2018 Chicago Addy Awards handed a trophy to Havas for its Black History Month stunt titled, “#BLACKATWORK.” A few weeks later, the 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair and Roundtables took place—less than a block away from the White advertising agency—and Havas was nowhere to be seen. Regarding diversity, Havas displayed its trophy commitment with #BLACKATWORK, and its true commitment with Blacks seeking work.
(On a side note, Leo Burnett didn’t participate at the 2018 Chicago Addy Awards per the Publicis Groupe ban on award shows. However, the White advertising agency was present at the 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair and Roundtables. But it’s unlikely Leo Burnett shared the NO.2.66 notion with minority job seekers.)