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Spencer Wong quits McCann & Spencer after 12 years

The boss of McCann & Spencer has resigned from the agency after more than a decade as network restructures its  Hong Kong operations.

Spencer Wong, whom the agency was renamed after in 2015, has left to “pursue other interests”, the agency confirmed in a statement.

Following his departure, the McCann & Spencer agency will be reincorporated back into McCann Worldgroup Hong Kong and under the overall leadership of the existing network management – Brandon Cheung, Jaslin Goh and Florence Kong.

Wong joined McCann Hong Kong in 2006 as executive creative director for Greater China, and was soon promoted to managing director, Hong Kong. 

In 2015, the Hong Kong office was renamed McCann & Spencer to give greater prominence to the role of Wong as he was promoted to the position of CEO and creative chairman.

One of the biggest names in Hong Kong creative circles, Wong made headlines when he publicly granted his staff leave to attend the Occupy Central pro-democracy protests in 2014.

At the time, the agency said the name was a play on the name of British retailer Marks & Spencer.

The agency’s Asia president Charles Cadell: “We thank Spencer for his long and loyal service to the company. During his time with McCann, he contributed greatly to our clients’ business success and provided a level of creative quality unparalleled in Hong Kong. We wish him all the best in the next stage of his career.”

 Wong has been contacted for comment.

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