MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org today revealed a multipronged "From Inclusion to Belonging" themed week-long, industry-wide diverse talent outreach, retention and leadership development program from September 20-23, culminating with the 4th annual Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience on Thursday, September 23. Advancing Diversity Week will be promoted through a seven-figure out-of-home and radio advertising campaign in partnership with Outfront, Clear Channel, Intersection, and Audacy.
"This is a pivotal moment in the history of our industry," commented Philip McKenzie, chief strategy officer of MediaVillage and executive director for AdvancingDiversity.org. "We are ushering in a new spirit of belonging. The media and advertising industry is on a transformational journey to advance diversity from advocacy to activism and we are pleased to be leading the community on this vital voyage. Advancing Diversity Week will bring our 2021 theme 'From Inclusion to Belonging' to life across multiple virtual activations this fall and beyond."
The 2021 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors companies and inductees are:
"MediaVillage has an unparalleled commitment to and expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion in tandem with long term learning and a passion to drive industry growth," said Jack Myers, founder of MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org. "The inductees were chosen for their dedication to advancing diversity from advocacy to activism. We're especially pleased to announce partnerships with Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications and HBCUs, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, The Female Quotient (FQ), American Advertising Federation (AAF), 4A's Foundation and the ANA's American Educational Foundation (AEF), among other diverse groups."
The inductees, who join an extensive list of past Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors inductees including ANA, P&G, Unilever, Verizon, AB InBev, IPG and Publicis Media, were chosen for:
A sneak peek at Advancing Diversity Week:
Additional programming will include:
To learn more about Advancing Diversity Week and the year round AdvancingDiversity.org programs, visit https://week.advancingdiversity.org/. For the latest research on ad industry diversity census results, read The Myers Report here. For content created to explore diversity issues within the industry, visit The Pool, WomenAdvancing, Multicultural Media, LGBT+Advancing, The Age of Aging, and #Ask-GenZ.
For partnership opportunities, contact Claudine Waite at Claudine@mediavillage.com. For press inquiries, contact Diane Stefani at Diane@MediaVillage.com. Follow @AdvDiversity @MediaVillageCom @JackMyersBiz; hashtags: #AdvancingDiversityHonors #AdvancingDiversityWeek