Staff Reporters
Feb 23, 2021

Wunderman Thompson’s growth pangs

AGENCY REPORT CARD: The year 2020 was meant to be the year the WPP creative shop left its integration challenges behind and launched full-tilt into the market. But, CEO Annette Male instead had to play defence.

Wunderman Thompson’s growth pangs

When Annette Male took over as the APAC head of Wunderman Thompson two years ago, her priority was helping piece together the agency’s disparate pieces to build a cogent entity. Just as she finalised her leadership team in the region, the Covid-19 pandemic put paid to any grandiose plans she may have had. Instead, Male, who was previously with Digitas, spent much of 2020 strengthening the agency’s defences, minimising job and business losses, all while trying to keep employees in 15 locations region-wide engaged and relatively happy.

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