With Diversity Still Lacking, Ad Industry Focuses on Retention

For many in the advertising business, the results of the 2010 census were a tipping point in terms of highlighting the growing importance of minority consumers. It showed that there were more than 50 million Latinos in the United States, nearly 40 million African-Americas and almost 15 million Asians. Nine million people identified themselves as belonging to more than one race. But many advertising agencies and media companies still lack diversity within their own ranks, especially at the higher rungs of the corporate ladder.

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