War of words as Publicis defends Sapient buyout

sapient nitroWhile Publicis chairman and chief executive Maurice Levy labelled Sapient a “crown jewel” in the announcement, the chief executive of rival ad group WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, said the move “looks like the behaviour of a jilted lover.” In a call with reporters following the announcement Levy hit back: “I don’t know what Martin knows about love. I don’t believe that’s his area of expertise. If it’s about hatred, it’s an area where he has a lot of talent. When it comes to love, he should leave it to the French.”

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