Superspy of Agency Spy posted a perspective on the diversity initiatives at DDB (Note: The link doesn’t seem to work—visit Agency Spy and scroll to Thursday, February 19). It’s definitely deserving of a chuckle. Also worth noting is a PowerPoint presentation defining the DDB commitment to inclusive living. One bullet reads:
DDB creates communications that represent the society we live in on behalf of our client partners. As communicators, it is our job to represent all cultures appropriately without reinforcing stereotypes or cultural boundaries.
Okey-doke. So what’s the explanation for this, this and this? And if you open the Omnicom umbrella, you’ll see this, this, this, this, and this. Imagine that.