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Pinterest Expands Skin Tone Range for Makeup Try-On Feature

Beauty is one of the most popular categories on Pinterest, and the app is giving users more and more reasons to flock to it to try and buy products. The augmented reality Try On feature, added in January, allows users to see what a shade of makeup would look like on them in real-time. And...
Tags: General, Pinterest, Advertising, CPG, Diversity & Inclusion


Former Pinterest COO Francoise Brougher Files Lawsuit Over Termination

Yet another woman who recently left a high-level position at Pinterest fired shots at the company, this time in the form of a lawsuit. Former chief operating officer Francoise Brougher, who left the company in April, filed suit against her former employer in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco,...
Tags: Pinterest, Advertising, California County, Superior Court of the State, Social Pro Daily, Francoise Brougher, Diversity & Inclusion


TBWA Global Creative Leader Andre Gray Heads to Eleven as Executive Creative Director

Andre Gray, a creative leader in Amsterdam with TBWA\Neboko, is leaving his post to join San Francisco agency Eleven as executive creative director. Gray, who served as global creative director at TBWA\Neboko for Adidas and Gatorade, rose to the top after a nine-month search, according to the agency. "As the agency continues to expand into...
Tags: General, Advertising, San Francisco, Adidas, Amsterdam, Gray, Andre Gray, TBWA, Diversity & Inclusion


NAR Promotes Andréa Moore to Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Talent Opportunity

Washington, D.C. – August 12, 2020 (nar.realtor) The National Association of Realtors® announced the promotion of Andréa Moore to vice president of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Opportunity. Moore will be responsible for NAR’s: internal diversity and inclusion strategy;recruitment strategy and processes and creating opportunities for internal staff; andWashington, D.C. office’s Talent Development operations. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of NAR and Andréa’s pro...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Board, National Council For Behavioral Health, Andrea, Moore, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Target Corporation, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, SHRM, Hyatt Corporation


Barbie’s Diverse, All-Female 2020 Campaign Team Champions Girls’ Leadership

Barbie, the plastic blue-eyed and blonde bombshell created by the late fuchsia fanatic Ruth Handler, has come a long way since her introduction in 1959. Most notably, Barbie has strutted out of the Dream House to win a bid for the White House seven times--first in 1992 in her classic form, and later as different...
Tags: White House, Advertising, Barbie, Dream House, Ruth Handler, Diversity & Inclusion


This Group Is Helping Agencies Add More Black People to Their Leadership Ranks

Reonna Johnson is vice president and director of marketing and business development at RPA, an independent agency in Los Angeles. On top of her day job, she's spent recent weeks spearheading an initiative that's encouraging agencies to put more Black people in leadership. The push is an extension of Three's A Crowd, a two-year-old creative...
Tags: General, Advertising, Los Angeles, RPA, Diversity & Inclusion, Reonna Johnson


Nathan Young Steps Down as President of Diversity Advocacy Group 600 & Rising

Nathan Young, the Minneapolis ad strategist who worked to spark industrywide progress on diversity and inclusion, announced this morning he is resigning as president of 600 & Rising, the advocacy group he co-founded after the police killing of George Floyd. Young faced vocal criticism from his fellow diversity advocates after tweeting on July 29 that...
Tags: Minneapolis, Advertising, Nathan Young, Diversity & Inclusion, Diversity Advocacy Group, George Floyd Young


5 Takeaways From Allyship & Action on How Execs Can Be Better Allies

Performative allyship is not going to cut it. That was the message from industry leaders during Allyship and Action, a Freelance Cyber Summit that featured industry leader insights on how to effectively address antiracism. Earlier this week, talent agencies Palette Group and The Avail List facilitated conversations on race that went beyond holding committee meetings...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity & Inclusion, Allyship, Better Allies, Palette Group, Avail List


This Rising Atlanta Agency Brings a Cool Factor to Global Brands

Desmond Attmore and Bwrightous Wright, founders of Atlanta-based creative agency Six Degrees, named their company after the six degrees of separation: the idea that all humans are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. In its two years of business, whether building a pop-up for Budweiser or designing limited-edition shoes for Puma, the...
Tags: Advertising, Atlanta, Puma, Global Brands, Leadership & Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Atlanta Agency, Desmond Attmore, Bwrightous Wright


EAPs Will Allow Employees to Be Heard and Have Their Privacy Respected

I was watching Billions one night, and as someone with a Master's degree in social work, I was intrigued that the financial firm hired an in-house psychologist to counsel the talent. As it turned out, these people were in-house performance coaches, who also happened to act as therapists. This fictional example serves as a revealing...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, Diversity & Inclusion


