In November 2018, CEO Mark Read, announced the consolidation of J. Walter Thompson, the world’s oldest advertising agency, with digital network Wunderman, to become Wunderman Thompson. This new super-agency brings together creativity, data and technology, employing 25,000 people across 200 locations and 90 global markets.
Wunderman Thompson have selected AddIn365’s products and services to boost Office 365’s native capabilities and help Wunderman Thompson employees to adopt new ways of working.
With a wide range of technologies in use throughout WPP Group, a broad consolidation programme will deliver a standard set of workplace tools, so that technology is used more consistently. This will empower WPP employees to create, share and communicate with one another easily, when working to deliver world-class projects for their customers.
Wunderman Thompson have set out to establish a new global gold standard, delivering their technology consolidation in months, where the norm for a 25,000 person organisation with multiple operating companies is often set in years. At the same time, WPP Group would have a proven technology platform and rapid integration approach, to manage their global consolidation.
WPP Group have long been invested in the Office 365 platform and AddIn365 products and services. It was therefore an obvious choice on which to base Wunderman Thompson’s new digital workplace experience.
Suzy Dean, CEO at AddIn365 has today said, “we are really pleased to be supporting WPP in their consolidation efforts. We recognise that it is critical in any M&A scenario that employees can work collaboratively from day one. AddIn Work Hub can meet this need.”