WPP is a communications service group that provides marketing and communications solutions. Its portfolio of services include advertising, media investment management, public relations, public affairs, healthcare communications, specialist communications, branding and identity services, and much more. The company is also engaged in purchasing goods and services from of suppliers around the world  and spends around £6 billion a year on advertising production, research operations, facilities, IT and telecoms, travel and entertainment, and professional and recruitment services. In addition, it operates WPP digital, the digital business arm of WPP. WPP has received a number of awards such as the Holding Company of the Year at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and other awards for its annual reports and its digital unit.
London, GB
Size (employees)
162,000 (est)
WPP is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at WPP

Martin Sorrell

Martin Sorrell

Founder and CEO
Jacques Aigrain

Jacques Aigrain

Non-Executive Director
Roger Agnelli

Roger Agnelli

Non-Executive Director
Ruigang Li

Ruigang Li

Non-Executive Director
Scott Spirit

Scott Spirit

Chief Digital Officer
Laurence Mellman

Laurence Mellman

COO & International Specialist Communications

WPP Office Locations

WPP has offices in London, New York, Mumbai, Singapore and in 5 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
27 Farm Street
North Sydney, AU
Level 17, 65 Berry Street
Tokyo, JP
Yebisu Garden Place Tower, 29/F 4-20-3 Ebisu Shibuya-ku
Seoul, KR
LG Mapo Building 15th Floor 275 Gongdeok 2 dong Mapo-gu
Shanghai, CN
31/F The Center 989 Changle Road Huangpu District
Hong Kong, HK
PCCW Tower 36/F Taikoo Place, 979 Kings Road Quarry Bay
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WPP Financials and Metrics

WPP Financials

WPP's revenue was reported to be $19.4 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

19.4 b

Market capitalization (20-Oct-2017)

23 b

Closing share price (20-Oct-2017)

WPP's current market capitalization is $23 b.
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


19.4 b

Pre tax profit

(22.9 m)(284.3 k)(349 k)(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)

Net Income

(22.9 m)(284.3 k)(349 k)(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Current Assets

1.3 k1.3 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.3 k


375.4 k8.5 b10 b10.1 b

Total Assets

641.9 k376.7 k350.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k8.5 b10 b10.1 b9.7 b

Current Liabilities

1.3 k1.3 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k1.2 k2.6 b3 b769.8743.8
    GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2010FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

    Net Income

    (22.9 m)(284.3 k)(349 k)(43.2 m)50.3 m(50.7 m)
      Y, 2016

      Financial Leverage

      1 x
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      WPP Operating Metrics

      WPP's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 892 in Jul, 2017
      Q1, 2017Jul, 2017


      £13.02 b



      Enterprise Customers

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      WPP Market Value History

      Traffic Overview of WPP

      WPP Online and Social Media Presence

      WPP News and Updates

      WPP objects to Bain’s offer for Japan’s Asatsu-DK: Reuters

      WPP, the world’s biggest advertising agency, on Thursday stepped up its efforts to stop U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital from buying Japan’s Asatsu-DK Inc, saying the offer significantly undervalued its stake in the firm, Reuters reported.

      WPP lobbied for the NRA while its ad agencies worked on gun control PSAs

      Over the last few years, the organization States United to Prevent Gun Violence has created some of the most compelling and widely circulated gun control public service announcements. In 2015, “Unload Your 401K” encouraged people to rid gun manufacturers from their investment portfolios. That same y…

      City Moves for 29 August 2017 - who's switching jobs?

      Today's City Moves cover legal eagles, talent acquisition and insurance. Take a look at these movers and shakers: Thrings Top 100 law firm Thrings has appointed commercial and corporate specialist, Mary Chant, as partner. Mary advises businesses in relation to their commercial and contractual …

      FTSE 100 finishes down after a dramatic week's trading

      The FTSE 100 closed down 0.08 per cent at 7,401.46 today, after a dramatic week on the markets which saw Dixons Carphone, Provident Financial and WPP all take big tumbles. Provident was the first to fall, when its stock dropped by a whopping 72 per cent at one point on Tuesday. The Neil Woodford-…

      WPP Group may have little to advertise in its results, analysts predict

      Advertising group WPP might not be feeling so flashy after it releases its half year results on Wednesday, analysts are predicting, as fears over the future of the sector have wiped more than £4bn off the company's market value in recent months. The advertising giant, headed by Sir Martin Sorrell…

      While world moves on from Petya hack, Ukraine still suffering aftershocks

      The Petya hack may not have turned out to be the global phenomenon many feared, but the ransomware attack still has Ukraine reeling. Nick Bilogorskiy, a Ukrainian cybersecurity expert and cofounder of San Jose-based Cyphort, said in a recent email interview that his native country is still trying to…
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