Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to “withdraw” from the “connected world”. In a […]


Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees; CEO cites ‘unprecedented’ times

Starbucks Corp. is working on plans to hire 10,000 refugees around the globe, CEO Howard Schultz said in a memo to employees in reaction to President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions. The Seattle-based coffee company is working with employees who are subject to the travel ban, Schultz said, promising efforts to oppose divisive or damaging policies […]

Finland’s Neste produced 10,000 liters of Renewable Diesel from leftover Christmas ham fat

Last Christmas, 40,000 Finnish households donated the waste fat from their Christmas hams to the charity campaign “Kinkkutemppu” which literally translates into Ham Trick. From this waste ham fat, Neste produced 10,000 liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel at its Porvoo refinery for sale at Neste stations. Neste donates the value of the product to […]


Facebook Germany announces tools to tackle fake news ahead of election

Facebook has announced it will update its social media platforms in Germany to reduce the dissemination of fake news after concerns were raised that false information could influence September’s election. “Last month we announced measures to tackle the challenge of fake news on Facebook,” the US technology company’s German-language newsroom said. “We will put these […]

Ogilvy forms strategic partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board

As Singapore’s Smart Nation agenda gathers pace, WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced their collaboration on a three-year strategic initiative aimed at advancing the city-state’s capabilities in modern marketing services. These include data analytics, customer engagement marketing, marketing automation, user experience (UX) design, and digital media. For […]

Grey Group acquires Tank in Canada

WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating company Grey Group, the global marketing communications company, has acquired Entreprise de Communications Tank Inc. (“Tank”), a leading full-service healthcare and consumer agency in Canada. Tank’s audited net revenues were CAD$14 million for its fiscal year ended April 30, 2016. Clients include AbbVie, BMS, Caisse de depot, Department of […]

Publicom to be new Burson-Marsteller partner in Greece

Burson-Marsteller, the leading global public relations and communications firm, announced today that it would join forces with Publicom, a WPP-owned agency in Greece, to launch Publicom Burson-Marsteller. Publicom is a Greek creative communications agency, serving both local and international clients. Its services include brand communications, corporate communications, financial communications, media relations, social media, reputation and […]

MediaCom acquires majority stake in UK digital agency, Code

WPP announces that MediaCom, part of its global media investment management arm GroupM, has acquired a majority stake in Code Computer Love Ltd (“Code”), a user experience studio that creates and develops digital products, campaigns and capabilities. Code’s services include platform build, design and conversion optimisation. The agency was established in 1999, and employs around […]