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WPP Group's branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications division reported full-year 2011 like-for-like revenue growth of 6.9% to $10 billion, the holding company said Mar. 1. The unit, which includes direct, digital and interactive marketing agencies, also reported a slight like-for-like revenue decline in the fourth quarter. Havas, which also reported 2011 financials on Mar. 1, said revenue increased 5.6% organically to $2.1 billion, compared with the prior year.
Although 2012 is predicted to see historically high commodities prices — affecting both PepsiCo's and Coca-Cola's bottom line — each is committing a significant amount of cost-cutting to an increase in marketing spend in 2012.
Verizon Wireless reported record growth in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011, with a 7.7% year-over-year increase to $28.4 billion compared with Q4 2010, the company said in a Jan. 24 earnings statement. Revenue for the year rose 4% to a total of $110.9 billion, compared with the same period in 2010.
Google generated $37.9 billion in revenue during 2011, a 29% increase compared with the previous year. Revenue from advertising also increased 29% year-over-year to total $36.5 billion, contributing 96% of Google's overall revenue. The company increased its spending on sales and marketing by 62% compared with the previous year to $4.5 billion.
EBay recorded $11.7 billion in net revenue for 2011, a 27% increase compared with the prior year. The company's net income for the year also spiked, jumping 79% year-over-year to $3.2 billion.
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Sears Holdings Corp. posted a third-quarter net loss of $421 million, the company reported Nov. 17. Sears brand domestic comparable store sales declined 0.7% and subsidiary Kmart's comparable store sales declined 0.9%.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported on Nov. 15 third-quarter revenue of $110.2 billion, an 8.1% increase compared with the prior year.
The overall local media market will reach $149.4 billion by 2015 at an annual growth rate of 1.7%, according to a forecast from advisory firm BIA/Kelsey. Total local advertising revenues for 2011 will total $135.9 billion, a slight decrease compared with the $136.2 billion the firm forecasted back in March.
LinkedIn's marketing products generated $40.1 million in revenue for the third quarter, a 113% increase compared with the prior year, the company said Nov. 3. The segment delivered 29% of LinkedIn's total revenue for the quarter, which rose 126% to $139.5 million.
Advertising generated $317.7 million in revenue for AOL in the third quarter, an 8% increase compared with the prior year. The segment accounted for 60% of the company's total revenue, which dipped by 6% year-over-year to $531.7 million.
Holding company MDC Partners reported revenue of $238.2 million in the third quarter, an increase of 33.4% compared with the prior year. The company's strategic marketing services division generated $146.1 million in revenue, up 32.1% year-over-year, while revenue from the performance marketing services unit rose 35.4% year-over-year to $92.1 million.
WPP Group's third-quarter revenue hit $3.95 billion, a 13% increase compared with the prior year, the Dublin-based holding company reported on Oct. 28.
The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) reported revenue of $1.73 billion for the third quarter of 2011, an 8.7% growth increase compared with Q3 2010.
Harte-Hanks' third-quarter direct marketing revenue increased 0.6% to $151.9 million compared with Q3 2010, while direct marketing operating income declined 10.8% year-over-year to $20.5 million. The San Antonio, Texas-based company reported a decline in overall revenue in the quarter, decreasing 1.8% to $212.8 million compared with Q3 2010.
Amazon.com reported a third quarter net sales increase of 44% to $10.88 billion compared with the third quarter of 2010. Third quarter marketing expenses increased 53.5% to $370 million compared with Q3 2010.
Office Depot's sales for the third quarter of 2011 decreased 2% to $2.8 billion compared with the third quarter of 2010, the company reported on Oct. 25.
Agency holding company Publicis Groupe reported $1.9 billion in revenue in the third quarter, a 6.4% increase compared with the previous year. Its North American business, which accounted for 49% of Publicis' overall revenue, generated $947 million, up 5.5% year-over-year, according to an earnings report released Oct. 20.
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