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Minda Smiley

Minda Smiley is an agencies reporter at Adweek. She covers the agency landscape, writing about the work itself as well as how agencies are adapting to ever-changing client needs. She previously covered topics like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, diversity and inclusion in the ad industry and the Super Bowl for The Drum. Minda grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. and attended Penn State before moving to New York to receive her M.A. in journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.


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Stan Richards’ Crisis Put a Spotlight on His Polarizing Way of Running an Agency

Leadership & Talent

‘It’s the weirdest place I’ve ever worked,’ summarized a former employee.

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IPG’s Q3 Earnings Take Slight Hit as Covid-19 Fallout Continues

Data & Insights

The holding company continues to shed real estate and reduce its workforce.

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Philippe Krakowsky Succeeds Michael Roth as IPG CEO

C-Suite

He’ll take on the new role at the start of next year.

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

Leadership & Talent

Motel 6, Home Depot and Keurig Dr Pepper cut ties with The Richards Group after he referred to a campaign idea as "too Black."

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Keurig Dr Pepper, Salvation Army and H-E-B Are Latest to Cut Ties With The Richards Group

Agencies

Their decisions come after Motel 6 fired the agency upon learning about racial remarks made by its founder.

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McCann CEO Harris Diamond Is Retiring, Handing Reins to COO Bill Kolb

Leadership & Talent

His retirement marks the end of an 8-year run at the IPG agency.

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Mindshare Fires Global CEO Nick Emery for ‘Clear’ Breach of Company Conduct

Agencies

The CEO of its parent company, GroupM, said "inappropriate and offensive behavior" is not tolerated.

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Motel 6 Fires The Richards Group After Agency Founder Calls Ad Concept ‘Too Black’

Brand Marketing

Home Depot is also ending its relationship following Stan Richards’ remarks.

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Mailchimp’s Latest Offering Caters to Small Agencies and Freelancers

Agencies

A colorful campaign from R/GA is helping the brand spread the word about its new program.