The diversity advertising depicted here—published in the Summer 2022 edition of Black EOE Journal—perfectly reflects the current state of affairs for DE&I in Adland.
In the past year—as well as the past 70+ years—DE&I has received infinitesimal interest, insufficient investment, insignificant intent, inferior innovation, and inadequate initiative.
The industry that awards itself for breakthrough thinking addresses DE&I with clichéd and contrived cookie-cutter executions that have historically proven ineffective.
The next original idea for DE&I will be the first. It didn’t appear in 2022—and don’t expect its arrival in the years ahead.