Stan Richards Departs the Agency He Founded After Fallout Over Calling a Campaign 'Too Black'

Motel 6, Home Depot and Keurig Dr Pepper cut ties with The Richards Group this week

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Stan Richards, who founded The Richards Group 44 years ago in Dallas, is leaving the agency amid a cloud of controversy and multiple key client departures.

Glenn Dady, who joined The Richards Group in 1980, will assume full responsibility for all agency operations, according to an announcement sent to Adweek by The Richards Group this evening. Dady, principal and creative director at The Richards Group, was named Richards’ successor in December.

Richards’ departure comes just days after longtime client Motel 6 fired



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