Omnicom CEO John Wren Criticizes Wendy Clark for Leaving DDB ‘in the Middle of a Crisis’

On Q1 earnings call, he called out her recent departure to Dentsu Aegis Network

Omnicom CEO John Wren said he was 'shocked and put off' by Wendy Clark's departure. Wren: Getty Images / Clark: Dentsu Aegis Network

While much of Omnicom CEO John Wren’s first-quarter earnings call today was spent on the impact Covid-19 has had on the agency holding company, he raised some eyebrows when he took a break from financial updates to share his feelings about the departure of former DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark.

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@Minda_Smiley Minda Smiley is deputy Agencies editor at Adweek.