Mindshare’s global CEO and founder Nick Emery has been let go. According to its parent company, WPP’s GroupM, he has “left the business with immediate effect following a clear breach of the company’s code of conduct.”
GroupM CEO Christian Juhl is taking on the role of interim CEO at Mindshare until a permanent successor is appointed, the company said.
Juhl said in a statement that GroupM and its agencies “believe everyone should experience an inclusive and respectful workplace culture.”
“Inappropriate and offensive behavior is not tolerated in our company, and when we see any employee breach our code of conduct, we take swift action,” he said.
Juhl added that Mindshare is “made up of thousands of dedicated professionals who deliver our promise of making advertising work better for people around the world. We know they share our vision and values and are focused on the future of the business and the needs of their clients.”
The company did not elaborate further. Emery co-founded Mindshare in 1997 and has been with the agency since then.