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Is W+K really the fairytale land of diversity in advertising or do they just do a good job of acting like it?

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Portland office is so much more diverse than Portland as a whole. This comment will sound insensitive, but as a native Oregonian it is the most people of color I have ever seen in one place. Oregon has a horrific racist past and diversity has never flourished here. I’m so grateful I get to work around a diverse group of people. I truly believe it’s why WK feels so different and makes great work.

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they just advertise really well.

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W+K 3, yep. Also Oregonian. Also the place that opened up my world to so many great people/cultures/ideas

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I like how old blue blood Hoffman, of Hoffman Construction, the family that built Portland, is considered ‘diverse’... White women are the most privileged class in America.

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Define diversity

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It’s more diverse than 90% of agencies out there

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Yup, it’s very diverse. Can confirm.

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and define “very."

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And define which w+k office

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They just act like it.

Everyone I know has actually really loved working there and claims that it really is a diverse group of people who share a likeminded goal.

It’s diverse for Portland, Oregon. Until you go to other agencies located in ethnically diverse parts of the country. But in the early days pretty white. Look at the leadership. Reflection of the industry.

Leadership is pretty diverse. Karrelle Dixon is MD. Hoffman as president. Coleen CCO.

They have the right people in the room but not always the right support. Ex WK NY here

@wk2 totally get it. You still got dan, luhr, as chair. Blessington? Didn’t he come back? And Ball-Bag as ECDs in Portland. Still a lot of guys. But leadership is changing for the better and they are stepping in the right direction for the last 5-6 years.

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