Wait a Second…There Are Black People in Advertising?

Summary: Believe it or not, the answer is yes. Jim Glover has just come out with a book called Mad Man, and it centers around the plight black advertising creatives have faced in the industry. Glover’s main character is a black creative director who complains about the ceilings he faces, the lack of access, and hierarchy in agency life among other things. This subject has been a point of conversation for years. Advertising Week in New York even created a session to speak solely on diversity and how the agency world can change its perception to make it more welcoming to the black community. Every year, a handful of articles appear talking about the lack of diversity.