Sunday, January 08, 2012
9669: 20% Black Representation In Advertising…?
Advertising Age presented an article titled, “Hats Off to These 10 Forward-Thinking Clients”—and two of the executives are Black! American Express CEO and Chairman Ken Chenault and former Kraft Foods Executive VP Ann Fudge were the sole minorities among the White people saluted by the trade journal. In fact, Ad Age went so far as to write that Fudge “is still probably the most important [Black] executive the advertising industry has ever seen.” It’s interesting that a list of top ten innovative clients can include two Blacks, yet such a diverse representation is never seen in collections of advertising agency superstars.