Black In Advertising

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Because we all need a release when side-eyes aren’t enough. All 50 of us.

What advice would you give? I’m told I am cold and intimidating and put people off. I’ve been aware of this for years and constantly work to be warmer and inquisitive it’s a loosing battle.

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Anyone else ever get the feeling that their Black boss is actually a clans(wo)man in disguise? Never approves POCs in creative and always says shit I'd think a bigot would say...

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Are there any Creative Directors in here? I have been talking to a few folks and asking my white, Hispanic, and Asian colleagues if they have ever seen a black CD. It’s either no or they don’t recall.

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Are you experiencing long periods between jobs? How hard is it to find work and where are you finding it?

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For my peeps who are a part of the LBGTQIA community, I would love to hear your thoughts/experiences of working in the ad industry. Do you feel like you have allies? What are some of your struggles?

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I’m currently a digital media planner, but I am trying to make a move. I am honestly just tired of being the only black person in every room. Anyone hiring?

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What to do if someone you know is getting pushed out of your agency? (Continued in the comments)

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Y’all... my manager called me the n word🤦🏾‍♂️ what do I do?

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Anybody actually had any success resolving issues at work that are clearly rooted in bias but because they are microaggressions they are just dismissed or explained away as something else?

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Anyone have a direct contact at Madwell, Brooklyn?

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Anyone have any connects with Havas ?

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Of the black people here that have been promoted at an ad agency, how long did you sit in your current role before you received that promotion?

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Was recently given feedback that I‘m “aggressive” with no real supporting examples. More & more I’m realizing that (some) white people are truly uneasy with a well-spoken, outspoken black female.

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Most of us who have worked at all-white agencies have probably been excluded from the group in a dozen ways. What are some of the ways coworkers have let you know they don’t want to work with you?

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Introducing Marcus Graham Project’s iCR8 Winter Bootcamp in LA (Jan-Mar)! We’re NOW RECRUITING so if you know of anyone that should consider this opportunity please spread the word.

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Mom wants me to tell "those fish people again" that she didn't do all that marching in the 60s for you not to vote. Election day is almost here. Make your voice heard.

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They really diverse or just full of 💩? Don’t count if you go from all white men to all white women. Tag your agency and location please.

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Hi! My office is looking for a copy CD & a midlevel writer & i personally would love for both of those roles to be filled by POC’s because there’s only 2 of us on my team. Please send your book!

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