The third MarketingPopCulture.com podcast can be heard below. In a nutshell: The NYC Human Rights Commission issued a report on the lack of diversity within the advertising industry in 1978. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and we have another report and a threat of fines and public embarrassment but, again, no real change.
Before I offer a solution, I share my perspective as an African-American and a marketer. One correction: I mispronounce the name of Ogilvy Toronto’s Co-Chief Creative Officer. Her correct name is Nancy Vonk.