Martin Sorrell


Watch CNBC's full interview with S4 Capital's Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell, S4 Capital founder and executive chairman, joins 'Closing Bell' to discuss whether he's concerned about Apple's new privacy features and what it could mean for the ad industry. He also discusses the company's entrance into the China market.
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Martin Sorrell on how S4 Capital is disrupting the legacy agency model

Even as vaccines roll out and caseloads decrease, the world will likely be forever changed by a pandemic that accelerated preexisting trends across all facets of daily life. That is certainly true of the future of white-collar work, like much of the work done across the advertising industry. Agencies and their partners are likely to adopt a flexible approach to work that meets new demands from employees — a change Martin Sorrell is ready to face at S4 Capital, the digital marketing holding company he launched after his exit from WPP in 2018.
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Sir Martin Sorrell’s advertising agency adopts hybrid working

Sir Martin Sorrell’s advertising agency, S4 Capital, has terminated several office leases as staff are being encouraged to adopt flexible hybrid working practices. The boss, who resigned from his previous firm, WPP following allegations of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace, said creativity is not being lost by the arrangements. “We...

Looks Like Martin Sorrell's Days As 'Pay King' Of Adland Are Well Behind Him

S4 Capital documents show that executive chairman Martin Sorrell’s total compensation from the firm last year was around $300,000 including salary, taxable benefits, bonuses and pension. That’s a pretty sharp fall from Sorrell’s “pay king” days when he was the highest paid executive in Adland. Different time and different company,...
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Sir Martin Sorrell ‘optimistic’ for Covid rebound but predicts tougher 2023

The former WPP chief Martin Sorrell has said he is “extremely optimistic” about the economic recovery and the prospects for the ad market this year and next as the Covid pandemic subsides and stimulus programmes take effect, but expressed caution further ahead when governments to impose tax rises to pay for their emergency borrowing.
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Capital Calls: Martin Sorrell can shrug off WPP pay spat

Concise insights on global finance. PAYING PEANUTS. Martin Sorrell doesn’t have to worry much about the money his former employer refuses to pay him. S4 Capital (SFOR.L), which the 76-year-old founded after he was ousted by WPP, on Tuesday raised its target for full-year organic revenue growth this year to 30% from 25% after winning clients including BMW (BMWG.DE) and Mondelez (MDLZ.O).
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Martin Sorrell in legal battle with former employer WPP over payout

Sir Martin Sorrell has called in the lawyers after his former employer WPP said it was refusing to pay out hundreds of thousands of pounds in share awards, alleging he leaked confidential information to the media following his bitter departure from the advertising firm he founded. Sorrell resigned from WPP...

WPP blocks share options for Martin Sorrell over media leaks

WPP has risked fuelling further acrimony with its founder and former chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell by refusing to pay him outstanding bonuses. The advertising agency said it had blocked share awards from 2016 and 2017 amid claims he leaked information about the business. In its annual report, WPP said:...