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We are midway through the year. Do you have any major goals to hit?

For me I’m trying to set up some stronger processes for my team. It’s an opportunity to better structure our work to keep it standardized and do… more

It’s disappointing when one’s CEO does something that can possibly bring down their company and make your job possibly worse. I work for a financial advising company run by a Black woman, I just found… more

As I work on the millionth spreadsheet I’m thinking: Are there any business skills you think are going to be outdated 5 years from now? Any you think will be around for a long time? What comes after s… more

It truly sucks when your team is using you as a scapegoat. Any tips to share on how to navigate?

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Employment and perceptions around it have changed greatly thanks to COVID. Looking back on that time and working from home, etc - what is one way your view of work has changed?

For me, it really has b… more

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How should I go about asking for a raise if the scope of my role is expanding to managing social/influencer marketing for another market?

This is their cheaper option instead of hiring an agency or co… more

How is your job incorporating AI developments? Are they? I’ve heard some leadership groups pushing back on its use.

My org is working through a discover process about which apps we want to use and how to disclose… more

Looking back over the last few years, what are some of the biggest gains you saw made in terms of diversity and inclusion? Which of any of these changes do you think will have staying power?

Any fun vacations planned this summer?

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Since this bowl is meant to support minorities in the marketing profession, what are some things you’d like to receive or see in the bowl?

I’m thinking what type of discussion topics would work, resources, job po… more

How often, if at all, do you take rural areas of your country into consideration when thinking about multicultural advertising? Is it a segment you have much experience targeting? Where would you turn… more

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Does anyone have a sponsor? How did they find you or you them?

Mentorship… Is there a cutoff career stage for when you feel like you have to switch from searching for mentors of your own, to mentoring people coming up behind you?

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As a minority or POC, do you find it hard to effectively network? How have you built your network?

I’ve used a lot of college connections, and I’ve also stayed in touch with recruiters I’ve worked wit… more

“…the federal government spent more than $5 billion on advertising over five years, with Black-owned businesses receiving only $51 million, or 1.02 percent of those funds.”

How do you think private-sector ad spend wi… more

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When you go on vacation how is work handled? Does someone step in to fill in for you? If so, who? My boss is quick to step in for me when I’m out which is appreciated from time to time. I do the same … more

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As we all watch what is happening politically where outright lies are setting the tone for discussions which lead to policy and law, what are some ways that marketing could be used to fight back? Are there any wa… more

In the US market, do you think there’s going to be more emphasis on reaching minority consumers after the next election, or less? What does the crystal ball say for 2025 onwards?

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Do you like the industry you currently work in? If not, what industry would you pivot to?

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When you’re on vacation, how good of a job do you do disconnecting? I struggle with it. Badly. The biggest thing is I find myself feeling obsolete. As if being away from the office will show how I’m n… more

What marketing tools does your team use? We are a Salesforce and Marketing Cloud team, but we are making a transition. Hubspot is my favorite to date, but I do need to familiarize myself with the platform again. … more

Are there any other movies or series about the ad industry, other than “Mad Men”? I am in the mood to binge watch something. Open to any and all suggestions that are industry-related.

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Do you have any experience negotiating a 4-day/10-hour work week? I’m thinking about talking with my boss about it during my next performance review. Looking for some ways I can pitch the idea without… more

What is a tactful way to ask my boss why he doesn’t respond to my texts? He ignored my last two.

I found out my colleague texted him at same time and he responded to her.

I sense a bit of jealousy on h… more

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“21.75% of influencers claim discrimination based on their physical features.” A new report entitled “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Influencer Marketing: Racial and Gender Inequalities“ is ou… more

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Any thoughts on the best way to navigate limited growth on a team?

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If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about your job, what would it be?

For me, it would be how decisions are made. I feel like key decisions are made at the top without any input from those doing t… more

Any tips on how to position feedback on an annual performance review when you constantly feel not supported by your managers?

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What are your thoughts about getting your Master’s Degree as a marketer? I got my MBA in 2012 and to be honest it has opened up doors in my career that would have remained closed otherwise. Would you … more

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I believe that having a strong imagination is important for marketers. What are some ways that you keep your imaginary sharpe, especially after years of being in the field and worn down from work?

For me, I try t… more

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We are just about halfway through the year. Yep. That fast. I know.

What are some things you’re proud of at this point in 2024? Doesn’t have to be work related, can be personal as well.

For example, I’m proud tha… more

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