WPP

WPP is an advertising and public relations firm that provides media investment management, healthcare communications and branding services. Read more

Mark Read's photo - CEO of WPP

CEO

Mark Read

CEO Approval Rating

84/100

Founded:

1985

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PublicIndependent CompanyLondon Stock ExchangeWPP

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Omnicom is one of WPP's top competitors. Omnicom is a Public company that was founded in New York, New York in 1986. Omnicom is in the Advertising & Marketing field. Omnicom has 40,063 fewer employees vs. WPP.

Publicis is perceived as one of WPP's biggest rivals. Publicis was founded in 1926 in Paris, Île-de-France. Publicis operates in the Advertising & Marketing industry. Publicis generates $4.3B less revenue than WPP.

IPG is a top competitor of WPP. IPG's headquarters is in New York, New York, and was founded in 1902. IPG competes in the Advertising & Marketing field. IPG generates 54% of WPP's revenue.

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WPP Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$16.3B

WPP's revenue is the ranked 1st among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 4B. Over the last three quarters, WPP's revenue has grown by 73.2%. Specifically, in Q4 2020's revenue was $5.7B; in Q3 2020, it was $3.8B; in Q2 2020, it was $3.3B.

WPP Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
DTI Digital

Feb 2021

Source »
undisclosed
DTI is a Brazil-based IT firm that provides services such as digital transformation, software engineering and data analytics for organizations.
Algorithm Media Limited

Sep 2019

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undisclosed
Algorithm Media is a digital communications agency that provides audience data analysis, media strategy planning, and content creation services.
AQuest Srl

Jul 2019

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undisclosed
Aquest is a digital creative agency that provides brand identities, content creation, strategy planning, and social media marketing solutions.

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Bomtempo, Anahory & Ralha - Serviços Criativos, S.A

Jan 2018

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undisclosed
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Design Bridge Limited.

Aug 2017

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undisclosed
Design Bridge is a provider of brand naming, strategy, 3D product design, corporate identity and storytelling services.

These are all the companies that WPP has acquired. WPP has acquired 30 companies and its latest acquisition was DTI Digital in Feb 2021. DTI is a Brazil-based IT firm that provides services such as digital transformation, software engineering and data analytics for organizations.

WPP Funding History

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WPP Investments

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Anzu is a Tel Aviv-based in-game advertising platform that optimizes advertising elements such as images, banners and videos for game developers.
$9M
Feb 01, 2021
Venture Round
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Anzu is a Tel Aviv-based in-game advertising platform that optimizes advertising elements such as images, banners and videos for game developers.
$6.5M
Aug 05, 2019
Series A
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Mitu is a digital media company that provides video publishing, content development and audience management services.
$10M
Nov 13, 2018
Equity
Feb 01, 2020
Celtra is a SaaS-based digital advertising platform for production, management, distribution and optimization of display, video and native advertisements.
$15M
Jun 20, 2017
Equity
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Mic Network is an online platform that publishes information and news related to politics, arts, sports and music.
$6.5M
Jun 20, 2017
Unattributed
Nov 01, 2018

These are all the companies that WPP has invested in. WPP has invested 30 companies and its latest investment was DTI Digital in Feb 2021. DTI is a Brazil-based IT firm that provides services such as digital transformation, software engineering and data analytics for organizations.

WPP News

June 1, 2021MediaPost

WPP Recruits Mental Health Allies

With mental health becoming a more public issue over the past year, given the strains of the pandemic... See more »
May 26, 2021Campaign Asia

Digitas Australia MD moves to global WPP role

Ian Gough will join the holding company's marketing and growth team.... See more »
May 25, 2021AdWorld

WPP Ireland Launches New Campaign for Boots Ireland

WPP Ireland has joined forces with Boots on a national campaign to drive awareness of prescription se... See more »
May 19, 2021More About Advertising

WPP CEO Mark Read on global ad recovery, Out of Home, in-housing and creativity in everything

WPP CEO Mark Read has been telling executives from the Out of Home industry about how the new WPP ope... See more »
May 18, 2021CompanyNews HQ

Herbert Smith Freehills advises WPP AUNZ Ltd on its acquisition by WPP plc

WPP AUNZ shareholders who held shares on the relevant record dates received a total of A$0.70 cash pe... See more »
May 18, 2021AdNews

WPP takes formal control of 100% of Australian operations

And formally delisted from the ASX on Wednesday.... See more »
May 13, 2021MarketScreener

Eleven WPP leaders recognised in the EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists 2021

(marketscreener.com) Back to listing Eleven WPP leaders recognised in the EMpower Ethnic Minority Rol... See more »

WPP Blogs

July 7, 2016WPP Blog

ShopperSightNews

Connecting you with thought-provoking, business-driving shopper market news and perspective... See more »
July 7, 2016WPP Blog