Gillette Makes Animal Crossing More Skin-Inclusive by Adding Stretch Marks and Psoriasis

Gillette-owned razor brand Venus has partnered with Animal Crossing to create hundreds of new skin-inclusive avatars within the game, which has seen a huge surge in popularity as more people spend time at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Venus worked with digital designer Nicole Cuddihy to co-create the new avatar designs to promote its...
Tags: Gaming, Advertising, Venus, Gillette, CPG, Diversity & Inclusion, Nicole Cuddihy


Free Ad School for Black Creatives Expands to West Coast After Huge Demand

One School, a training program launched exclusively for Black creatives last month to help talent break into the industry, has expanded to the West Coast following "overwhelming" demand. The free 16-week portfolio program was launched by Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons on July 20 in partnership with nonprofit The One Club for Creativity to help...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, West Coast, Leadership & Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Creative Disruption, Oriel Davis Lyons


Facebook Gears Up for National Black Business Month

Facebook unveiled several initiatives in support of National Black Business Month, which will run throughout the month of August. The social network teamed up with U.S. Black Chambers on a three-part online series of training and discussions with Black-owned small business owners and business experts, covering topics including access to capital and building community. U.S....
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Black, U S Black Chambers, Social Pro Daily, Diversity & Inclusion, National Black Business Month


The Anti-Defamation League Previews What’s Next for the Facebook Boycott

During the month of July, the Stop Hate for Profit movement led the largest organized advertiser boycott against Facebook in its history. It was significant enough to become part of the conversation when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a Congressional hearing last week and, in the company's latest earnings report, Facebook acknowledged it as a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Advertising, Congressional, Publishers & Platforms, Diversity & Inclusion, Facebook Boycott


Ryan Reynolds Will Hire and Financially Support Marginalized Trainees to Work on His Next Film

Ryan Reynolds is putting part of his next film's salary toward bringing more members of underrepresented groups into the filmmaking process. The actor announced a diversity program on Friday called Group Effort Initiative. Through it, Reynolds will hire 10 to 20 trainees who are Black, Indigenous, people of color or otherwise members of marginalized groups...
Tags: Advertising, Ryan Reynolds, Diversity & Inclusion, Group Effort Initiative Through it Reynolds


Why WNBA Players Are Wearing Breonna Taylor’s Name on Their Jerseys

When the 2020 season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) tipped off Sunday, players wore jerseys with the name Breonna Taylor--the Louisville, Ky. EMT shot to death by police in her apartment this March--across the bottom. Shirts are also available for sale through the league, with all proceeds going to the Breonna Taylor Foundation....
Tags: Advertising, Women s National Basketball Association WNBA, Diversity & Inclusion, Breonna Taylor, Breonna Taylor the Louisville Ky


CEO Mark Read Acknowledges WPP Has Work to Do After Releasing Diversity Data

British multinational holding company WPP is acknowledging it has a diversity and inclusion problem. WPP released its workforce diversity data today as part of a commitment to accelerate systemic change in the industry and beyond, including a $30 million commitment to inclusion programs and antiracism charities. WPP noted in a statement that its most recent...
Tags: Advertising, WPP, Diversity & Inclusion, Mark Read Acknowledges


Citizen Verizon Assemblies Aim to Hold CEOs Accountable for Social Justice

Verizon launched a series of Citizen Verizon Assemblies on Tuesday, featuring CEOs at some of the nation's largest brands discussing how they can do more to work toward social, economic and environmental advancement. The first assembly focused largely on racial injustice in society and the workplace, with an opening panel featuring celebrity social justice advocates,...
Tags: Verizon, Advertising, Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion


Why Black Nike Employees and Their Allies Are Protesting Every Day at Lunchtime

As federal officers announced a partial retreat from riotous Portland, Ore., streets on Wednesday, the city's Black Lives Matter protests are moving to the suburbs to focus on a new target: Nike. Seneca Cayson, a Portland musician and activist, doesn't work at Nike. But an employee reached out to him directly, he said, because he's...
Tags: Advertising, Nike, Portland, Diversity & Inclusion, Nike Employees, Nike Seneca Cayson


Chicago Blackhawks Will Prohibit Headdresses at Games and Invest in Education

Changes are coming for the Chicago Blackhawks--but the team's name isn't one of them. Today, the Illinois-based NHL team announced a number of initiatives and new policies that came out of an "ongoing dialogue with local and national Native American groups." The most notable of those changes is that from now on, the organization will...
Tags: Advertising, NHL, Illinois, Chicago Blackhawks, Sports Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion


