We have so much power on our hands. Millions of people watch the work we do. If you work in this industry, you are accepting a responsibility. Make this your new priority: portray people of color in your campaigns. In your pitch decks. In your internal creative reviews. In your initial concepts. In the brief. Stop thinking diversity is something to check off the list. Start with diversity. We can’t fix this overnight. But we can be better overnight.

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And beyond all this, actually HIRE black creatives LEADERS.

How many POC, especially female POC creative directors do you know? If you aren’t in a position to hire, make it known that it’s what you want to see at your agency.

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Hire.
Black.
Creators.
Not.
Just.
Models.

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Turn off the ads for today! so all we see if black posts..

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Looking to expand my Rolodex with black creatives, technologists, strategists, even other producers. I have minor sway as a freelance producer, but it's not nothing.

If you aren't comfortable posting your info here, DM me. If you can't DM me, just reply here and I'll DM you.

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I totally agree. But what do we do if agency leadership don’t let us? Two of us raised issues with representation in pre-prod yesterday and our VP brushed it off. Said it was more important to get the idea sold through. Similarly each time I gently raise poor representation of women in scripts I’m made to feel like a freak and overly sensitive. Literally what do we do if our leaders don’t set the leadership? Would be interested to hear from anonymous agency leaders for any reasons I’m naive to as to why it’s acceptable to brush it off

“ We need to get client work through right now as the business depends on it. I respect your integrity but you can’t die on every hill. It’s great that you’re passionate but let it go.”
EEUUGH

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