WPP's Chinese partner elopes with Omnicom

Johnson, Mark
July 2006
Campaign;7/7/2006, Issue 27, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on split in the partnership between the Chinese advertising agency Citic Guoan Co. and WPP Group PLC. Yan Gang, the chairman of Citic Guoan, accused Martin Sorrell of WPP Group of being unmannered and having no culture. Citic Guoan ended its 14-year partnership with Grey Global Group. WPP inherited the joint venture between Grey and Citic Guoan after acquiring Grey Global Group in 2005. However, after 15 months of acquisition, Citic Guoan decided to build a future with WPP's rival Omnicom as its strategic partner.


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