Ad Agency Diversity Hearing Goes Sweet and Sour

3 Minute Ad Age, Sept. 25, 2008

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- What a difference two years can make. At the first hearing of New York City Council's Civil Rights Committee on ad agency diversity-hiring practices in 2006, no agency executives deigned to show up. But at the second hearing this week, no less than the new 4A's President Nancy Hill led a supplicant coterie of top agency officials into the council's chambers. Their public interaction with Committee Chairman Larry Seabrook was a sweet and sour affair that mirrored the contentious history of the issue.

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