Behind the scenes conversations among agency employees reveal a lack of POC candidates in the agency recruiting pipeline.
In order to make progress, agencies must stop ‘rainbow washing’
Graham Nolan and Kate Wolff, longtime agency and marketing veterans, co-founded Do the WeRQ, a community and platform for LGBTQ+ marketing professionals that aims to elevate queer creativity, representation and share-of-voice in the marketing industry.
A recession could unwind DEI progress at agencies
Amid a looming recession, future layoffs could negatively impact DEI progress and demographic diversity at agencies.
Are paywalled podcasts ready for prime time?
As paid audio becomes more viable, a growing number of publishers are now evaluating if it’s right for them.
What Gen Z burnout means for DEI
Gen Z’s increased mental health concerns and higher DEI expectations mean agencies will need to adapt their existing support systems.
Why workplace flexibility is crucial to agency DEI efforts
As a new normals for work emerge post-pandemic, it is becoming increasingly clear that workplace flexibility and the return to the office are impacting equity and inclusion efforts.
Mental health becomes a priority at agencies as talent war rages
The ad industry is prioritizing employee mental health in the wake of the Great Resignation and a rise in mental health issues among agency employees.
Ad agencies commit to funding abortion access for employees
The emergence of a Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the majority of justices will vote to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent protecting women’s right to abortion in the US has prompted quick reaction from the ad industry.
This week in DEI: May 3
New data on diversity at agencies, and how leaders can better recognize the contributions of women of color.
This week in DEI: April 26
Returning to offices becomes a DEI inflection point, and how redefining ‘talent’ could aid diversity in the recruitment process.