Panelists shared their stories of breaking into the industry and professional tips. We have found that Black talent rarely secured their position through the traditional application process. Instead, it often began as a conversation with someone who became their sponsor or advocate within these companies, who then opened their network by offering them a referral or even a position on their team. These conversations took place at gyms, through cold email outreach, at conferences, on trains, and even at work. Our panelists highlighted these journeys and shared resources on how to break into the advertising industry.
Insights & Updates
Black women have had almost no mirrors in mainstream media, which often reflects stereotypes rather than their beauty and complexity, leaving them feeling devalued and inaccurately portrayed. But while 2020 has been a tumultuous year, it’s led to more mirrors in the media for Black women. In my pursuit of relentless optimism, I do see the industry attempting to evolve.
Wave III of the MindReader COVID-19 Consumer Research study breaks out findings in four sections: Consumer Concern & Confidence, Economic Outlook & Spending, Media & Other Activities, and Advertising & Messaging.
The fourth quarter of 2020 is already shaping up to be a complicated one for advertisers. Our Director of Strategic Partnerships offers three media environments in which advertisers should rest assured that their dollars will work exceedingly hard this holiday season.