David Lombardi

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Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem. The real issue is selecting and spreading the best ideas, testing quickly, and executing flawlessly. An “innovation engine” is an organization’s capability to think and invest in long-term opportunities along with the competence …

Which is Better for Agency Talent -- Giant Holding Companies or Independent Shops?

The mega-merger between two already-giant agency holding companies, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group, is swelling the support for independent shops. …

Could Publicis-Omnicom Merger Kill Cannes Lions' Holding Company of the Year Award?

The proposed merger of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom to create the biggest ad giant the industry's ever seen threatens the fate of one of the most …

History Lesson: A Timeline of Ad Agency Consolidation

<i>A flurry of agency deals and moves in the mid-to-late '80s put players in place -- WPP and Martin Sorrell, now 68; Publicis and Maurice Levy, 71;</i> …

P&G, Big Companies Pinch Suppliers on Payments

By<p>Serena Ng<p>Serena Ng<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SerenaNgWSJ<p>Google+<p>Serena.Ng@wsj.com<p>Procter & Gamble Co. PG 0.16% is planning to add weeks to the amount of time it takes to pay its suppliers, a shift that could free up as much as $2 billion in cash for the consumer products giant, people …