Around this time in 2018, WPP CEO Mark Read instituted a hiring freeze at the White holding company. This year, Read is opting to ice companies, shedding Kantar and
shitting shutting down iStrategyLabs and JWT Inside—the former having been acquired by the global parent of the latter in 2016. Ironically, JWT Inside specialized in recruitment and employee engagement campaigns. It’s sorta like WPP is letting firms play musical chairs—with electric chairs. Sit down and get zapped out of existence, WPPeons!
Merry Fucking Christmas!