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Adweek held an urgent discussion around issues of race in advertising entitled This Conversation Can’t Wait: An Unfiltered Discussion of Agencies and Race, as agencies once again grapple with issues of systemic racism and a failure to make meaningful progress on diversity and inclusion in recent years.
Hosted by Adweek senior editor, agencies Doug Zanger, the discussion followed an open letter by over 600 Black ad professionals to industry leaders demanding meaningful change, co-authored by Periscope group strategy director Nathan Young along with Aerialist founder and principal Bennett D.