On a recent visit to Bhubaneswar, the capital of the large eastern state of Odisha, I found the airport plastered with advertisements and slogans expressing the nurturing, socially conscious side -- caring for the poor, growth with inclusive values, creating happiness -- of the many steel and aluminum companies that have major operations in one of India's poorest but most mineral-rich and business-friendly states.
Publicis Groupe SA’s profit rose more than Chief Executive Officer Maurice Levy expected last year as the third-largest advertising company capitalized on U.S. business, digital activities and high-growth markets.
WPP Plc, the world’s biggest advertising agency, cut its full-year sales growth forecast as clients in North America and continental Europe reduced spending. The stock dropped the most since October 2011.
Anne Mulcahy, the former Xerox Corp. chairman and chief executive officer and a director at Johnson & Johnson, Target Corp. and Washington Post Co., said limiting the terms of company directors would help seat more women on U.S. boards.