Diversity

LinkedIn’s Top Recruiter Called Her Relative a ‘Mulatto’ in an Interview About Diversity

Racially insensitive public comments are generally rare among top tech executives, and you definitely don't expect to hear them coming from someone like LinkedIn's HR chief.

Here’s One Indie Agency’s Plan to Get More Young Women Interested in Ad Careers

How will agencies get more women and people of color in high-level C-suite and creative leadership positions? It's a question the industry has been grappling with quite a bit recently, and Nashville-based Bohan Advertising thinks it's found a way to truly begin making a change within agencies. 

The ANA’s New Alliance Wants to Provide the Blueprint for Multicultural Marketing

As the advertising industry continues to find ways to improve upon it's diversity problem and clients continue to demand more diverse agencies and work, the Association of National Advertisers announced today the launch of a new group that will target multicultural marketing, named the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing, or AIMM.

The Ad Industry Is Mediocre or Worse at Hiring Diverse Talent, Study Finds

According to new data released by the American Association of Advertising Agencies, 74 percent of 4A's members surveyed feel agencies are either mediocre or worse when it comes to hiring a diverse group of employees.

HP Calls on All of Its Agencies to Improve Leadership Diversity Within a Year

HP chief marketing and communications officer Antonio Lucio has called on all of its agencies to put forward a proposal outlining how each agency will improve on the number of women and people of color within their creative departments.

Are Agencies Finally Ready to Confront the ‘Rot at the Top of the Industry’?

The advertising industry's top women are done mincing words. "A cancer" is how 4A's President Nancy Hill describes the agency world's lingering gender bias and racial insensitivity.  "The industry has a huge diversity problem," says veteran creative Nancy Vonk.

How Assembly Added Over $1 Billion in Client Billings After Just 2 Years in Business

Over the last year, media accounts have been put up for review left and right. Clients from Procter & Gamble to Coca-Cola put roughly

Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts Placed on ‘Leave of Absence’ Over Gender Comments

Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts has been asked by his agency's holding company, Publicis Groupe, to take a leave of absence due to his recent, dismissive comments about gender balance and women in leadership.

Diversity Advocates Are Dumbfounded as Saatchi Chairman Claims Gender Bias Is ‘Over’

Depressing. Damaging. Nonsense. Dead wrong. These are just a few of the many terms being used to describe Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts' recent comments on women in advertising, and the chorus of angry voices is likely to continue growing.

How My Gender Transition Helped Create a Path for Future Agency Employees

It's time. It's hard to believe, but here I am. My boss, the managing director of Possible, Cincinnati, introduces me to a conference room full of my peers. I begin the presentation.