It was the resignation heard ’round the world. This weekend, WPP CEO Martin Sorrell announced he was leaving his own company, one he acquired as a wire basket manufacturer and turned into an unprecedented marketing juggernaut.
Here at Adweek, we had already recorded our weekly podcast, “Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad,” when the news broke, so we decided to give Sorrell’s abrupt departure its own bonus episode.
In this 18-minute chat, Adweek editorial director James Cooper and creative editor David Griner discuss Sorrell’s rise to power, his dizzying intellect, the struggles that dogged his final days at WPP and our predictions on how the corporation might emerge from this transition.
As for our full episode this week, that one’s packed with news and insights too. We welcome Adweek tech staff writer Marty Swant to talk about the rise of the Chief Privacy Officer, along with Facebook’s (related) time in the Congressional spotlight.
Stream it here: