Friday, May 04, 2018

14132: Recalling Pudding Pops.

The New York Times noted how the Bill Cosby verdict inspired many organizations to recall, rescind and revoke various honors bestowed over the years. Has the advertising industry quietly taken back any trophies? Adland salutes include Advertising Age’s 1978 Star Presenter of the Year, AAF President’s Award for Contributions to Advertising and the 2011 ADCOLOR® Lifetime Achievement Award. Hey, if the 4As erased its “100 People Who Make Advertising Great” recognition for ousted The Martin Agency Chief Creative Officer Joe Alexander, surely Cosby deserves to lose his prizes. Then again, given the industry’s chronic cultural cluelessness and diversity denials, officials are probably uncomfortable announcing punitive actions against the iconic celebrity.

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