In some ways, the incident serves as a textbook case of the kind of systemic racism that exists in the industry and groups like 600 & Rising and others are now trying to eradicate.
The campaign is designed to create a standard for collecting industry diversity data agency by agency and provide a platform for agencies to articulate a vision of a more diverse future.
The organizations are developing a 90-day timetable for enacting diversity and inclusion reforms across the industry.
In a first, Interpublic last week disclosed the racial makeup of its senior level and professional workforce. Now, other holding companies and agencies are preparing to make, or at least are contemplating, similar moves.
A growing number of holding companies and agencies are commemorating the day with programs or time off. Most states recognize the day as an official holiday or special day of observance. The federal government does not, despite growing calls that it be declared a national holiday.
IPG's unprecedented decision Friday to release certain EEOC data may not be a complete report card on efforts to diversify, but it does help measure progress or the lack of it.
Seems like ages ago that the in-person event was cancelled, but a virtual version including a few special awards and lots of inspiring conversation is taking place June 22-26.
The experiential agency has launched a new operation focused on innovative work in spaces like zero-touch technology to help get clients up and running again. The pivot has saved jobs at the agency.
The Minneapolis agency has looked inward and found that it has fallen short on the diversity and inclusion front. It's well-positioned to be a catalyst for momentous change.
The anniversary of that momentous day 76 years ago was Saturday. And it provides a great lesson in leadership as the folks at the Lincoln Project reminded Americans over the weekend with the release of a new video.