Podcast: Is advertising diverse enough?

The short answer is ‘no’, but WPP’s Karen Blackett OBE explains why, what can be done, and the wider implications.
04 February 2019
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Bart Michels
Bart
Michels

Country Lead, UK

Advertising needs to reflect our society, says Karen Blackett OBE – UK Country Manager for WPP, Chairperson of MediaCom and race equality business champion to the UK government – but it isn’t currently doing so. With stereotypes, tokenism and a downright lack of diversity in the world of advertising, we are missing out on greater creativity, transformation – and ultimately profit. Who is leading the way, and what should business leaders consider when embarking on this journey?

Hosted by Andrew Stephen, L'Oreal Professor of Marketing at Saïd Business School (Oxford University) and Bart Michels, Kantar UK Country Lead.

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