May 24, 2024


General Evolution

Time to make a change: our first-ever DE&I survey of UK marketing agencies


It started as a partnership between The Agency Collective and Hallam, sparked by our curiosity about how consultant organizations are of the Uk populace.

We believe that a diverse enterprise is a healthier business enterprise. Not only is range a moral essential, but numerous workforces are more resourceful, effective and ground breaking.

For the market to turn into extra numerous, we need to to start with fully grasp where by we are now. Over 100 companies have contributed to this study, ranging from specialized niche commence-ups through to established comprehensive-support companies with in excess of 100 personnel. This amount of participation is a massively encouraging initial action to improving variety within just our sector.

Download the report here

A the latest report by the Wall Avenue Journal concluded that ‘diverse and inclusive cultures are delivering corporations with a competitive edge about their friends.’ Our report joins a expanding number of research which help the point that socially and ethnically various groups are additional innovative, effective and progressive.

Nevertheless, as our survey in collaboration with The Company Collective highlights, there is a great deal of work nonetheless to be performed, at every single degree, if organizations are to become a genuine reflection of our assorted population.

The important headlines:

39% of companies hire no folks of underrepresented ethnic groups
75% of company management groups are 100% white
43% of senior leadership staff members are female

Kiorhte Aghoghogbe, our Senior Account Supervisor and Variety and Inclusion Lead, mentioned:

“I’ve typically worked in areas where I have been the only particular person who isn’t white. The regular company society isn’t progressive or numerous. Individuals who can result transform are normally not creating any improvements, so it’s still left to all those who are afflicted to be the trailblazers.”

Ellie Hale Handling Director, The Agency Collective, reported:

 “I have been in positions in which I have had to fight tooth and nail to be paid the identical as my male counterpart. This basically should not be the situation, and gender equality within just agencies desires to be constantly tackled. Seem at your employing method. Glance at your profession growth paths for your groups. Glance at what you are carrying out to actively help and motivate women of all ages in leadership roles? Women of all ages in businesses are worthy of to be heard, be recognised and be promoted. Be an advocate and let us do absent with any occupation ceilings.”

In this report, we cover:

  • The sizing, products and services and areas of the companies who took element
  • The key results from the study, including illustration on gender, ethnicity and incapacity and LGBTQ+ 
  • Suggestions on how to employ the service of a a lot more numerous group

Obtain the report here 


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