Green shoots

Most people that I speak to say that they feel things are picking up in the economy, so perhaps those green shoots are growing (despite the snow).

A really strong economic indicator in the marketing industry is usually how the big boys are doing and it would appear that at least one is doing fantastically. WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell has indicated his group is experiencing stronger growth than the 3-4 per cent expected, with October’s performance up 8 per cent on last year.

It is also backing a new international PR consultancy chaired by former Labour minister Peter Mandelson, Global Counsel. Brand Republic reports –

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