March 5, 2021

JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez resigns amid suit accusing him of racist, sexist comments

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By Patrick Coffee from Adweek Chief client team officer Tamara Ingram immediately assumes the role One week after JWT global communications chief Erin Johnson filed a discrimination suit against agency chairman and CEO Gustavo Martinez, the embattled executive has resigned. The agency’s parent company confirmed in a statement on its home page this morning that […]

Massive ad industry merger collapses

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By Aaron Taube From Business Insider The $35 billion merger between Omnicom and Publicis Groupe SA has been called off, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. The merger, first announced this past July, would have created the world’s largest advertising holding company, dethroning current No. 1 WPP. The two companies confirmed the Wall Street […]