Women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent are chronically under-represented in Britain’s ad industry, an industry worth over £22 billion a year. Brixton Finishing School is a free industry paid for bootcamp set to help change that by putting diverse young talent into actual jobs. Some of the biggest names are joining forces to fund […]

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By Jane Bainbridge As part of its commitment to the #Unstereotype Alliance, the World Federation of Advertisers has launched a guide to help brands ensure their advertising shows progressive gender roles. The Guide to Progressive Gender Portrayals in Advertising outlines the benefits of adopting a more progressive approach from a political and social perspective, as well as […]

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By:Brittaney Kiefer Channel 4 will give its next Diversity in Advertising Award to a creative idea that challenges the portrayal of women in media. The annual award offers £1m worth of commercial airtime to the best campaign idea from brands and agencies focused on diversity. Each year the broadcaster’s brief has explored a different theme […]

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Campaign, December 06, 2017: When Paul Wright joined automated buying platform Iotec last year, only 20% of its workforce was female. Today, it’s 35%. According to Wright, this was achieved with no dedicated budget but a lot of determination. “I don’t believe you need a budget for diversity, you need an attitude,” he told attendees at the Adtech […]

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Exchange Wire, 04.12.2017: From directors to founders, vice presidents and C-level executives, women have played a part in the ad tech scene for years – yet often remain in the background at industry events. The diversity conference Ad Tech Inclusion Summit is now recognising 50 women in ad tech. A look at any ad tech conference will […]

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