Campbell Ewald's CEO Has Been Fired Amid Fallout Over a Staffer's Racist Email

Jim Palmer out after 'Ghetto Days' note came to light

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In a two-sentence news release this morning, Interpublic Group announced it has terminated Campbell Ewald CEO Jim Palmer and handed leadership to agency president Kevin Wertz.

While the agency has not stated the reason behind the firing, the move comes just days after Adweek's AgencySpy blog revealed that a white creative leader at the agency's San Antonio office had sent an email in October 2015 inviting staffers to take part in "Ghetto Day." 

"Also please share with the teams that today is officially Ghetto Day in the SA, and we're inviting our Big D homebitches to cycle in and pop a freak with us," the email said.

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