Why is adland still too slow in closing the BAME leadership gap?

Season 3, Episode 1,  Feb 13, 2020, 09:58 AM

Agency CEOs, Larissa Vince (Now) and Zaid Al-Zaidy (The Beyond Collective) share their personal stories about discrimination and what needs to happen to get more BAME talent rising to the top.

Plus, how about some more age diversity in adland? Three agency veterans have launched a new startup - is this a sign of things to come?

We also discuss the magic (or not!) of Valentine's Day marketing and the panel discuss the ads that caught their eye this week.

This week's episode is hosted by Campaign's global tech editor Omar Oakes and produced by Ben Londesbrough.

Warning: some of the topics discussed are of an adult nature and listener discretion is advised. 

Running order: 

3:23: Why is the industry moving too slowly to bring in more BAME senior leadership?

16:20 - How are we going to change the representation of BAME people in the industry?

19:55 - Accountability and bad behaviours

24:43 - Three industry veterans launch a new agency, Ancient & Modern. Is this a sign of things to come?

33:20 - Ofcom is to be given new powers to police social media. Is it the right move?

37:00 - Valentine's Day marketing: cringe is in the air

41:46 - Ads of the week