McCann Worldgroup Claims the 2019 Global Agency of the Year Crown for the First Time in Almost 2 Decades

The shop found a new sense of purpose after an especially big loss at the end of 2018

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After the U.S. Army left the shop in 2018, McCann Worldgroup came back with a fresh sense of self. Photography by Emily Winiker for Adweek

“We screwed up,” admits Harris Diamond, CEO of McCann Worldgroup, sitting in his loftlike New York office in Midtown Manhattan.

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This story first appeared in the Dec. 2, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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