600 Black Advertising Professionals Demand Meaningful Action From Leadership in Open Letter

The signatories represent talent from nearly every major agency in the country

Black agency professionals have an unequivocal response for U.S. advertising agencies: release your diversity data and reform your practices now. Kacy Burdette

The recent outcry over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black men and women both known and unknown has forced formerly “apolitical” brands and advertising agencies to reflect on how they should respond to the racism pandemic, both internally and externally. Many participated in #BlackOutTuesday, several have opened their purses and donated millions to causes committed to addressing injustice and police abolition, and some have even made Juneteenth a company holiday. But Black advertising professionals want more than symbolism and one-off actions.

@monicroqueta monica.zorrilla@adweek.com Mónica is a breaking news reporter at Adweek.