Minorities in Marketing
Hello, did you guys notice that a post about Amy Cooper/feminist racism was taken down from the coronavirus thread. Seems like our peers get easily triggered when confronted by the truth. Have you thought about how that affects the badges we get on here? Have a hunch POC’s comments get taken down or are not “reacted” to as often as white people’s posts. I think the image below triggered non POCs on that thread. Thoughts? We can’t even speak our mind on this type of platform?
Anyone not come from an ad impressive school and feel like you don’t measure up? I’m 30 and feel behind in my career. Come from a small town, self taught and only ever worked in small no-name shops. How do I move up when competing with kids with great books right out of ad school? I’ve sent my resume to a few directors upon request and got crickets. I’m feeling like my experience isn’t enough.
Are you sick of tired of being sick and tired!!?? I know I am. Just like you the recent murders of two black men have done a number on me.... and I can’t just sit still with this. I wanna take action. I want to do something. Create something. Develops something that can create change. So what is the output? I’m not sure. And that’s why I am reaching out to you all. Let’s use our talent in advertising to make something that will sway people to “PULL UP”!!! Let’s chat!! The time is now!!!!
Hi all! I’m a from R/GA NY who recently got laid off. If y’all know of any open strategist positions or anything equivalent(ish) on the client side pls send my way!
Anyone else tired of having to work so hard to get where you are, only to realize you will be the first one laid off because you aren’t in the “sorority.” Watching it happen is filling me with anxiety
Has anyone seen the campaign from Wieden+Kennedy and old spice? Interested to see if anyone of color was apart of this? Either the way love seeing campaigns with strong messaging and simple copy but powerful stats. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_TalmOJSZw/?igshid=8iaeuqdgkw6a
Any other black women struggling with what to do with their hair during this quarantine? I put my hair in some sloppy braids two weeks ago and have been wearing headwraps during all my zoom calls.
This was real cute 💁🏽♀️ Thank you so much Kai, Nadia and Mara! Looking forward to doing it again 😬♥️
Anyone else do this? When comping new work, I like to put POC as subjects as much as possible. And see the progression as the rounds of feedback somehow turn them white in many cases.
It’s hard sometimes being the only POC in the meeting or overall group. There are so many microagressions that are too small to say anything about. it’s an industry thing for sure. Tips on dealing?
Good People—Please join me and Kai Lawson (Community Leader for Women In Advertising and an all-around amazing frolleague) this Friday at 5 pm for a Zoom Happy Hour! Zoom link here. https://zoom.us/j/98417353005.
Hey good people, I’m walking through my WFH Life (including homeschooling my 6 year old son) today on Fishbowladvertising IG—please check it out.
Apologies for being obvious here, but do y’all notice the career trajectories of white people in advertising are like a rocket whereas minorities struggle to even get put on decent projects?
If you’re feeling blue I’m giving away 20 copies of my award-winning book on the non-binary community, if you want to learn more about it or just not feel as alone, email me at email@example.com and I’ll send a copy
Good people—Checking in. First day of homeschooling a first grader and WFH. Deep breaths and trying to maintain perspective. Sending you and yours nothing but positive thoughts. ♥️ ✨
Hope everyone is doing okay during these times. I feel like some of us are being hit harder than others, but know that we’ll get through this. 💪🏽❤️