David Blecken
Oct 2, 2019

Will a new CEO change McCann's fortunes in Japan?

We spoke with incoming McCann CEO Antony Cundy about his plans to challenge Dentsu-Hakuhodo dominance, and with outgoing leader Charles Cadell about what Japan taught him.

Antony Cundy

For nearly 60 years, McCann Worldgroup has been a solid, if unspectacular, presence in Japanese advertising. At its core is the redoubtable healthcare business McCann Health, a long-term market leader that has withstood the addition elsewhere in the network of a major tobacco account in the form of Philip Morris International’s Iqos brand.

Antony Cundy, who took over from Charles Cadell as chief executive yesterday, believes it is possible to transform the...

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