How Holding Company CEOs Are Addressing Systemic Racism Internally

Adweek spoke with five to find out if, and how, they plan to hold themselves accountable

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As protesters across the country continue to march against racism and police brutality, many hope that advertising agencies will have their moment of reckoning by finally addressing racist systems and power structures—and enact change after decades of stagnation.

“It is appalling that in this industry, where we pride ourselves on being the most creative people on the planet, that we can’t mobilize a creative response to addressing the disparities of race inside the companies that we operate,” a senior agency employee told Adweek.

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