Wednesday, February 10, 2016

13063: Hall Of Fame Shame.

Oh, look! The Advertising Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees are essentially a clan of White men and White women. The honorees include W+K Co-Founder and Chairman Dan Wieden. Hey, making it into the Advertising Hall of Fame still doesn’t beat receiving his ADCOLOR® Award, right?

There is no “all” in Hall of Fame.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can't even point this stuff out, because they push back by saying "Well, nobody nominated anybody of color this year, so that's not our fault!"

They conveniently leave out the part where if you nominate someone, that person's agency is expected to make a "donation" of tens of thousands of dollars.

Minority ad agencies can rarely afford to drop that kind of cash, especially when they're independent, whereas the holding companies of the other nominees treat it as a drop in the bucket in exchange for PR.