Resource List of Certified Diverse Suppliers for Marketing/Advertising

April 23, 2021

In May 2020, the ANA released the report, "The Power of Supplier Diversity." The report highlighted that identifying diverse suppliers represents a significant challenge for marketers.

In June 2020, the ANA and its diversity initiative, The Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (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.

As a follow-up to the above, we have curated this list of Certified Diverse Suppliers, initially published in July 2020, which has since been updated on a regular basis. This April 2021 update has 266 companies. In addition to the PDF, we are also publishing an Excel document to allow users to sort by column.  If you have suggestions for diverse suppliers, or other comments, please email us at diversesuppliers@ana.net.

Also, we have published a companion resource list of “Suppliers Serving Predominately Multicultural and Diverse Audiences for Marketing and Advertising, Non-Minority Owned and/or Non-Minority Certified.”

Finally, the 4A’s maintains a BIPOC-owned media list on its website that is updated as new information is received.

Source: “Certified Diverse Suppliers for Marketing and Advertising