DIVERSITY

ADCOLOR names Droga5 creative AOR

ADCOLOR names Droga5 creative AOR

The partnership kicks off as ADCOLOR approaches its 15th anniversary.

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.

American Family Insurance celebrates Black joy and family legacy

American Family Insurance celebrates Black joy and family legacy

The campaign appears in TIME Magazine’s Black History Month issue.

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"

President of new LGBT industry group: 'We want it to have bite'

President of new LGBT industry group: 'We want it to have bite'

Launched in the UK last week, PrideAM plans to expand to the US

In China, LGBT rights get boost from brands

In China, LGBT rights get boost from brands

Tech brands that target younger, urban consumers are leading the way

Diversity should be more than just a buzzword

Diversity should be more than just a buzzword

Only by embracing diversity can marketing organizations stay relevant in today's rapidly evolving society, says Oglivy Pride UK's chairman

Geometry Global CCO: "If technology is not part of the solution, it is part of the inspiration"
Proud at home, silent abroad: US brands avoid LGBT issues overseas

Proud at home, silent abroad: US brands avoid LGBT issues overseas

How global companies are winning with a two-faced strategy

Best of the brands celebrating Pride Month

Best of the brands celebrating Pride Month

To mark Gay Pride Weekend, Campaign selects the best ads celebrating the LGBTQ community, including Target, Airbnb, Google, AT&T, Chobani and Equinox

Pride campaigns go global this June as Supreme Court decision looms

Pride campaigns go global this June as Supreme Court decision looms

From the Maytag man to W Hotels, LGBT branding is in the mainstream like never before

The 9 best branded Instagram posts so far

The 9 best branded Instagram posts so far

As the commercial floodgates open, a look back at the brands that have already mastered the photo-sharing platform

Marketing to Asia's LGBT community: The power of diversity

Marketing to Asia's LGBT community: The power of diversity

IBM Global Leader Tony Tenicela says understanding is key for brands to embrace community

Why it's smart for brands to take a stand on 'religious freedom' laws

Why it's smart for brands to take a stand on 'religious freedom' laws

Companies said inclusion is key to success for both staff and consumers

How Walmart pushed back Arkansas' religious freedom bill

How Walmart pushed back Arkansas' religious freedom bill

A similar law in Indiana has prompted a backlash from businesses after critics said it could lead to anti-LGBT discrimination

Transgender branding cracks the mainstream

Transgender branding cracks the mainstream

Jazz Jennings' inclusion in Clean & Clear's #SeeTheRealMe campaign is a pivotal moment for transgender representation

LGBT culture and the mainstreaming of inclusion

LGBT culture and the mainstreaming of inclusion

Ogilvy & Mather's worldwide chief creative officer looks at LGBT images as one phase in an inexorable march to equality

Alan Cumming PSA challenges blood donation policy

Alan Cumming PSA challenges blood donation policy

#CelibacyChallenge calls on the FDA to screen all blood donors based on risk, rather than sexual orientation and gender identity.

Tiffany TV ad continues story of gay couple

Tiffany TV ad continues story of gay couple

The jewelry brand builds on its engagement-themed print ads, which included the real-life same-sex couple

American Express gets credit for diversity marketing

American Express gets credit for diversity marketing

AmEx crafts an aggressive marketing plan to connect merchants with hard-to-identify customer segments, such as the LGBT community