DIVERSITY

‘It breaks my heart if people leave because they're not seen and heard’: VMLY&R boss Jon Cook opens up on DE&I

‘It breaks my heart if people leave because they're not seen and heard’: VMLY&R boss Jon Cook opens up on DE&I

The CEO of the global WPP network was challenged to a public conversation by the agency’s Walter T. Geer, executive creative director of experience design.

Bubly and Family Equality spotlight LGBTQ+ path to parenthood

Bubly and Family Equality spotlight LGBTQ+ path to parenthood

The campaign raises awareness and provides financial support for LGBTQ+ families.

Trailblazers: How Rana Reeves forged a path as an adland outlier

Trailblazers: How Rana Reeves forged a path as an adland outlier

The founder of creative agency RanaVerse aims to break down creative barriers, working with clients including Coach, Unilever and GM.

Mars named vice chair of Unstereotype Alliance

Mars named vice chair of Unstereotype Alliance

The alliance aims to eradicate harmful stereotypes in advertising and marketing.

Trailblazers: Shaunah Margaret and Ash Ramirez give women of color a seat at the table

Trailblazers: Shaunah Margaret and Ash Ramirez give women of color a seat at the table

The Women Who Create program offers scholarships and mentorships to young creatives.

A challenge to our industry from an invisible minority

A challenge to our industry from an invisible minority

The AAPI community’s existence cannot be conditional or dismissed.

How should brands respond to the #StopAAPIHate movement?

How should brands respond to the #StopAAPIHate movement?

Twitter users express mixed reactions to brand’s responses.

Agencies rally support for Asian-American employees

Agencies rally support for Asian-American employees

Agencies show solidarity with AAPI employees as anti-Asian hate crimes rise.

Garbage Pail Kids pulls ‘BTS Bruisers’ card amid surge in hate crimes against Asians

Garbage Pail Kids pulls ‘BTS Bruisers’ card amid surge in hate crimes against Asians

The card, released on Tuesday, depicted the Korean boy band with bruised faces.

6 things marketers should know when reaching the Hispanic community

6 things marketers should know when reaching the Hispanic community

A study by H Code shows that despite making up a larger share of the population, Hispanics feel underrepresented.

KFC Gaming tells Burger King to delete ‘women belong in the kitchen’ tweet

KFC Gaming tells Burger King to delete ‘women belong in the kitchen’ tweet

Update: Burger King U.K. took KFC Gaming's advice hours later and deleted the tweet.

BIPOC agency employees share stories of discrimination in annual reviews

BIPOC agency employees share stories of discrimination in annual reviews

The stories call into question whether agencies are walking the walk on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Facebook report uncovers lack of diversity in online advertising

Facebook report uncovers lack of diversity in online advertising

A study by the social media giant found that online advertising isn’t immune to misrepresentation and underrepresentation.

BBDO NY hires Andrea Ring as chief strategy officer

BBDO NY hires Andrea Ring as chief strategy officer

The former Big Spaceship and R/GA exec wants to put strategy at the front of the creative brief.

GoFundMe launches #StopAsianHate campaign

GoFundMe launches #StopAsianHate campaign

The campaign includes a central hub for donations to AAPI organizations.

How Forbes is giving a voice to underrepresented groups in business

How Forbes is giving a voice to underrepresented groups in business

Forbes EQ, a part of the BrandVoice content marketing program, advocates for systemic change in entrepreneurship.

New York Women in Communications launches #WomenHeard campaign

New York Women in Communications launches #WomenHeard campaign

The not-for-profit aims to address the staggering loss of women in the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital agency Makeable creates DE&I recruiting platform

Digital agency Makeable creates DE&I recruiting platform

HIVE Diversity uses design and technology to optimize student resumes and profiles.

As agencies drag their feet on diversity, some Black creatives take matters into their own hands

As agencies drag their feet on diversity, some Black creatives take matters into their own hands

Agencies say they’re serious about being a catalyst for change in the diversity, equity and inclusion realm, but it's still not happening fast enough.

Weber Shandwick pledges ‘meaningful change’ to improve staff diversity in 2021

Weber Shandwick pledges ‘meaningful change’ to improve staff diversity in 2021

CEO Gail Heimann called 2020 progress "minimal" due to a lack of hiring, but promised to pick up the pace this year.

Q&A: Google’s Jeffrey Whipps, Brand Film Awards 2021 jury chair

Q&A: Google’s Jeffrey Whipps, Brand Film Awards 2021 jury chair

The search behemoth’s VP of marketing and global brand studio lead talks filmmaking trends and why he wants to see craft and creativity on a par with Netflix and HBO in this year’s awards.

