Jess Smith, the recently hired director for the magazine division of a small contract publishing house in Manhattan, faces a dilemma when a client wants their company to images that produce personal beliefs go against Smith. A project that she has inherited images of a heavy metal band posing with anti-Christian and Satanic / devil worshiping images. A Christian Smith finds this blasphemous images and also believed to promote it, it is both behavior harmful to society and congruent … Read more »

Jess Smith, the recently hired director for the magazine division of a small contract publishing house in Manhattan, faces a dilemma when a client wants their company to images that produce personal beliefs go against Smith. A project that she has inherited images of a heavy metal band posing with anti-Christian and Satanic / devil worshiping images. A Christian Smith finds this blasphemous images and also believed to promote it, the behavior is both harmful to society and incongruent with their company mission. As the deadline for the publication of the project is rapidly approaching, Smith has to decide what to do.
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Andrew C. Wicks,
Jonathan Neeley,
Jenny Mead
Source: Darden School of Business
2 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 15, 2010. Prod #: UV5279-PDF-ENG
Jess Smith and the Design Firm HBR case solution