Walker is top candidate for WPP media job

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Christine Walker, 43, is tipped as the hot contender to head a WPP Group media operation after the news broke this week that she will leave her longtime role as U.K. chief executive of Zenith Media. WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell has been planning a joint media operation for J. Walter Thompson Co. and Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide for a long time and is believed to favor Ms. Walker to run it. The competition among U.K.-based media buying groups to hire Ms. Walker is expected to be keen.

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