We Need to Get Rid of the Chief Diversity Officer Role

In this moment of racial reckoning, with gross inequities finally being spoken about openly, many corporate leaders are turning to their chief diversity officer as a lifeline. Some who lag behind the times are looking to hire for this role for the first time ever. Is that what this moment calls for? No. For too...
Tags: Advertising, Voice, C-Suite, Diversity & Inclusion


Exclusive: Black Lives Matter Founders To Be Honored at Adcolor Awards

The 2020 honorees of the Adcolor awards are here, and Adweek has an exclusive first look. Since 2007, the Adcolor awards have celebrated the best and brightest diversity champions and professionals of color in the creative industries, and this year, there's more to celebrate than ever. In partnership with Adweek, Adcolor will be honoring the...
Tags: Advertising, Adweek, Awards & Recognition, Diversity & Inclusion, Adweek Adcolor


Exclusive: Black Lives Matter Founders Top 2020 Adcolor Awards List

The 2020 honorees of the Adcolor awards are here, and Adweek has an exclusive first look. Since 2007, the Adcolor awards have celebrated the best and brightest diversity champions and professionals of color in the creative industries, and this year, there's more to celebrate than ever. In partnership with Adweek, Adcolor will be honoring the...
Tags: Advertising, Adweek, Awards & Recognition, Diversity & Inclusion, Adweek Adcolor


Consumers Are Buying More From Black-Owned Businesses Following Global Protests

Washington, D.C.-based attorney Khadijah Robinson spent much of 2019 preparing to launch her passion project, an ecommerce marketplace called Nile that puts "Black women and Black-owned businesses" at the forefront. When she launched Nile in March, she never could have predicted that a pandemic would create a surge in the ecommerce sector; she definitely couldn't...
Tags: Washington, Advertising, Magazine, Nile, Black, Diversity & Inclusion, Khadijah Robinson


How ‘My Black Receipt’ Tracked Millions in Spending to Black-Owned Brands in Just 17 Days

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, businesses and brands owned by Black founders saw a surge in financial support in June and July. But while individual companies reported upticks in profits, investments and web views, it can be challenging to quantify a "gold rush" to Black-owned brands overall. That's why Kezia Williams...
Tags: Advertising, Black Lives Matter, Black, Diversity & Inclusion, Tracked Millions in Spending to Black Owned Brands


CEOs Asked to Pledge Disability Inclusion at Their Companies

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it provided the first-ever federal equal rights protections for people with disabilities. That meant that a disability could no longer be used as an excuse not to hire an otherwise qualified employee; it also meant that workplaces had to become fully accessible to...
Tags: Advertising, Diversity & Inclusion


Omnicom Releases US Workforce Diversity Data as Part of Broader Action Plan

Omnicom has released the makeup of its workforce in the U.S. as part of a broader plan to achieve "systemic equity" at the holding company. In a staff memo, Omnicom CEO John Wren shared its U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data, which is broken into three categories: executive managers, mid-level managers and professionals. According...
Tags: Advertising, Omnicom, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC, John Wren, Diversity & Inclusion, Omnicom Releases US Workforce Diversity Data


How White Is Brand Leadership? These Logo Tweaks Tell the Story

As American society continues to grapple with addressing racism, the corporate world is under continued pressure to change the diversity of its leadership. Agencies have begun to drip out their talent breakdowns. While brands have taken public positions on racism and, specifically, Black Lives Matter, most continue to have pervasively white leadership in the C-suite....
Tags: Advertising, Diversity & Inclusion


Which Tech CEOs Are Rated the Best By People of Color and Women?

Recent events have brought diversity and inclusion to the top of the priority list for most businesses, and workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably released its reports on which CEOs of large companies are doing it the best. Comparably analyzed anonymous survey feedback from non-White employees working across 60,000 U.S. companies for its Best...
Tags: Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Diversity & Inclusion


This Year’s 50 Things List From the 3% Movement Tackles Racism

Unlearning systemic racism is hard. So much of bias is unconscious and unintentional, picked up from a lifetime of subtle messaging from school, work, family and broader culture. But it's not impossible, on a personal or corporate level, and this year's 3% Conference aims to set attendees on the path to unlearning their inherent biases....
Tags: Advertising, Diversity & Inclusion, Movement Tackles Racism