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Publicis and Omnicom Break Up Before They Get Together

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Ad giants Publicis and Omnicom, who announced plans to merge last summer, have called the deal off, “in view of difficulties in completing the transaction within a reasonable timeframe,” according to a statement from the two companies.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.