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Topic: WPP

Target Consolidates Media Business at GroupM After 46-Year Relationship With Haworth

But shift could open up an agency opportunity with Walmart

Target announced today it is consolidating its media planning and buying business at GroupM, ending the retail giant's decades-long relationship with Haworth Marketing + Media. Target, which spent over $600 million…

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…

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…

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