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‘Quit’ This: Ad Industry Indictment Hits Home

In “Why I Quit,” a presumably black ad executive expressed his swan song [A&C, Jan. 14]. He lamented five initiatives for change in the advertising industry. He pleaded that agency staffers stop backstabbing, race baiting, sucking up to clients and cutting corners and that they simply “grow up.”

He also diminished advertising to mere hucksterism, decrying the craft as “manipulation for profit,” and suggesting everything we earn is “all dirty money.”

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