from three businesses while on night patrol duty has been given a two-year suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
IN another measure that will offer families extra value, Irish Ferries has reduced all summer fares to France by up to 30% and cut the cost of all cabin types by up to 50%, save for their four- and five-star suites.
BUDGET Travel has been sold by its German owners in a multi-million euro deal to Icelandic travel firm Primera.
MIDLETON-based Discover Travel has launched its largest brochure for south-east Asia, updated to include Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
LONG established Irish travel company JWT Holidays has come up with next year’s summer brochure before this summer is even over.
TOUR operators predict chaos at Dublin Airport next weekend if delays caused by a security clampdown continue on into the summer holiday season which starts next weekend.
Ireland will switch its €50 million advertising account from McCann Erickson & Universal to J Walter Thompson and Mindshare.
Passenger numbers increased by 55% to 287,000 between January and September at Knock International Airport, the airport announced today.
FALCON/JWT are to be commended for committing themselves to a major investment in the southwest.
THE first-ever continental charter airline to establish a base in Cork is to service all the top European sunspots from early next summer.
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