Almost three-quarters (74%) of multicultural employees of ad agencies think their work experience is different because of their backgrounds, according to a survey by Tangerine Watson. African-Americans (33%) as well as Hispanics (21%) cited a lack of diversity as among the reasons for leaving ad agencies. The American Advertising Federation's chief operating officer, Constance Cannon Frazier, encouraged industry leaders to use the information to improve the situation.
JWT's first Multicultural Mixer for creatives of color attracted several hundred participants. The event, which was hosted by Tangerine-Watson and the One Club-Adversity program, was meant to be a way to spotlight minority creative talent working at general-market and multicultural agencies, according to this article.
Amid growing anticipation over Apple's possible release of an iPhone, it is Linksys that has unveiled an iPhone, a wireless phone that can be used with the Skype service. Some analysts predict that an Apple iPhone could be announced in January in San Francisco.
As part of its "Bold Moves" campaign, Ford Motor Co. signed on to sponsor an MSN Music Internet concert by rock performer Pink. However, the company denies having known of promoter Control Room's plans to place concert ads on an adults-only celebrity Web site.