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; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; Digital, eCommerce & Shopper Marketing; Specialist Communications

Facts & figures

Number of employees over 205,000 (including associates and investments)
Number of offices 3,000+
Number of countries 112
Reported revenues £14.4bn (as at December 2016)
Reported billings £55.2bn (as at December 2016)
Market capitalisation £22.2bn (as at 12 April 2017)

Recognition & awards

  • Member: FTSE100, Euro FT300, Forbes Global 2000, FTSE4Good Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
  • Harvard Business Review ranked WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell No.2 in the world among Best Performing CEOs in 2016.
  • WPP named Holding Company of the Year at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for seven consecutive years.
  • WPP ranked Most Effective Holding Company, Globally, in 2017 Effie Effectiveness Index for sixth year running.
  • WPP named Warc’s most effective Holding Company 2017 for third year running.
  • WPP’s Annual Report took two Platinum Awards for excellence and ranked No.3 in world and No.2 in EMEA at world’s largest annual report competition, LACP 2016.
  • WPP’s global newspaper, The WIRE, is consistently ranked among Top 50 worldwide in LACP Inspire Awards.

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