Structural Racial Disconnect Research

To truly embrace diversity, specifically racial diversity, the industry must examine the overall construct of talent mobility when entering the industry and keeping this talent engaged through their career journey. Since 2018, the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) has conducted an annual study on the disconnects across academia, industry, and talent, specifically new hires and undergraduate students. The first focused on general talent; the second on diverse talent, specifically through the lens of racial diversity; and the third on analytics talent.

Collectively, they highlight the structural entry-level disconnects that exist within the marketing and advertising ecosystem which is captured in this report called the Structural Racial Diversity Disconnect in Entry-Level Hiring in the Marketing and Advertising Industry.

Structural Racial Disconnect study



We are looking for collaborators who are interested in establishing an industry-wide benchmark for entry-level talent. For more details, please complete the form below and someone will follow up with you to discuss.

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"Our future marketing and advertising leaders are not just looking for a job, they are looking for a meaningful career that will make a positive impact on society."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation