Tarana Burke was plucked from relative obscurity when her Me Too movement—founded in 2006 to help women of color who are survivors of sexual violence—went viral in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The plight of women in Hollywood, symbolized by #MeToo, galvanized a global response in a way that the suffering of girls and women of color had not.
Standing before a gathering of C-suite marketers from ad agencies and Fortune 500 companies at an Ad Council event in May, Jonah Disend recounted a painful story from his childhood. "When I was in ninth grade, I was told I looked like a fag," he said. "That thrust me back into the closet."
Close your eyes and imagine a farmer.
For many Americans, the image that comes to mind is an older man, maybe with a baseball cap and overalls. But the face of farming has been changing.
More than 1,000 people, most of them young marketers, gathered last month near Manhattan's Penn Station for The One Club's cheekily named diversity conference, Here Are All the Black People.
Grey New York has been going full-force in its diversity efforts. Earlier this week at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Miami, it said it will devote 75 percent of its spending on talent and resources toward creative departments.
In celebration of William Shakespeare's 454th birthday, the United Kingdom's Royal Mail festooned a postbox with famous quotes from the Bard's plays: "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest," "Much Ado About Nothing."
Yet another classic U.S. brand is waking up from the American Dream. Harley-Davidson announced today that it is shifting more production overseas to avoid getting caught in President Donald Trump's trade war with the European Union.
Next week, suburban homes across the world will become the site of an inhuman invasion: the Attack of the Killer Nugs.
Working on a condensed, 15-week timeline, 360i and HBO created "Westworld: The Maze," an Amazon Alexa voice skill that lets players control the actions of a "host," an artificial humanoid in the show's Western theme park, on a quest for personhood.
The #MeToo movement is bringing accountability to the ad industry, but it came too late to help Erin Johnson.
The ad industry officially joins the movement with the creation of Time's Up Advertising.