WPP at a glance


WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. We are made up of leading companies in:

Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management (formerly known as Consumer Insight); Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; Direct, Digital, Promotion & Relationship Marketing; Specialist Communications

Facts & figures

Number of employees almost 175,000 (including associates)
Number of offices 3,000
Number of countries 110
Reported revenues £11.0bn (as at 31 December 2013)
Reported billings £46.2bn (as at 31 December 2013)
Market capitalisation £13.0bn (as at April 2013)

Recognition & awards

  • Member: FTSE100, Euro FT300, Forbes Global 2000, FTSE4Good Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
  • For the third year running, WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
  • For the second year running, WPP was ranked Most Effective Holding Company, Globally, in the 2013 Effie Effectiveness Index.
  • In addition, WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 40th Annual One Show Awards 2013.
  • In 2013, Global Corporate Venturing named WPP Digital the Most Influential Unit in the Services Sector.
  • In December 2012, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell was named Britain’s Most Admired Leader by Management Today and received the UK Marketing Society’s Outstanding Leadership Award.
  • During 2012/13, WPP’s sustainability program was recognised with six major awards, including the Global Award for Sustainability at the Golden Peacock Awards 2012.
  • In 2013, WPP’s Annual Report received Gold Awards at the International ARC Awards and LACP Vision Awards.
  • WPP’s global newspaper and ebook, The WIRE, is consistently ranked in the Top 50 worldwide for Internal Communications Materials in the LACP Inspire Award

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