Campaign Leading Change Diversity Hub

For the past three years, we have provided a platform for the industry to promote and champion diversity and inclusion in APAC. Through the Women Leading Change event, the industry made good progress on gender diversity and highlighted other challenges we face in the region today. We are at a turning point, as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum around the world and pushes D&I up the corporate agenda. While we don't have a live event this year, it’s important to revisit our campaign for change. Throughout the next two months, we’ll bring you free expert talks, articles, opinion and lively debates on all the topics that matter, right here in the Diversity Hub. Plus, we'll be launching the 2020 Diversity Survey so please get involved.

Highlight

Oct 27, 2020

Creating Spaces: Female First Forum

Three Campaign panels curated in partnership with Facebook, each one bringing together strong, successful, diverse agency women from across the globe talking about the topics that matter. This is the third in our Female First Forum series...

Oct 19, 2020

Vulnerability, empathy and leadership: Female First Forum

Three Campaign panels curated in partnership with Facebook, each one bringing together strong, successful, diverse agency women from across the globe talking about the topics that matter. This is the second in our Female First Forum series...

News

Feb 10, 2021

A Vietnam perspective: Culture and working life as an LGBTQIA+ person in the industry

In the fourth iteration of our LGBTQIA+ interview series, we turn our attention to Vietnam, a market that has made some policy progress in recent years, but with discrimination and stigma still common, many to continue to hide their identities.

Feb 9, 2021

Great minds don’t think alike: How to tap the neurodivergent talent pool

Embracing neurodiversity, from ADHD to dyslexia, gives adland a creative edge.

Jan 13, 2021

Inclusion isn't free: Make 2021 the year of accountability

We need to make long-term change, call out empty gestures and do the real work that is needed.

Jan 11, 2021

The magnificent seven New Year's resolutions

The outlook for 2021 is uncertain. Here is how to ensure that your business outperforms, and that your personal career path soars.

Dec 15, 2020

A body-positive model and artist presses brands and marketers on inclusivity

Ada Yokota has grown up frustrated by the restrictive definitions of body shapes and skin colours and believes marketers should do more to break these shackles.

Dec 15, 2020

A Malaysia perspective: Culture and working life as an LGBTQIA+ person in the ...

In the third iteration of our LGBTQIA+ interview series, we turn our attention to Malaysia, where one individual—despite living under repressive laws—has found acceptance and is optimistic about the future of the country's community.

Dec 15, 2020

Representation and balance in the newsroom thrown into spotlight

Covid-19 has both exacerbated the imbalance of news and undermined the legitimacy of many news organisations. In this critical environment, Campaign speaks to the BBC, Bloomberg and CNN on the measures they have in place to address balance and representation.

Dec 15, 2020

A dozen APAC ads that prove the industry can make a difference on DEI

A collection of great APAC campaigns that have argued for inclusion, tolerance and equitable treatment.

Dec 15, 2020

Covid-19 risks turning back the clock on gender-equality gains

Recent government debate about cuts to nursery funding in the UK throws a spotlight on how the phenomenon of the 'third shift' risks pushing working mothers in the ad industry to breaking point.

Dec 15, 2020

Building diversity beyond scorecards

As the conversation around diversity has rightfully gained momentum, many organisations have tackled this in the same way we do everything — with a good scorecard. While discrimination and inequality exist in some parts of the industry and need to be addressed, diversity and inclusion is complex, nuanced and can be hard to unequivocally capture on a scorecard, says Lee Walsh, senior vice president, head of media, APAC, at global media agency Essence.

Nov 24, 2020

Female entrepreneurs disproportionally affected by pandemic

Mastercard's annual ranking of the best economies for women entrepreneurs has found that gender inequalities have been worsened due to Covid-19, with Asia-Pacific markets accounting for some of the biggest drops in progress.

Nov 19, 2020

It’s time to tackle unconscious bias in APAC

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) priorities are different in different countries. We caught up with four marketing leaders from across APAC at Essence to talk about what gender equity means, why paternity leave needs to become the norm and why we’ll never stop talking about diversity.

Video

Apr 10, 2017

Unconscious bias: Tackling gender equality

Top industry leaders speak out on gender-equality strategies, in this video followup to the recent Campaign360 conference.

Apr 10, 2017

Campaign360 video: Smashing the glass ceiling

Almost every woman in the industry has a story about the glass ceiling. At the Campaign360 event, Lynn Branigan (president and CEO of She Runs It) explains how she used the experience to grow.

Apr 10, 2017

Campaign360 video: See something, do something

OMD CEO Mainardo de Nardis had strong words to say at Campaign 360. It behooves absolutely everyone in marketing to stand up when they notice persecution in the workplace.