The 4A’s Five-Point Media Commitment to supporting BIPOC-owned and targeted media owners

Five Commitments:   1. Anti-racism We commit to working with agencies against racism. We will use our influence and our resources to eradicate bias of all kinds. We will provide organization-wide bias training, starting with leadership and HR; we will reinforce or create advocacy/allyship programs; and build platforms and initiatives to create change. Our industry […]

Recap of Part 1 of the Equity & Inclusion Congress

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Agenda (9/21 & 9/22):   Monday 2:10PM–2:30PM · Stage Congress Purpose – Industry Rallying Call (Kenya Rutland) Addressing the state of the industry and 4A’s vision to strengthen the advancement of diverse populations through intentional advocacy and collective action. Monday 2:30PM–2:50PM · Stage 4A’s Benchmark Data Release (Simon Fenwick, Matt Kasindorf) 4A’s Matt Kasindorf and Simon Fenwick […]

New Ad Industry Diversity Data Provides A New Benchmark—And Room For Improvement

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Read original Forbes article here   While the advertising industry is still predominantly white, agencies are hoping to increase diversity through new discussions and actions.   A key advertising trade organization is hoping to use new survey data about diversity to improve the industry and foster dialogue. The results—collected by the 4As from 165 agencies representing […]

Diversity: Brands Miss Big Picture When Choosing Images

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Read original MediaPost article here:     While companies have spent the last few months scrambling to add diversity to their marketing efforts, new research from Getty Images shows that when it comes to visuals, consumers have very different ideas about inclusivity than your typical art director. Nearly 80% of the people Getty polled around […]

BIPOC Owned Media Companies Resource List

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We have curated a list of 350+ minority-owned media outlets (TV & radio stations) to make available to members and non-members. This list has been cultivated primarily from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, a division of the United States Department of Commerce), but will […]

Fair Play Charter — Minority-Owned and Minority-Targeted Media

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The Media Leadership Council (MLC) of the 4A’s is issuing this Fair Play Charter to its members as guidance and agreement to fair and equitable treatment to owners of minority-owned and -targeted media. Fair Play represents a recommitment to nondiscriminatory practices in media buying process.