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advertisement advertisement advertisement For Fast Company’ s Shape of Tomorrow series , we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order . advertisement advertisement Since taking the chief executive chair at WPP in 2018, Mark Read has overseen a period of substantial and existential change within the world’s largest advertising company. He merged legacy, decades-old ad agency brands with the company’s newer digital marketing firms. J. Walter Thompson and Wunderman combined to create Wunderman Thompson, while Y&R and VML created VMLY&R. Last year he combined Grey and AKQA into a single company, called AKQA Group. a new wave of independent creative shops , who are all looking to snag a piece of WPP’s traditionally massive market share. Read spoke to Fast Company … [Read more...] about Why WPP wants to be the LVMH of post-COVID-19 advertising
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