Minorities in Marketing

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Have you ever been told "I don't see you like that" when you refer to yourself as a POC/minority? How do you respond?

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Anyone else feeling the invisible Asian syndrome in heightened measure? On a VIDEO call today, with 12 people on our senior team, white male starts talking about how we have to (contd in post)

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I recently interviewed for a client-side marketing manager role with a global company. I’ve been engaged with the company for over a year and built a network of internal advocates. One of my internal … more

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So, I started a job in lockdown. During that time I spoke to management about BLM and racism in the industry. I’m POC. They were open and positive about it. Last week my CD said that though he’s reall… more

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Hi All! I’m looking at a role as head of mktg at a 10 yo start up. Applied 2 mos ago and they just reached out. Passed the HR screen and now they want me to complete an assignment by Wed. How should I… more

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This had me choked up yesterday for multiple reasons. Rest In Peace John Lewis.

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How do we feel about people not wanting to use the word “minority” to describe minorities anymore? Personally I’m not a fan. The concept of minority to me is not about the actual population but about… more

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Just got tapped for a very senior role but in exploring a bit further it was obviously a diversity hire. I can’t help but feel annoyed even though I guess it’s good the company is trying to find diff… more

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Greetings Bowl, Looking for a trusted directory of African American directors and producers. My agency “claims” to want to hire more and I’d love to give them a directory of options then they can’t sa… more

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How do you feel about a video campaign faking a ‘black southern church sermon’ vibe/MLK Jr speech-esque voice including editing in fake old static and “audience” mmhmms and reactions to a manifesto wr… more

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Looking for a senior creative team and creative director or group creative director at Argonaut. Know anyone?

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Many brands and agencies are severing relationships with Facebook right now, but do we expect the same from our industry advocacy groups? Sure that money goes to a good cause, but it doesn't sit r… more

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How do I tell my boss that the emoji they’re using is too dark for their skin tone? They use the same skin tone emoji color I use (👋🏽) , when they are very much so white and not that dark at all (cl… more

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On a new project collaborating with some people in our Colombia office who (self-admittedly) have a beginner-mid level of English. All of our team comms (we’re leading) has been English. Is it okay fo… more

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Is it worth to bring out that i’m not entirely comfortable with a white creative overseeing USH, spanish language work if they have no understanding of the language and cultural nuances?

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It appears companies take action when they are publicly called out. Submit your stories in the DMs on this page. Let’s amplify. Ps looking for designers who can help me create a template for posts. more

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Looking for a BIPOC-owned PR agency. Any recommendations?

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My agency is opening up applications for a DE&I Committee leader for the first time. This person will be responsible for overhauling how the agency approaches diversity, including employee trainin… more

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Looking for a (social) strategy director. Anyone know anyone?

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Team starting a “diversity group” and looking for inspiration on how to engage/ collaborate a more inclusive work environment.

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A university has asked me to speak to their students about the fundamentals of advertising as a person of color. How much is a standard speaking fee?

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Looking for advice (& empathy): Started out in advertising, then became a journalist. Moved to the US for grad school, and back to advertising few years ago. Now stuck at a company where I’m deep… more

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I’m currently in an agency that’s overwhelmingly white and male and has a history of alienating immigrants in nuanced, but clearly prejudiced ways. I’m currently one of two immigrants who’s left in th… more

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My portfolio school is working on scholarships for Black creatives as they recognize the blatant gatekeeping going on at the door of portfolio programs. I’m still relatively new to advertising so a bi… more

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Came across this post on LI today, and I tell ya, I’m really angry at the wildly inappropriate timing of this yt man’s venture. It‘s gross to see people in this industry attempting to profit, when meanwhile there are countless Black and brown folk in prison on marijuana-related charges. Like...you gotta do that NOW? In THIS crisis? When people are literally fighting for their lives? Instead of launching a cannabis brand agency, why not put that $$$ towards law reform & prison abolition.

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I’m watching the creativity awards on ad age. I decided to take a shot everytime I see a POC nominated. So its been 35 minutes and I have only seen one. But that wasn’t even the surprising part. When … more

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Is anyone’s agency actually implementing real actionable change with respect to the black community? If so what are these changes?

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