The IPA and Creative Equals are Combating COVID-19 with diversity and inclusion

The IPA, in partnership with Creative Equals, are launching the Diversity Matters: Summer Series virtual events this summer, which will outline how diversity and inclusion will help steer the industry through the Coronavirus pandemic. The free webinars will see D&I champions from across the business and all sides of the industry debate key topics and provide tangible actions for agencies, brands and media owners. Diversity Matters: Summer Series kicks off on Wednesday 10 June with Creative Equals launching their results of their new study with Campaign – C19 Inclusion Pulse…

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Global Communication Report Finds New Activists Are Younger, More Diverse, More Collaborative and More Likely to Vote Than Protest

The fifth annual Global Communication Report, New Activism, the report from the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations in partnership with Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management and other Public Relations organisations examines the evolution of activism and its impact on PR. It finds the new generation of activists are younger, more diverse, and more collaborative. They also prefer voting over protesting. Communicators believe that, due to decreasing trust in Government, activism will grow in influence over the next five years, and that “average citizens” will be one…

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3M and The BrandLab Team up to Expand Diversity in the Design Sector

3M and The BrandLab (TBL) have announced a two-year initiative (2020 and 2021) focused on driving diversity within creative career paths, including graphic and industrial design. This partnership aims to inspire young, diverse high school students to pursue creative careers, address opportunity gaps for underrepresented students and embody a more culturally diverse population of creative talent for organizations that have a global footprint. The design talent collaboration includes the expansion of existing internship programs with The BrandLab, the addition of a classroom program, inclusive of inspirational workshops hosted at 3M…

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People Like Us: a celebration of diversity in the media and communications industry

PrettyGreen’s Sheeraz Gulsher and LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz announce People Like Us, a quarterly networking event designed to celebrate the work of black and minority ethnic professionals in the media and communications industries. Sheeraz and Darain are siblings who grew up in Luton and have been working in the industry collectively for over 25 years. The event is open to professionals at all levels, it is now sold out, however please email your details to info@peoplelikeus.uk to be placed on the waiting list The inaugural event will take place at Snap Inc, parent company of Snapchat, where attendees…

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IPA offers advice on diversity

In a recent post entitled: How we can help you diversify your workforce, the IPA gives advice on diversity in the workplace, I copy the text of the post below: Are you looking to attract a wider diversity of entry-level people into your workforce? Are you running a talent event in 2020? If so, the IPA can help. Our new partnership with recruitment app Debut gives IPA member agencies the opportunity to market your graduate programmes, internships and hiring opportunities to over 150,000 students – of which 43% are STEM…

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