Advertising needs greater diversity, finds industry census | News
The census, which took place between 10th and 22nd March and received 16,016 responses, found that 1% of people in executive-level positions were black. Black people make up 3% of the British population.Disabled people were also underrepresented in advertising with 9% of the workforce, compared with 20% of the working age population in the UK.The census found 38% of respondents felt able to report discrimination against others in the industry, but this fell to 26% when reporting personal discrimination. One in eight women ( 12%) said they had experienced sexual discrimination.The All in report based on the census findings was published by the Inclusion Working Group on Thursday 10th June. The working group was set up by the Advertising Association, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and advertising industry body Isba last year.
D&I in the UK advertising sector.