Roundtable on the State of the Advertising Industry: Equity and Inclusion Matters, Part I
Advertising Educational Foundation
Advertising & Society Quarterly
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On May 11, 2020, a panel of academics and industry leaders came together to discuss the state of equity and inclusion in the advertising industry. In Part I of this roundtable, participants discuss many topics: definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion; implicit versus unconscious bias; microaggressions; the impact of equity, inclusion, and bias issues on the industry and consumers; how and why problematic ads appear; how consumers respond to problematic ads in a world made highly connected through social media; the importance of teaching students about structural problems in society and the advertising industry across all classes in an academic program; why images used to represent people in advertising matter; the role of chief creative officers and chief strategy officers in equity and inclusion efforts; and the place of chief diversity and inclusion officers in the workplace as well as their contributions to the industry's success.
Lindsey-Warren, Tyrha M.; Chenevert, Amber; Chuku, Yusuf; Gilroy, Tasha; Howell, Marco; James, J. P.; Paul, Lukeisha; Shankar, Shalini; and Thomas, Kevin D., "Roundtable on the State of the Advertising Industry: Equity and Inclusion Matters, Part I" (2020). College of Communication Faculty Research and Publications. 566.