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Topic: WPP

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…

How Vine's Hunky Goofball Logan Paul Plans to Become a Mainstream Superstar

Brands are smitten. Will Hollywood be, too?

With his sandy blond hair, bright blue eyes and shredded physique, Logan Paul could have stepped from Greek lore. The 20-year-old social media megastar who's poised to become a millionaire…

Ogilvy Has Named a New Global CEO

John Seifert succeeds Miles Young after months of speculation

The speculation about a successor to Miles Young is over: John Seifert is the new Ogilvy & Mather worldwide CEO, effective immediately. Young will continue as worldwide chairman until Sept.…

Fullscreen Sets Up an Influencer Marketing Group Dedicated to GroupM and WPP Clients

New template for how to work with agencies

Between key executive hires and a forthcoming subscription service, Fullscreen hasn't been shy about its ambitions for 2016. And just five days into the new year, it's starting to make…

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