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Topic: WPP

Martin Sorrell Addresses JWT Lawsuit, Acknowledging Sexism Is an Industrywide Problem

WPP CEO takes issue with Maurice Lévy's comments

At the 4A's Transformation conference in Miami today, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell wasted no time diving into one of the industry's most buzzed-about topics: the case against former J.…

JWT Names Spence Kramer, Known for Nike and Coke Work, as CEO of Atlanta Office

Perry Fair steps down after 4 years

Today J. Walter Thompson named Spence Kramer as chief executive officer of its Atlanta office, effective immediately. Kramer, who will manage JWT Atlanta's growth efforts and strategic direction moving forward, takes…

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.…

AKQA Acquires App Agency Potato

The deal brings WPP closer to 'frenemies' like Google

Recent merger and acquisition activity has mainly taken one of two forms. On one hand, consulting and technology firms seeking CMO dollars have gobbled up ad shops. Examples include Deloitte's acquisition…

Departing Ogilvy CEO Miles Young Reflects on Tempering a Proud Legacy With Humility

Building a global empire, but not 'an establishment brand'

For nearly 35 years, Miles Young's life has been built around Ogilvy & Mather, the agency where he consistently climbed the ranks, eventually becoming global CEO in 2008. Now with Young's…

WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell on the Future of Virtual Advertising

'The medium is becoming more important than the message'

BARCELONA, Spain—Sir Martin Sorrell is a fan of virtual reality. So far he's driven a rover on Mars, been strapped to the side of the International Space Station, visited a…

MEC Promotes 2 Employees in Top Management Shift

Bowden, Cortizo-Burgess get new roles

The GroupM media network MEC is making changes to its top management team: Stuart Bowden, formerly joint CEO of MEC in the U.K., is the new global chief strategy officer…

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