Adweek interviewed incoming DDB North America CEO and President Wendy Clark, and the Q&A included the following:
How will you measure success?
The highest metric is going to be the recruitment and retention of talent. If you’ve got the talent, and you’ve got people who want to put every ounce of their energy and their thinking into creating our clients’ businesses and outcomes, then the other things will fall into place. The awards and the revenue growth and everything else will come from peoples’ belief and desire to create the best work of their life.
Great. Clark’s imperative for recruitment and retention of talent makes no reference to diversity. As previously predicted, expect Clark to divert diversity by improving opportunities for White women at DDB. Thank heaven Omnicom Chief Diversity Officer Tiffany R. Warren is there to ensure other minority groups are addressed—when she’s not too busy dealing with ADCOLOR® Awards.
BTW, why does Clark’s photo look like a promotional shot for a network sitcom?