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#CannesForAll returns to take two cohorts of diverse talent to Cannes Lions

Brixton Finishing School and DigiLearning Foundation are behind the initiative.

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Lessons from 20 years of Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty

On the 20th anniversary of the iconic campaign, Campaign asked industry experts why they think the platform continues to endure—especially during a time when inclusion is facing pushback.

Apr 9, 2024

Pay equity and transparency gaining momentum in Asia

In a region where legal mandates fall short, a survey across 13 Asian markets finds that 62% of organisations voluntarily scrutinise pay equity, indicating a growing commitment to fairness and transparency in compensation practices.

Apr 4, 2024

This EP is music to the ears of neurodivergent restaurant-goers

Created by Innocean, with Grayson Music and Jazz Hands Music Place, "Breaking Barriers" is background music specifically designed for those with autism.

Apr 3, 2024

‘More than just clothes’: Vanish builds on autism awareness work

Havas London created the campaign, which coincides with the beginning of World Autism Acceptance Month.

Mar 28, 2024

Agency Report Cards 2023: We grade 31 APAC networks

Campaign Asia-Pacific presents its 21st annual evaluation of APAC agency networks based on their 2023 business performance, innovation, creative output, awards, action on DEI and sustainability, and leadership.

Mar 27, 2024

MysteryVibe’s sex toy billboard in NYC thrusts menopause into spotlight

Located in Midtown Manhattan, MysteryVibe’s ad will be run on a billboard for the next week as part of an effort to destigmatise post-menopausal sexual wellness.

Mar 27, 2024

Generative AI won’t help LGBTQ+ representation

Authentic representation requires a human touch.

Mar 26, 2024

Stop The Party and VML release tool to fix gendered language

MissType uses AI to analyse emails for typically male phrasing that is "authoritative" and "curt" and make suggestions for more effective direct and empathetic communications.

Mar 26, 2024

Elmo stars in mental health PSA following social media trauma dump

'Hum' is the first of two PSAs featuring Elmo that focus on fostering strong emotional wellbeing within families and breaking the stigma around mental health.

Mar 22, 2024

Navigating the blurred lines of faith and consumerism during Ramadan

A Moonfolks whitepaper out of Indonesia looks at how brands navigate the festive spending surge while respecting mindful consumption during the Muslim holy month.

Mar 21, 2024

Breaking barriers at Spikes Asia with neurodivergent talent

Merlee Jayme expresses gratitude to Spikes Asia for showcasing neurodivergent talent and hopes that the broader advertising community will be inspired to follow suit.

Mar 20, 2024

Why LGBTQ+ programming dwindled at SXSW this year

Discussions about transgender inclusiveness disappeared at the Texas-based festival as programming avoided wading too deeply into the most hot-button issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.

Mar 13, 2024

BBDO comms leaders on moving beyond DEI as a ‘corporate buzzword’

We wrap up our International Women’s Day 2024 coverage with insight from two China leaders at BBDO Asia who have plenty to share about defying gender-based stereotypes and misconceptions around female leadership.

Mar 13, 2024

You cannot 'inspire inclusion' without intersectionality

There appears an untapped opportunity for brands to understand and recognise the unique values, lived experiences, and causes of the communities they purport to engage with, argues Mutant’s Rebecca Lewis.

Mar 12, 2024

‘Women’s careers are an investment, not a sacrifice’: IPG leader MJ Kim

To commemorate International Women’s Day, we speak with the Korea CEO of IPG Mediabrands on the evolving role of the ‘working housewife’, why higher education is key, and a priceless lesson attained from Tom Cruise.

Mar 12, 2024

‘I don’t want to be the villain’: Dylan Mulvaney calls for brands to protect talent and celebrate trans joy

Nearly one year after facing hate for a partnership with Bud Light, the trans influencer discusses healing through humor and putting safety measures in place for diverse talent at SXSW.

Mar 11, 2024

Vineeta Singh on why 'Sugar Cosmetics is not just a beauty brand, it's a catalyst for change within the industry'

As a part of our extended International Women's Day coverage, Sugar Cosmetics' Vineeta Singh shares snippets of her entrepreneurial journey to date, as well as insights on why championing women's entrepreneurship and inclusivity in the beauty industry matters

Mar 11, 2024

APAC adtech veterans come together to further education efforts in Nepal

Formed by a group of friends in the advertising and technology industries, Team Dayā's mission is to broaden access to education by constructing primary schools in some of the poorest regions globally—with this month's efforts focused on a remote community in Nepal's Terai (the lowlands).

Mar 9, 2024

Richard Edelman: Dropping DE&I is ‘nonsense’

Edelman pushed back against criticism of diversity programs at this week’s Women of Color Connecting Summit, saying he’s “standing up for DE&I in every client conversation.”