It’s good to talk – let’s do lunch

I read with interest your speculative news story about CIA: – a) Doing a placing and announcing an acquisition; b) Holding talks with Omnicom about selling a stake in our company.

I read with interest your speculative news story about CIA:

a) Doing a placing and announcing an acquisition;

b) Holding talks with Omnicom about selling a stake in our company.

The first one’s right and the second wrong. Since no one even bothered to speak to us, I suppose that’s not bad.

If having breakfast or lunch to keep in touch and compare notes on the market is your definition of “holding talks”, you should know that I have done that with Martin Sorrell, Phil Geier, Bruce Crawford, Bob Seelert, Crispin Davies… I was doing that last year and probably will be doing so next year.

As far as our strategy is concerned, there aren’t any secrets – it’s all written down on pages two to five of our 1996 annual report.

Chris Ingram

Executive chairman

CIA

London SE

CIA was given every opportunity to respond on both points – Editor

Latest from Marketing Week

PLEASE SIGN IN OR REGISTER. IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and inspiration that will help you develop as a marketer and leader.

Register and receive the best content from the only title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work, so we can make Marketing Week more relevant to you.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team and columnists will ask the biggest questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we will be your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Dedicated to developing your skills and helping you achieve marketing excellence. Find guidance on leadership, professional development and the latest industry jobs.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here