Topic: Cindy Gallop

Are Agencies Finally Ready to Confront the 'Rot at the Top of the Industry'?

Diversity advocates hope we've reached a tipping point

The advertising industry's top women are done mincing words. "A cancer" is how 4A's President Nancy Hill describes the agency world's lingering gender bias and racial insensitivity.  "The industry has a huge…

Diversity Advocates Are Dumbfounded as Saatchi Chairman Claims Gender Bias Is 'Over'

Kevin Roberts urged to apologize

Depressing. Damaging. Nonsense. Dead wrong. These are just a few of the many terms being used to describe Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts' recent comments on women in advertising, and…

Bayer Disowns Controversial Lion-Winning Ad, Saying BBDO Made It Just to Win Awards

AlmapBBDO paid for the ad to run in Brazil

CANNES, France—In a remarkable turn of events, Bayer has now distanced itself from a controversial Brazilian aspirin ad made by AlmapBBDO that won a bronze Lion in Cannes—and which caused…

Cindy Gallop Wants Everyone at Cannes to Film Themselves Having Sex This Year

Getting over our hangups is good, she says, and great for business

CANNES, France—It's been a relatively sleepy Sunday here at the Cannes Lions festival, with most delegates just arriving or still on their way into town. But naturally there wasn't an…

Cindy Gallop Says Cancellation of SXSW Anti-Harassment Panels Shows Industry's Gender Imbalance

Festival reinstates one event after backlash

Speaking at the 3 Percent Conference in New York on Tuesday, Cindy Gallop—founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld and former chief of BBH New York—called on ad agencies and brands to…

New Cannes Award Honors Creative Work That Shatters Gender Bias

It’s time for a Glass Lion

Industry activist Cindy Gallop said she is shocked over her selection as jury president for the new Cannes Glass Lion award, considering she's been a bit of a thorn in…

Hire 3 Women to Disrupt White-Male Hegemony

Small steps can help the New Creativity flourish

Last month, Business Insider published an article headlined “Why Advertising’s Most Powerful Creative Thinks So Few Women Are Able to Break Through,” quoting Susan Hoffman, ecd of Wieden+Kennedy, as saying:…

JWT Preps Mock Funeral for Advertising

Shop trades panelists for eulogists during Advertising Week

It will either be a blast or a brilliant mistake, to quote Elvis Costello. But JWT, with its mock memorial service for advertising on Monday, will at least smash the…