Robert Sawatzky
Oct 23, 2019

W+K chairman lets loose on holding companies in staunch defence of independence

“I hate to be harsh, but someone else's tragedy can be our opportunity,” David Luhr said.

David Luhr speaks to Worldwide Partners global summit in Singapore Monday (October 21)

“I must say there’s nothing better than talking to a room full of independents,” WiedenKennedy chairman David Luhr enthused at the Worldwide Partners WPI global summit in Singapore this week. The bi-annual gathering brings together representatives of 70-plus independent agencies from around the world that are in WPI’s partner network.

Speaking on behalf of arguably the most successful independent ad agency on the planet, Luhr was clearly preaching to the converted and pulled...

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