NEW YORK — It's not easy to find models with disabilities in ads for the fashion and beauty industry — unless you look in the Nordstrom catalog. The company has been using models with disabilities since 1997
Google took a big step by releasing demographic information about its workforce for the first time, a sign that the search engine giant wants to be a leader in the conversation about tech and diversity.
Sara Duane-Gladden's insight:
Wonder how this impacts the development of their products.
Marketers who make ads about inclusive families these days need a battle plan for how to deal with the haters. And it's as much an opportunity as a crisis. It began, of course, with Cheerios, which was surely legitimately surprised last year when its ad with the interracial family was flooded with racist comments on YouTube.
America's biggest brands are at an advertising crossroads and the diversity that their ads project has suddenly emerged as one of society's most visual – if not incendiary -- flash points. It began with