Could the Departure of WPP’s CEO Cause a Breakup of the Advertisement Empire?

Author: Victor Sambuis

  • Martin Sorrell, the founder of WPP plc (NYSE:WPP), abruptly left the company last Saturday due to allegations of personal misconduct and misuse of company assets, before taking the time to groom a successor
  • Potential split of the network of advertisement agencies, as Sorrell held the empire together
  • Interim management is searching for a new CEO to bring unity and growth to the company

Pandora Media Looking Optimistic with New Management and Pandora Premium

Author: Jaclyn Pearl

  • New CEO and CFO plan to restructure the business to focus on “ad-tech and audience development efforts,” and expect to save $45 million
  • Launching of Pandora Premium helped the over-all number of paid subscribers reach over 5 million
  • Programmatic audio will allow Pandora to gain more ad revenue
  • Analysts value Pandora as over 50% greater than its current market capitalization