Former Grayling CEO Murphy will advise the WE executive team while continuing to head up his own firm Michael Murphy &.
He commented: "There is no other agency out there like Waggener Edstrom. I’ve been watching them for the past few years and believe they are primed incredibly well for the growth they seek. I’m thrilled to be working with them to help them reach their goals."
Melissa Waggener Zorkin, CEO and founder of Waggener Edstrom, added: "We are always looking for new ways to evolve, to attract the brightest and the best, and to encourage fresh perspective to better serve our clients.
"Michael’s global mindset and experience offer Waggener Edstrom a strong advantage as we pursue higher levels of global growth."
In January Murphy was appointed chairman of marketing firm Waypoint Partners.