Monday, January 06, 2014

11679: Contrasting Crap At Adweek.

Adweek published two pieces—with nearly side-by-side placement—that demonstrate how fucked up the advertising industry remains in regards to diversity.

Hire 3 Women to Disrupt White-Male Hegemony presented the latest nonsense from former BBH Chair Cindy Gallop, including a recommendation that every agency insert at least three women into top spots in the creative department, management team and board of directors. One person left a comment wondering why Gallop wasn’t also concerned about cultural diversity versus just gender diversity, and the woman insisted her grand vision applied universally. Whatever. Like the majority of male and female ad honchos, Gallop failed to spark progressive change when she held a power position. Her words now appear to be nothing more than self-promotional bullshit that will be less than 3% effective.

Meanwhile, The Power Players in the Publicis-Omnicom Merger spotlighted the folks who will benefit the most from the upcoming marriage between holding companies. The picture accompanying Noreen O’Leary’s piece tells the true tale, literally illustrating that White men continue to run the show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The more I read about stuff like this, the less I want to work in this industry. Very discouraging.