Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia's estimated £200 million European media ...

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

  • Publicis Groupe's ZenithOptimedia's estimated £200 million European media business for O2, including the £50 million account in the UK, has been snatched away from them, following an intervention from Havas Media stakeholder and Vivendi chairman, Vincent Bolloré.

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