Sunday, September 19, 2010

7986: Ad Agencies Address Intolerance. Please.

Adweek published an inane piece titled, “Open Dialog: Addressing Perceptions of Islam. How would ad agencies tackle the problem of religious intolerance toward Islam and help resolve the issue of the Park51 center?” The report features the thoughts of ad shops Gotham in New York, Arnold in Boston, AgencyTwoFifteen in San Francisco, Campbell-Ewald in Detroit and Conversation in New York. Not sure why anyone would think ad agencies—with a storied history of cultural cluelessness—could possibly address such an issue. Heaven forbid these shops might turn their creative energies towards industry diversity instead.

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