Worldwide Partners, Inc., (WPI), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA, is one of the world's largest network of owner-operated, independent advertising agencies with over $2.4 billion in advertising billings under management. WPI currently has 65 + partner agencies in over 40 countries with over 140 offices worldwide.
The agency partners own Worldwide Partners rather than Worldwide Partners owning the agencies. Each partner agency owns 100 shares of Worldwide Partners stock. WPI currently has over 20 clients being serviced worldwide by partner agencies, including 3M, Visit California, Caterpillar, Dana, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Group Santander and Bristol Myers Squibb.
John Harris is President/CEO, Lisa Kettman-Kervinen is Executive Region Director of EMEA operations out of Finland, and Aw Tai Heng is Executive Region Director of Asia Pacific operations out of Singapore.
Worldwide Partners started with five founding agencies in 1938 in the Southwestern part of the United States as a way for advertising agencies to share management insights and best practices in the burgeoning ad industry. One of the founding partners, Mithoff Burton in El Paso, Texas, is still a part of Worldwide Partners today.
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