W2O launches diversity, equity and inclusion practice

W2O launches diversity, equity and inclusion practice

Marcia Windross leads the practice.

Taking a more intersectional lens to female leadership

Taking a more intersectional lens to female leadership

Women are often grouped together in discussions about workplace equality, but there are nuances we should address.

Here's how brands and agencies are celebrating International Women's Day

Here's how brands and agencies are celebrating International Women's Day

Change is in the air at McDonald's, Bumble, Momentum Worldwide, The Martin Agency and others.

ColorComm launches Men of Color in Communications initiative

ColorComm launches Men of Color in Communications initiative

The women-only diversity organization has created a sister organization, for men.

Accessibility and universal design in the digital age

Accessibility and universal design in the digital age

An accessibility gap has been created, and it's only getting bigger, says Digital Pulp's chief creative officer.

Manbassadors and microactions

Manbassadors and microactions

An ECD at Epsilon reflects on his responsibilities as a white male to improve representation in the industry.

Hard-hitting questions about racism and sexual harassment dominate Day Two of the 3% Conference

Hard-hitting questions about racism and sexual harassment dominate Day Two of the 3% Conference

The gloves came off, as panelists worked to hold the industry accountable for its shortcomings.

The 3% Conference goes beyond gender in its sixth year

The 3% Conference goes beyond gender in its sixth year

On Day One, speakers tackled race, mentorship and playground sexism.

Apologies appreciated, Mr. Tindall, but now what?

Apologies appreciated, Mr. Tindall, but now what?

The time for change to improve diversity in the industry is right now, says MDC Partners' head of talent and inclusion.

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage; maybe these ads helped pave the way

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage; maybe these ads helped pave the way

Following yesterday's historic decision, we look back at brands that have embraced LGBT themes in their advertising.

How my career in advertising helped and hindered my first year of motherhood

How my career in advertising helped and hindered my first year of motherhood

I truly believed I was very "prepared." Being prepared is what I do for a living. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening, writes a VP, account director at Motive.

Why innovation stalls without diversity

Why innovation stalls without diversity

Leaders who want to drive innovation through diversity need to be willing to expose themselves to some discomfort and awkwardness, writes Mirum's head of client services.

Keith Weed: Our female consumers are increasingly women first, mums second

Keith Weed: Our female consumers are increasingly women first, mums second

The delay in the average age at which women have their first child is having a fundamental effect on how they define themselves, Unilever chief marketing officer Keith Weed said.

Doner stages a walkout and audits salaries on Equal Pay Day

Doner stages a walkout and audits salaries on Equal Pay Day

Creative agency will begin an "exhaustive" examination of its pay practices.

Being a woman is not newsworthy

Being a woman is not newsworthy

Our everyday discourse undermines progress toward gender parity, writes the CEO of Partners + Napier

In Philippines, mobile carrier makes call for LGBT pride

In Philippines, mobile carrier makes call for LGBT pride

Smart Communications' coming-out tale by Dentsu JaymeSyfu earns raves

Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall: The man redefining 'all-inclusive' travel

Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall: The man redefining 'all-inclusive' travel

Diversity is more than just a box-ticking exercise for Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall, who lives it, loves it and shares his inclusive approach with the world

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

Sustaining Pride: How brands' approach to LGBT comms has changed and what's next

The devastating mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando only made some brands' support for the LGBT community louder and prouder this month. Yet experts say many companies still have a ways to go

Sir Ian McKellen and Graham Norton star in new Pride campaign

Sir Ian McKellen and Graham Norton star in new Pride campaign

Celebrities urge audience to embrace #Nofilter as a philosophy, not just a hashtag

8 tweets equally in favor of ending the pay gap on #EqualPayDay

8 tweets equally in favor of ending the pay gap on #EqualPayDay

Companies and organizations took to Twitter to call attention to the wage gap between men and women and showcase their efforts toward pay equity

Ogilvy launches LGBT employee network in Hong Kong

Ogilvy launches LGBT employee network in Hong Kong

An internal effort to champion workplace inclusion is also designed to help clients understand the market

Here's the insane 'Bathroom' ad that doomed Houston's anti-bias bill

Here's the insane 'Bathroom' ad that doomed Houston's anti-bias bill

The ominous, fact-free spot from GOP media consultant Jeff Norwood is an instant fear-mongering classic

Rainbow Doritos come out to support LGBT youth

Rainbow Doritos come out to support LGBT youth

Collaboration with organization It Gets Better is a PR pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

UK's Stonewall group joins call for BrewDog to pull ad over transgender issue

UK's Stonewall group joins call for BrewDog to pull ad over transgender issue

The LGBT rights group has joined a petition urging the brewery to reverse course on a spot it says mocks people who "already suffer discrimination every day"