Global agency WRG has closed its Hong Kong office after scaling back its operations over the last year.

The live and experiential agency said the decision will allow the company to focus its priorities around key territories and building its all-round offering for new and existing clients.

The restructuring follows a review of WRG’s strategic priorities led by CEO Russ Lidstone and reflects the direction WRG is taking, with greater emphasis on continuing its creative edge in target sectors globally.

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Lidstone praised the Hong Kong team for their expertise in conceiving and delivering award-winning campaigns over the last four years. Led by Beatrice Remy, managing director, Asia, WRG Hong Kong was awarded Gold Event Agency of the Year alongside five other creative and marketing regional and local awards.

Lidstone said: "Like any global business we’re always looking at how best to service our operations around the world. "We are very proud of our WRG team in Hong Kong and the work they have done in devising and delivering gold standard campaigns. "The decisions we are making bear no reflection of their teamwork, skill and dedication but more about WRG’s strategic direction on a global scale. We continue to service our global clients in Asia."

This article was first published on citmagazine.