WPP's joint chief operating officers Mark Read and Andrew Scott have said they do not believe a break-up of the ad group makes sense.
UM has appointed Rachel Forde as UK chief executive as parent company Interpublic seeks to make its British media operation "far stronger".
Gerry Boyle is to take charge of Publicis Media across EMEA in addition to his existing responsibilities in APAC as the world's second biggest media buyer seeks to "simplify" its business.
Iain Jacob is stepping down as chief executive of Publicis Media for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mark Read and Andrew Scott, who have been named joint chief operating officers of WPP after Sir Martin Sorrell abruptly quit, know each other well.
WPP's board of directors is to meet as they await the outcome of an investigation into the personal conduct of Sir Martin Sorrell.
MediaCom won most awarded agency of the year at the Campaign Media Awards, including Campaign of the Year, while PHD's Discovery team won Agency Team of the Year and Primesight won Commercial Team of the Year.
Pippa Glucklich has been named chief executive of Dentsu Aegis Network's media investment arm, Amplifi UK, as part of a move to simplify the UK operation and make it "more client-centric".
Johnny Hornby's The & Partnership has just posted record revenues and profits and he expects double-digit growth again this year but the gregarious ad man is not in party mood.
WPP's MediaCom has beaten Zenith and Carat to win Sky's estimated £425m media-buying account across five European markets.
MediaLink has recruited Nick Manning to be senior vice-president in London to drive European expansion.
Snap has poached Facebook's Ed Couchman to be its UK general manager.
Brands have only just woken up to the importance and "complexity" of personalised, digital content, according to Accenture.
Most WPP staff were stunned by the news that Sir Martin Sorrell is facing an investigation into his personal conduct and use of company assets.
Andrew Mortimer, Sky's director of media, who has led its £300m UK media review, is moving from marketing to ad sales to be director of client strategy at Sky Media.
ISBA's updated media agency framework contract has come under fire from a leading media auditor.
The Advertising Association has launched Promote UK, a cross-industry group to promote British advertising around the world, which will work in partnership with the Department of International Trade.
ITV is dropping late penalty charges for ad bookings in April and May in what is said to be an "unprecedented" move to appeal to advertisers.
Suzuki has terminated its TV advertising campaign with Ant and Dec after ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway co-presenter Ant McPartlin was charged with drink-driving.
The big holding company agency model may be under pressure but it's still possible to run a "wonderful" agency business if local entrepreneurs are in charge, according to M&C Saatchi chief David Kershaw.