Before taking my first job in advertising some many years ago, I was forewarned that it was "a young man's business" -- i.e. if I was looking for a long-term career in one industry, I would be better served by looking elsewhere. Since then, our industry has made considerable progress on the gender aspect of this statement, but regrettably we're still a "young person's business." For all that the advertising and media business has done -- and will do -- to promote workforce diversity, our efforts to be inclusive are still excluding people of age. We live in the age of aging and there's never been a better time to diversify our definition of diversity to leverage the power of people of age.
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