(MultiCultClassics credits ESPN’s C’MON MAN! for sparking this semi-regular blog series.)
A MultiCultClassics visitor pointed out a tweet from a twit—Ann Nurock—who proclaimed, “Diversity in advertising is also about women not just black people.” Nurock directed her White woman whining at Joe Public United, a unique union of African advertising agencies represented in 14 countries across the continent, Joe Public Executive Creative Director Xolisa Dyeshana and The One Club, presumably targeting its Creative Boot Camp. Prior to abandoning adland for the world of consultancy, Nurock spent 25 years at White advertising agencies, reaching levels as high as President and CEO. Way to shatter the glass ceiling, girlfriend! One can’t help but wonder how much commitment and energy Nurock devoted to diversity when she had the power to make a positive impact. Oh, and to top it all off, the White woman hails from South Africa—the world’s bastion of inclusivity.
Nurock’s cultural cluelessness has earned her the distinction of joining a small group of women to be honored by this exclusive series—which by no means supports her position that White women are held back in adland.
C’MON WHITE MAN!