Monday, February 21, 2011

8539: C’MON WHITE MAN! Episode 6.

(MultiCultClassics credits ESPN’s C’MON MAN! for sparking this new, semi-regular blog series.)

AdScam reported JWT recently held a post-Super Bowl meeting to review commercials that ran during the big game. The panel of seven executives that stood before the entire agency was completely comprised of White men. Meanwhile, the shop walls were plastered with posters celebrating Black History Month. Guess JWT’s stellar diversity ad hasn’t yet reeled in any colored candidates. Then again, JWT honcho Bob Jeffrey did insist that Mad Men was an effective recruitment tool. Plus, Jeffrey has pontificated on his concept of Idea Racism. Whatever. It appears JWT has not progressed beyond the days of the Commodore—no relation to the Commodores.


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