“Think about those individuals that have to deal with ageism, and couple that with being a woman and a person of color. That’s potentially three strikes against them. Now that is difficult.” REAL TALK
Black In Advertising
Happy MLK day, people, I know a host of you here and would like to determine if there would be interest in attending an open session on career advice for young professionals of color. Talk 2 me.
Are there any freelance producers in the Chicago, NYC, or Los Angeles area on here? Always looking to connect and break bread
Job Opening: EP+Co (IPG) is looking for an ACD writer. If you're interested, shoot an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a direct connect.
Does anyone have a diversity and inclusion committee at their agency? If so do you find it to be useful? What are things that you would change?
being called "articulate" will never feel like a compliment. why do so many folks INSIST on complimenting black people with that???? (rhetorical, i know why, but just a quick vent)
Beyond salary, what other items have you been able to negotiate when taking a new job or promotion?
Interesting article. Is this accurate or overblown in your opinion? https://digiday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/digiday.com/marketing/planning-process-gone-window-confessions-agency-exec-lack-client-accountability/amp/
Are you in an employee resource group at work? How has it helped or changed the culture of the organization?
Any black meetups going down at CES that anyone is aware of? It would be really nice to meet familiar faces in the space, and perhaps find some business opportunities together.
Any openings for a brand strategist? Preferably based in NYC—I have extensive experience in strategy, operations, and client relations. Have been to Cannes and presented work before to execs at Google
What do think will be a major trend in 2020? Could be technological, political, legal, or social. Curious to hear your thoughts.