Stan Richards’ Crisis Put a Spotlight on His Polarizing Way of Running an Agency

‘It’s the weirdest place I’ve ever worked'

Stan Richards founded his eponymous agency 44 years ago in Dallas. The Richards Group
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It was only last week that The Richards Group found itself embroiled in controversy due to racial remarks made by its founder, Stan Richards. But the Dallas-based agency’s rapid, downward spiral has brought a new level of attention to its culture and the leadership style of Richards, who at nearly 90 years old, remained actively involved with the agency until “firing” himself days ago.  

@Minda_Smiley Minda Smiley is an agencies reporter at Adweek.