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Hi! Trying to sell a client on casting someone with a disability (that in no way affects or changes the story) in a film. Their concern is it will 'add an unnecessary layer'. Does anyone have … more

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Have you reached out to your Asian colleagues to check-in and show solidarity + support over the current rise in hate crimes?

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Is it just me, or did Droga 5 winning ADCOLOR AOR rub anyone else the wrong way?

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Any minority recruiters/HR who can truthfully confirm if checking off an ethnicity when submitting a job application matters or is it better off to mark "Prefer not to say" for a better chan… more

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Starting a new job after 1 yr hiatus. Feeling nervous, anxious & looking for tips on how to approach making connections while WFH

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Independent agencies join to create national paid internship program in partnership with P&G. Applications being accepted til 3/5 at

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What do you do when you know you’re only being kept at your job because you’re the only black person?

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T-Mobile Just saw a dubbed T-Mobile spot on Univision- whoever approved please make it STOP!

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If you are a team of one or close to it, how do you cope with not having any one to brainstorm with/bounce ideas off of?

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Anyone have a referral bonus? Or a headhunter to suggest in Chicago?

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Do you think it’s better to have a standalone multicultural campaign/budget vs Integrating multicultural targeting into a GM campaign?

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Hi, this is my first time asking for a raise. As an asian woman, im not used to asking since i was always thaught i have to earn/prove it to receive it eventually. But it been almost 3 years and this … more

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Any advice or tips on finding an entry level social media or digital marketing role located in the DMV? I’ve applied to several jobs and attended serval interviews but still no luck. The job market se… more

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Happy Chinese / Lunar New Year to my yellow (and brown) brothers and sisters 🧧 (I know I’m early, but feeling the Friday vibes right now)

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I’ve been at plenty of different agencies but one thing remains consistent. Why am I constantly reporting to people that don’t make me better or that I can at least learn from in order to grow. I fe… more

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Senior level execs and people managers - are any of y’all having difficulty finding people to mentor? Or if you’ve experienced it but aren’t any longer, what changed to bring you and a mentee/protégé … more

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Do any of you have an experience with DayOne Agency? What was your experience (particularly in social/digital - but all welcome)?

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How do I tell my boss I don’t get paid enough to work on internal, non-urgent tasks on nights and weekends? She expects me to care as much as she does (aka, missing out on time with her family/childr… more

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I don't like meeting with all white clients. I can't do the whole fake excited thing for very long, all the forced smiles and nodding, makes me exhausted. Any advice, maybe I just need practic… more

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Do brands use the ASALH theme for Black History Month?? 🤔🤔🤔

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Two different but coexisting realities.

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Steer away from Havas. I have interviewed twice in the last 6 months, each 4-5 rounds and have not gotten the job. I am convinced they are checking diversity boxes for interviewing purposes.

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Looking to switch over to a marketing role from agency. If anyone is hiring or knows of any roles, let me know :) thank you in advance!

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Immigrated to the States from China 20 years ago when I was a teen. We are not Christian so we don’t really celebrate Christmas, or thanksgiving for that matter. We are not even in the habits of excha… more

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I want to talk about the subtle ways minorities are expected to perform “authenticity”, esp. in professional contexts. People are titillated by stories of hardship, of how our particular identity has … more

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what do you think the demographics of this app are? feels like a lot of white ppl...which makes sense given the industry. any of the main thread convo answers are always so irrelevant to me, a lot of … more

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BIPOC who started working in healthcare advertising and eventually were able to leave, how’d you do it? My spec book gets me interviews for junior and mid copywriter positions, but when they ask me … more

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What’s your favorite podcast to listen to?

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I’ve reached burnout after being the all-star token at my agency for years. I’ve navigated burnout before so I know my power in this situation and I intend to use it. I just resent having to make myse… more

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How y’all feel about working on projects where you’re wokewashing mass, unethical brands?

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Hi all. I’m working on a new project that deals specifically with the Black experience in healthcare and was wondering if any Black folks had the time to talk about their own experience? I’m NBPOC and… more

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I’ve been an AAM for over 3 years, while being at my current agency for almost 2. I’ve been trying to advocate for myself for a promotion for a while but no movement, even with positive reviews and ke… more

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