In the end it doesn't really matter, as Joel Ewanick is no longer working at General Motors. But curiosity over what led to his departure is still keen, and this latest story from Bloomberg offers further insight into the situation.
According to reports from Adweek and The Wall Street Journal, General Motors is sticking with in-house ad agency, Commonwealth. This news comes despite the fact that GM recently informed Joel Ewanick, the brains behind the firm, that his services were no longer necessary. These reports further speculation that it was more than just a botched sponsorship deal with sports team Manchester United that led to the global marketing boss' demise.
Ewanick's other high-profile decisions at GM included
General Motors Global Marketing Chief Joel Ewanick is no longer with the company. A press release issued by GM states that Ewanick had "elected to resign immediately," while a report by Automotive News claims he was dismissed, with GM spokesman Greg Martin commenting, "He failed to meet the expectations the company has of an employee." With no further elaboration, it's impossible to say what circumstances led to Ewanick's abrupt departure, but his rather short two-year tenure at the company is a
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