The Martin Agency Releases Internal Memo Promising to 'Get Better' in Wake of Harassment Scandal

Note clarifies that CCO Joe Alexander was forced out

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After nearly a week’s worth of stories about the departure of chief creative officer Joe Alexander amid a series of sexual harassment claims, the leadership of The Martin Agency issued an all-staff memo today promising to “get better.”

The note, written by CEO Matt Williams and president and COO Beth Rilee-Kelley of the Richmond, Va., agency, also clarifies that Alexander was forced out by leadership, rather than resigning by choice as he told Adweek.

“The past year has revealed some painful but important truths about workplaces all over America,” the all-staff note reads.



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