"It was always my intention to hand the business over once the merger was complete."
AGENCY REPORT CARD: See Wunderman Thompson's overall grade and our detailed report breaking down its 2019 performance in terms of leadership, creativity, innovation, business growth, and people/diversity initiatives.
Heyday founder Luke Pierson will lead the newly merged agency, as JWT MD Simon Lendrum resigns.
In a campaign by JWT Bangkok, Midea tries to connect its air conditioners to the true story of a Brazilian model who lost a leg in a car accident.
Ogilvy Malaysia will no longer share resources with JWT, now Wunderman Thompson. Nizwani Shahar and Campbell Cannon step up as co-CEOs, with Kurt Novack appointed to the creative driving seat.
In what turned out to its final year under its venerable name, JWT did better than you might think. See the last grade we'll ever give J Walter Thompson.
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