CEO Mark Read responds after Greenpeace protested about climate crisis at WPP beach at Cannes Lions.
Other sporting bodies have already removed sanctions relating to protests.
Hong Kong Strike group calls on the advertising industry to protest the government by stopping work throughout next week.
When fashion brands co-opt protest to bridge the gap between politics and youth, it can bring people together behind a cause. But not all get it right.
As more brands, including Versace, Coach and CK, suffer consumer ire over geographical gaffes in China, analysts say the events underscore the need to get serious about China-centric strategy.
Some Chinese mainland Weibo users are calling for a boycott on the brand after it closed a store on the day of the city's general strike.
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