The company will argue it has done rigorous succession planning and that its swift appointment of a brace of joint chief operating officers – Mark Read, chief executive of WPP Digital, and Andrew Scott, chief operating officer for Europe – demonstrates as much. Read is thought to be the most likely internal candidate to take over, but an external search (with no public timetable) is now being conducted too. … [Read more...] about For WPP, Sorrell really is the hardest word
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"WPP is doing incredibly well, I think Martin is a force of nature and has built an amazing company," says a senior advertising executive who once worked with Sorrell. "It is the most successful communications group in the world and Martin has led it brilliantly." But some wonder whether the sprawling juggernaut – which employs 165,000 staff globally – is getting beyond the control of even the indefatigable Sorrell. … [Read more...] about WPP: Big is beautiful at Sorrell’s marketing group – but for how long?
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