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Topic: Gustavo Martinez

Watch the Video of JWT's Ex-CEO Making a Rape Joke at a Company Meeting

Footage will be evidence in employee's discrimination case

For the first time, the public can now see one of the incidents listed in a discrimination case against J. Walter Thompson's former CEO, Gustavo Martinez.  Filed by the agency's communications…

New Filing in JWT Discrimination Case Accuses Agency of 'Encouraging' CEO's Sexist Behavior

Plaintiff pushes for video to be entered as evidence

Lawyers representing JWT's chief communications officer, who is suing her agency over claims of discrimination, today filed a court document arguing that video footage of former CEO Gustavo Martinez joking…

Could the JWT CEO Scandal Become a Watershed Moment for Change?

Ad industry leaders said (almost) all the right things

Unlike 4A's conferences in recent memory, soul-searching was the underlying theme in Miami this year—mostly the result of the fallout from the case against former J. Walter Thompson CEO Gustavo…

Isolated or Endemic? 4A's Speakers Publicly Spar Over Ex-JWT CEO's Alleged Sexism, Racism

Nancy Hill and Maurice Lévy weigh in

4A's president Nancy Hill had some stern words for the industry on the opening day of the organization's Transformation conference in light of recent allegations against J. Walter Thompson's former CEO…

Will More Ad Industry Whistle Blowers Come Forward After JWT CEO's Resignation?

Case could inspire, or cause chilling effect

Agency executives and industry watchers remain divided about whether more ad industry whistleblowers will come forward in the wake of Erin Johnson's claims of sexism, racism and harassment by former…

Agency CEO's Downfall Leaves Ad Industry Questioning If It's Truly Left the Mad Men Era

Diversity advocates see mixed signals in ouster of JWT's Martinez

Facing accusations that he made frequent jokes about rape, Jews and African Americans, JWT's global CEO resigned this week, marking an abrupt reversal by his company—and sparking an industrywide moment…

JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez Resigns Amid Suit Accusing Him of Racist, Sexist Comments

Chief client team officer Tamara Ingram immediately assumes the role

One week after JWT global communications chief Erin Johnson filed a discrimination suit against agency chairman and CEO Gustavo Martinez, the embattled executive has resigned. The agency's parent company confirmed in…

Crisis Experts Say WPP May Have Been Too Hasty in Defending JWT's Accused CEO

Backing Martinez in discrimination case may prove precarious

When JWT's global spokeswoman filed a discrimination case against her own agency this month, parent company WPP quickly issued a statement saying its internal investigation had found no evidence that…

JWT's Parent Company Stands Behind CEO as Full List of Harassment Allegations Comes to Light

Lawsuit details 'unending stream of racist and sexist comments'

Erin Johnson's career had been on a constant upward trajectory for 20 years, culminating in her being named to her current job as chief communications officer for global agency JWT.…

JWT Global CEO Joked About Raping Employees and Made Racist Comments, Lawsuit Claims

Gustavo Martinez denies allegations in agency PR chief's discrimination suit

The global communications officer for WPP agency J. Walter Thompson has filed a discrimination suit claiming that CEO Gustavo Martinez made a series of jokes about raping female colleagues and…

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