4A’s New Head of Talent Thinks It’s Time Agencies Realize How Gender and Sexuality Intersect With Race

The ad industry has made considerable progress in including more women and members of the LGBT community. But on matters of race, it still lags behind. That was the consensus at last month’s Adcolor conference and many of the diversity-themed events at Advertising Week, including a panel led by the 4A’s newest executive, Keesha Jean-Baptiste,…[…]


Adcolor 2017 Highlights the Industry’s Progress and Challenges on Diversity as Tech Scoops Up Young Talent

This week, approximately 700 professionals in the advertising, marketing and technology industries gathered in Los Angeles for the 11th annual Adcolor diversity and inclusion conference. The event, which sold out for the first time, featured such luminaries as Uber chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John, actor and activist Jesse Williams, ad agency boundary-breaker Carol H….[…]


ANA Warns of a ‘Talent Crisis’ as the Ad Industry Struggles to Appeal to College Grads

A new study from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) found that the advertising industry is facing a “looming marketing and advertising talent crisis.” The study, entitled “Bridging the Talent Disconnect: Charting the Pathways to Future Growth,” was funded by the ANA Education Fund (AEF) and conducted by market research company GfK. It surveyed marketing…[…]


R/GA Hires Former CP+B Chief of Staff to Manage Its Talent Around the World

R/GA announced today that Angela Hannam will join the company as its new global chief talent officer. Hannam formerly served as vp, global chief of staff at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where she worked closely with that agency’s outgoing CEO Lori Senecal. She brings nearly two decades of experience to the new role, including a…[…]


Cannes Podcast: W+K Amsterdam Recruiter Sophie Worth on Diversity and the Quest for Great Talent

CANNES, France–The need for a more diverse ad industry is a key theme at each Cannes Lions festival, and when it comes to making actual headway, agency recruiters are often on the front lines. So we caught up with Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam recruiter Sophie Worth, a champion of diversity in all its forms, from…[…]


Wanderbrief, Letting Freelancers Trade Creative Talent for Travel Opportunities, Is Taking Off Globally

Over the past year, several companies and thousands of freelancers have signed on to a project aimed at helping both groups broaden their horizons, with marketers getting access to global talent while creatives get to travel the world. Wanderbrief is a creative network startup that lets writers, designers, videographers and photographers submit their portfolios to…[…]


To Compete in the Talent Wars, Brands ‘Promote From Within’

Five years ago, BASF discovered it had an image problem—among its own people. Following a survey of 17,000 North American employees, the chemical manufacturer learned that many held surprisingly negative perceptions about company benefits, from salaries to insurance to professional development programs. By and large, workers didn't believe BASF was keeping pace with other players[…]


Agency HR Head on Creative Hiring and Talent as the Ultimate Differentiator

Specs Current gig Evp of human resources at RAPP Previous gig Executive director of global talent acquisition and management at Avon Products Twitter @DoudCarolyn Age 42 Adweek: What led you to the agency world after working in consumer products with Avon and ConAgra Foods?  Carolyn Doud: A lot of things came together at once for me. I[…]