Reluctant Romeo WPP Group has finally moved in with Tempus Group, its formerly resistant but now ardently eager Juliet.

Yesterday (Tuesday) saw four senior WPP executives join the thirteen-strong Tempus board to guard the dowry during the nuptial period.

The Praetorian Guard is led by WPP finance director Christopher Sweetland and Charles Courtier, chief executive of WPP’s global network Media Edge, with which Tempus will be merged.

Also eyeballing the Tempus contingent are Media Edge’s European ceo Hans-Willem Germeraad and his finance director Tom Handy.

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