Advertising Age presented “Best Places To Work 2020”—identifying 50 companies that rated highest via six key satisfaction scores: employee benefits, company culture, company environment, employee perks, employee development and employee engagement. It says a lot about the state of adland when health, dental and vision benefits apparently trump innovation and creativity. Plus, it’s noteworthy that the list didn’t include many recognizable names. Are the independent startups superior workplaces—or have the familiar White advertising agencies simply devolved into hellish outhouses trapped within bureaucratic holding companies? Of course, the satisfaction scores didn’t include diversity—although the illustration embellishing the report (depicted above) certainly saluted and wildly exaggerated divertsity with its female-majority staff.