Saturday, September 20, 2008
5963: Legal Threat? No Sweat.
Playing off its recent story about civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri, Advertising Age conducted a poll to see if ad people thought a lawsuit would work better than current efforts at solving the industry’s diversity dilemma. The final tally can be viewed above, with 57 percent voting no. The result is hardly surprising, demonstrating how Madison Avenue continues to pooh-pooh potential legal action or other intimidation tactics. Hell, ad men have been calling the bluff for over 50 years. Perhaps it’s time to make good on the threat and see what happens.