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Jens Monsees, who became CEO of digital transformation firm WPP AUNZ in October 2019, has stepped down from that role following the completion of a process that sees the AUNZ branch become a fully-integrated business within WPP globally. At the same time, WPP AUNZ has ceased listing on the ASX.

The very best years for building tall ships were not during the buccaneering age of pirates and privateers. Instead, they followed the introduction of the steam engine — a coal-fired innovation that supercharged the transformation of commerce on the high seas. Before then, merchant vessels typically spent anywhere from 40

“You cannot solve the problems of the future with the tools from the past.” That’s the view of Jens Monsees, CEO and Managing Director WPP AUNZ. He is not talking about technology. In an interview with Which-50, Monsees described how leadership requires an overhaul just as surely as business processes

WPP AUNZ says it has a received an unsolicited proposal from its majority shareholder WPP plc (“WPP plc”) to acquire all of the ordinary shares in WPP AUNZ that it does not already own at a price of A$0.55 per share in cash. For its part, WPP plc has reserved

business handshake deal

WPP AUNZ has acquired leading WA digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats.  As part of the agreement Meerkats will merge with Wunderman Thompson in WA, building the brand’s Perth capability to more than 50 employees and creating a specific experience and innovation practice.  The merged Wunderman Thompson and Meerkats

In a first for WPP worldwide, WPP AUNZ has launched an innovative new offering aimed at fostering growth in the Australian market – through new product development (NPD). Called Big, the new company will create new categories, new markets and new revenue for clients, using data to define the opportunity,

Broken piggy bank, bank, disruption

A perceived lack of trust has wiped billions of dollars worth of value from some of Australia’s largest brands, according to a new report. Despite a challenging year, Australia’s big banks are still among Australia’s most valuable brands, according to the BrandZ Top 40 Most Valuable Australian Brands report from

WPP AUNZ announced its Sydney-based digital marketing and media consultancy, Switched On, will join the Australian arm of global innovation and experience design agency AKQA. AKQA and Switched On are part of WPP AUNZ. The holding company said this union is in direct response to client interest and demand for

Mindshare Sydney has won the main media account for Red Bull in Australia — formerly held by Vizeum — and will be led by the agency’s client lead, Martin Newman. Part of WPP, Mindshare, a global media planning and buying agency will take on all strategy, planning and buying for

At Adobe Summit, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed additional details about the Open Data Initiative (ODI). As originally announced last September, Adobe, Microsoft and SAP have embarked on a new approach to business data that will help companies transform their customer experiences through real-time insights