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      Martin Sorrel

      Founder and Executive Chairman WPP Plc
      • Business and Strategy
      • Advertising and Communications
      • Leadership
      • Performance and Strategy

      Sir Martin Sorrell widely respected as a visionary in the global media industry, founded the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group WPP. 

      Sir Martin advises several esteemed international business schools including Harvard and the London Business School, and is also a distinguished member of global advisory groups such as the World Economic Forum International Business.

      Sir Martin Sorrell is chief executive of WPP, one of the world’s leading communications and advertising companies and one of the UK’s most respected business voices.

      After leaving his role as CFO of Saatchi & Saatchi (where he was sometimes referred to as the third brother), in 1985 Sorrell privately invested in Wire Plastic Products, a British wire shopping basket manufacturer, and joined it full-time as Chief Executive in 1986. 

      He began to acquire below-the-line advertising-related companies, purchasing eighteen in three years, including a much-talked about hostile takeover of J. Walter Thompson (the huge New York ad agency). 

      Sorrell followed this in 1989 with another dramatic hostile $825 million buy of Ogilvy and Mather.Since 2000, WPP has also acquired two more integrated, global agency networks, Young & Rubicam Brands and Grey. 

      WPP is regarded as the driving force for the period of consolidation which has been going on within the communications industry for the last ten to fifteen years.


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      The speaking fees are determined by a variety of factors, including the date of the event, whether it is a virtual or in-person event, the duration, format, and amount of preparation required for their speech, among others. The cost of hiring any other top professional speakers or celebrities is the same. Please fill out the contact form or email us at info@noblespeakers.com with as much information as possible if you would like Sir Martin Sorrell to offer a keynote speech at your event. One of our knowledgeable and experienced representatives will contact you to discuss booking Sir Martin Sorrell and provide you with a quote.

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