EXCLUSIVE: Mark Read details the thinking behind the move, including what role AI may have played.
The European digital agency has been on a growth tear in the US, which now accounts for nearly half its business.
WPP agency has created a new design group to house Made Thought and two other design agencies it has majority stakes in.
Discussions have taken place in recent months.
It might take up to six months to name a leader in the region, says AKQA CEO Ajaz Ahmed.
The streaming audio giant dropped US$235 million on the podcast advertising and hosting platform.
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