Portrait of Minda Smiley

Minda Smiley

Minda Smiley is an agencies reporter at Adweek. She covers the agency landscape, writing about the work itself as well as how agencies are adapting to ever-changing client needs. She previously covered topics like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, diversity and inclusion in the ad industry and the Super Bowl for The Drum. Minda grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. and attended Penn State before moving to New York to receive her M.A. in journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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At 93 Years Old, Ginny Bahr Retires From Wunderman Thompson

Agencies

She started at the agency in 1951, when it was still known as J. Walter Thompson.

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These Are the Most 2020 Agency Holiday Cards

Year in Review

Eight shops that didn't shy away from the oddities and challenges of this year.

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MDC Partners and Stagwell Group Agree to Merge

Mergers & Acquisitions

The deal has been in the works since June.

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As Agencies Grapple With DEI, Some Lean Into Learning and Mentoring Initiatives

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In a year that’s gone virtual, shops are coming up with ways to share skills and advice with underrepresented students and creatives.

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Omnicom Appoints Emily Graham as Chief Equity and Impact Officer

C-Suite

Succeeding Tiffany R. Warren in the role, she joins from PR firm FleishmanHillard.

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Media Agency m/SIX Hires Belinda Smith as Americas CEO

C-Suite

She was previously a client of the WPP-backed network.

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Giant Spoon Hires Film Producer Kenny Mac to Run Diverse Marketing Practice

The Future of Agencies

The strategy-driven offering will aim to take multicultural messaging out of silos.

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Independent Agency The Shipyard Acquires Mering

Mergers & Acquisitions

The two shops are part of Worldwide Partners, a network of owner-operated agencies.

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Mindshare Names Adam Gerhart Global CEO

C-Suite

He replaces Nick Emery, who was ousted in October.