Tag Archives: black lives matter

Casting is adland’s “dirty secret” says We Are Pi chief

Cannes Lions is doing its virtual bit and one of the topics – inevitably – is black representation in the ad industry. Here’s CEO of We Are Pi Alex Bennett-Grant with a taste. Bennett-Grant reckons casting is a particular problem: ...

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Is P&G reaching compassion fatigue with LGBT ‘Pause?’

P&G’s at it again, this time with ‘The Pause’ from Grey New York describing the three seconds or so that LGBTQ people (the ‘Q’ seems to stand for queer or questioning) take before describing themselves to others. For Pride Month. ...

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Facebook ‘hate’ ad boycott gathers steam

The North Face has joined some smaller brands in boycotting Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram in July as part of a campaign orchestrated by anti-extremist group #StopHateForProfit. In its wake outdoor equipment retailer REI said it will also join the boycott, ...

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Dentsu’s DAN reveals ‘Black Lives Matter’ racial numbers

Dentsu Aegis Network has followed Interpublic by revealing (although it probably didn’t intend to do so publicly) its US racial mix and it makes pretty depressing reading. Black employees made up just 1.8% of executives, 2.5% of management and 6.9% ...

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WPP outlines Black Lives Matter company changes

WPP has announced a series of measures in response to Black Lives Matter and the ‘Call for Change’ from 1200 Black advertising professionals (looks like ‘black’ has to carry a capital letter now.) Among the measures are a fundamental review ...

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Is positive discrimination the only way agencies and other professionals can address Black Lives Matter?

Interpublic’s Michael Roth is clearly trying to take the lead on ad agency employment amid Black Lives Matter and has released some data showing IPG’s BAME (black Asian minority ethnic) representation, compared to a peer group of other “professionals” including ...

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P&G wades into ‘Black Lives Matter’ with Cartwright debut

Keith Cartwright’s new US agency Cartwright & Grey (a co-venture with WPP) is clearly P&G’s choice for its more contentious offerings on political and social matters and here’s its new ‘Black Lives Matter’ effort. It poses a series of questions, ...

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