Is anyone else’s agency’s seeing a massive black and brown exodus? And if so, what are agency’s doing about it?

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Folks are fed up and tired, they went to AdColor and CultureCon and saw all the places that take real action toward diversity and equity and bounced.

Pay attention to the places that are hiring most of the folks that are leaving, they might be doing something right.

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It is a cycle —- recruit jr, hit the mid-level wall (don’t get promoted, exclusion, put on the least desirable work, etc), leave. Not new. Now there may be some friendly spaces (like Moxie in Atlanta), but usually the exodus is out of the industry.

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Where are they going? In-House? Asking for a friend

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definitely seeing poc leaving. hr is asking for diverse shortlists, but management isn't looking for diversity in senior roles. the uphill battle continues.

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Saw this at Wunderman Thompson but there wasn’t much diversity there anyway (I mean diversity and inclusion really just means lgbtq to them)🤷🏽‍♀️ Reckon the exodus could be due to multiple layoffs and the fact that loads of people are being fired due to merger and failing financially at WT.

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