Advertising Age Article Abstract
NYC Ad Agencies Scramble to Hit Diversity Targets
As City Reveals Minority Goals, Mad Ave. Giants Start Recruitment Drives
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Tall, tanned, silver-haired and distinctly WASP-y, Bill Gray, co-CEO of Ogilvy North America, is not exactly the person you'd expect to lead advertising's charge to attract and retain minorities. But since New York City's Commission on Human Rights ended its investigation of Ogilvy and 15 other New York ad agencies, Mr. Gray has become an evangelist for diversity hiring. He has to be: Ogilvy and its brethren are under more pressure than ever after the commission last week released agencies' goals for minority hires in 2007. ...