Diverse Suppliers for Marketing and Advertising

January 26, 2021

Finding diverse suppliers for marketing and advertising services is a challenge. When ANA issued its report in May, we committed to a deeper dive into supplier diversity, and specifically promised to curate a list of diverse suppliers that work in our industry. In June, our initial list of certified diverse suppliers was released. Also in June, ANA/AIMM, published an open letter titled, “ANA/AIMM Commitment to Equality, Inclusion, and Systemic Change.” The letter called for the development of an equitable creative supply chain through strategic investments in agencies, broadcasters, suppliers, and producers owned or run by Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. In December, the most recent list of Certified Diverse Suppliers for Marketing and Advertising was issued, totaling 186 companies. This session will provide an update on our initiative to identify diverse suppliers for marketing and advertising.