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Topic: Diversity

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

4A's calls for more diversity at agencies

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…

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

BBDO, Gyro and others have 30 days to submit proposals

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…

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

Diversity advocates hope we've reached a tipping point

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…

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

Diversity and transparency are key

Over the last year, media accounts have been put up for review left and right. Clients from Procter & Gamble to Coca-Cola put roughly $17.3 billion in annual spend up…

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

CEOs of the agency and Publicis have disavowed him

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…

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

Kevin Roberts urged to apologize

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…

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

'Freedom really is the best policy'

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…

Discourse About Gender and Diversity in Advertising Is Reaching a Crescendo

But real change starts at the top

It's been nearly a month since the 4A's Transformation conference, where, as many of you heard, read or experienced firsthand, the discourse about gender and diversity in the advertising industry…

Why Juries Must Become More Diverse for Industry Awards to Be Truly Legitimate

Small, but bold changes should reflect changing society

Is it a coincidence that both the entertainment and advertising industries are facing a diversity crisis on their awards juries? Probably not. Both of these industries, which champion and celebrate…

Could the JWT CEO Scandal Become a Watershed Moment for Change?

Ad industry leaders said (almost) all the right things

Unlike 4A's conferences in recent memory, soul-searching was the underlying theme in Miami this year—mostly the result of the fallout from the case against former J. Walter Thompson CEO Gustavo…

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