Harold Burson's Blog

Providing insight into the PR industry... See more »
July 7, 2016WPP Blog

AnxietyIndex

Interactive site intended to help brands navigate consumer anxiety. It features daily content updates... See more »
July 7, 2016WPP Blog

Catalyst Blog

Search Marketing Thoughts, Perspectives, and Insights... See more »
July 7, 2016WPP Blog

The Rockfish Blog

Thought leadership, work & happenings from around Rockfish offices... See more »
July 7, 2016WPP Blog

ReTHINK Your Meeting

For anyone who has anything to do with corporate meetings...... See more »

WPP Press Releases

May 22, 2020WebWire

Telefnica's Movistar further consolidates its Latin American roster with WPP

Movistar, a leading Latin American telecommunications brand owned by Spain's Telef�nica, has awarde... See more »
April 7, 2020WebWire

WPP named Adobe's 2020 Digital Experience Solution UK Partner of the Year

WPP has been recognised as Adobe's Digital Experience Solution UK Partner of the Year (Enterprise) fo... See more »
February 17, 2020Business Wire India

WPP Foundation Inaugurates Its First Community Tinkering Lab in Mumbai With Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director - Atal Innovation Mission

Business Wire IndiaWorking towards a strategic partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, ... See more »
October 25, 2019O'Dwyer's PR News

WPP Breaks into Growth Column

WPP broke into the growth column during Q3 as like-for-like revenues inched ahead 0.7 percent as CEO ... See more »
September 25, 2019PR Newswire

Brand-building for Longevity and Future Growth Becomes Major Focus for Top Brands in BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands Ranking

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- India's most valuable brands, many of which have built ... See more »
September 3, 2019Business Wire

The National Opioid Action Coalition (NOAC) Launches "#TalkToMe" Initiative, Uniting Public and Private Sectors With Pop Culture Influencers to Combat America's Opioid Crisis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the nation's opioid epidemic, the National Opioid Action Co... See more »
August 12, 2019O'Dwyer's PR News

WPP�s PR Group Slips 2.6%

WPP recorded a 2.6 percent dip to $273M in like-for-like revenues for its Hill+Knowlton, BCW and Fins... See more »

WPP Videos

April 28, 2016WPP Vimeo Channel

"MATTHIEU ALONZO DEMOREEL 2016" on VIMEO

Notre force ? Toujours s'efforcer de s'entourer de nouveaux talents.Bienvenu à Matthieu dans n... See more »
April 19, 2016WPP Vimeo Channel

"SHAKE YOUR EDIT !" on VIMEO

Il est souvent difficile de construire un premier montage.Par où commencer ? Quel ordre choisir ?...P... See more »
January 29, 2016WPP Vimeo Channel

"WPP ACTION POWER ELEMENTS" on VIMEO

WPP ULTIMATE PACK.Check our new collection of amazing elements for Action lovers !Included :Fire & ex... See more »
November 29, 2015WPP Vimeo Channel

"WPP APP TUTO 2 MAGISTO" on VIMEO

Cast: WPP... See more »
November 10, 2015WPP Vimeo Channel

"WPP APP TUTO 1 MONTAGE VIDEO" on VIMEO

Cyprien vous propose aujourd'hui une solution incontournable pour finaliser vos films directement sur... See more »
November 1, 2015WPP Vimeo Channel

"WPP HALLOWEEN SOUND EFFECTS PACK" on VIMEO

Today, it's Halloween !To celebrate this special day, here's our special sound effects pack for your ... See more »
October 23, 2015WPP Vimeo Channel

"WPP FIRE PACK VOLUME 1" on VIMEO

Amazing Fire stockshots for only 29,99 €.More informations : [email protected]: WPP... See more »

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WPP Headquarters

18 Upper Ground Sea Containers

London, EnglandSE1 9GL

44-20-7282-4600

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WPP Summary

ABOUT

Overview

WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) is an advertising and public relations firm that engages in providing advertising, marketing, and communications services. WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. We are made up of leading companies in: Advert...

CEO

WPP's CEO, Mark Read, currently has an approval rating of 84%. WPP's primary competitors are Omnicom, Publicis & IPG.

Website

wpp.com

Frequently Asked Questions about WPP

  1. When was WPP founded?

    WPP was founded in 1985
  2. Who is WPP's CEO?

    WPP's CEO is Mark Read
  3. How much revenue does WPP generate?

    WPP generates $16.3B in revenue
  4. How much funding does WPP have?

    WPP has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is WPP's headquarters?

    WPP's headquarters is in London England, GB
  2. How many employees does WPP have?

    WPP has 104,163 employees
  3. Who are WPP's competitors?

    WPP's top competitors are Omnicom, Publicis, IPG
  4. Who has WPP invested in?

    WPP's has invested in companies such as Anzu, Anzu, Mitu, Inc.