I-Hsien Sherwood
Jun 23, 2016

VaynerMedia CEO takes responsibility for sexist Cannes email

A vendor sent the party invitation, but "when you're the CEO, it's your fucking fault".

Gary Vaynerchuk

Despite the increased visibility of gender equality efforts in the ad industry, a brazenly sexist party invitation made the rounds at Cannes on Wednesday. An invitation email for a party thrown by VaynerMedia and Thrillist demanded attractive females and models only and directed potential attendees to send recent untouched photos or link to social media profiles.

Ad consultant Cindy Gallop brought the email to the attention of VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk, who responded...

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