Tag: Advertising

Archived: Model in Dove Ad Speaks Out: 'I'm Not a Victim'

The Black model who appeared in a Dove ad that garnered negative attention for its racist message claims that critics may have jumped the gun before knowing the full commercial’s intended message. “I am not a victim,” said Lola Ogunyemi in an op-ed for The Guardian. However, the commercial clip,…

Archived: 'Women don't aspire to be leaders' says Saatchi Chairman

UPDATE: 8/3/16 11:03 A.M. Saatchi & Saatchi Executive Chairman Kevin Roberts will resign from his position, effective September 1, following his comments during a Business Insider interview regarding gender diversity in the ad industry. Roberts was already slated to retire in May 2017. “When discussing with Business Insider evolving career…

Archived: 'Sexist' and 'Racist' JWT CEO Resigns Amid Lawsuit

J. Walter Thompson (JWT) CEO Gustavo Martinez officially stepped down a week after a lawsuit accused the former executive of repeated sexist and racist behavior, including calling Black people “monkeys” and “apes,” referring to Jewish people as “those f****** Jews” and telling at least one female employee he wanted to…