For the Second Year, This Agency Owner Highlights Black Talent in Advertising

Derek Walker addresses staff diversity, or lack thereof, during Black History Month

Nina Austin and Malik Adan are two industry talent that Derek Walker is highlighting in February.
Nina Austin and Malik Adan are two industry talent that Derek Walker is highlighting in February. Derek Walker via LinkedIn

To many people—and, of course, brands—Black History Month means revisiting the achievements great African-American leaders made in the past. But what about the here and now? And how does the celebration apply to the advertising industry itself, especially as it works towards greater inclusivity?

@MaryEmilyOHara maryemily.ohara@adweek.com Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. They specialize in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities.
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