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Welcome to the world’s largest book publisher: Penguin-Random House merger complete

Random House parent company Bertelsmann and Penguin parent company Pearson announced Monday that the merger of the two publishers is complete, thus …

The best mergers get the timing right

There are many reasons for companies to acquire another business and merge it with their own. One type of mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A) strategy that's popular with firms needing the new, new thing is to use it as a substitute for their own R&D.<p>For example, Vancouver-based Flickr, a photo-sharing …

Do Mergers Hurt Product Quality?

<b>Albert W. Sheen finds that while mergers lead to product price decreases, they generally have little effect on product quality over time.</b><p><b>BY CARMEN NOBEL</b><p>There’s a lot of worry afoot whenever companies merge. Wall Street worries about the stock price. Employees worry about potential job cuts. And …

How to survive a merger

Mergers are risky, and the chance for failure is high: Two-thirds of corporate marriages fail to produce enough financial gains to justify their cost, according to Investopedia.<p>Undaunted by those odds, Simon Berg set out last year to merge his online-marketing firm Ceros (whose client list included …

Philip Morris Could Cause Ethical Problems for Publicis-Omnicom Merger

Any industry merger brings with it the potential for client conflicts when agencies work for competing marketers. But the pairing of Publicis Groupe …

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Don’t freak out about the oDesk/Elance merger

IF THERE’s one thing freelancers get territorial about, it’s somebody jeopardizing their potential to keep freelancing, and anything that remotely …

Which CEO Will Dominate in the Publicis-Omnicom Merger?

After unveiling plans to create the ad industry’s largest player, Publicis Groupe and Omnicom execs have reiterated that theirs is a “merger of …

Advertising Industry

The Power Players in the Publicis-Omnicom Merger

The completion of the Publicis Groupe-Omnicom merger will likely be pushed back to the second quarter, pending regulatory approvals. But that delay …

Advertising

Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank: A possible merger makes business sense, but it’s bad for customers.

Middlebrow brick-and-mortar retail is not exactly the hot industry of our particular moment in time, but two stalwarts of the sector—Men’s Wearhouse …

The Driver Behind the Publicis-Omnicom Merger

If Publicis and Omnicom’s recent merger announcement is any indication, traditional advertising and marketing agencies are increasingly looking to …

Advertising

Xaxis Merger Chases Programmatic Vision

The new Xaxis—now merged with 24/7 Media—officially unfurled its new corporate structure today. The union of the two entities, which are companion …

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