This summer, IPG released its 2019 EEOC data in response to industry demand for transparency into agencies’ demographic makeup. And like most holding companies, the numbers showed that a gap remains between advertising staffing and what society looks like.
IPG has long been one of the most vocal holding companies about its desire to create industry change. Outgoing CEO Michael Roth had talked about how executive compensation is tied to hitting specific diversity metrics. In a memo to staffers in June, he said that the current state of affairs is a “tipping point, when meaningful change and progress are being demanded to address a situation centuries in the making.”