The Advancing Diversity Podcast channel asks and answers the questions: How does the media and marketing industry hire more diverse talent? How can brands produce TV, video and ads that are more inclusive...more representative of the real world? MediaVillage honors -- and interviews -- top leaders in media, marketing, advertising and education who've advanced diversity and shares how they help make the world a little better. The Advancing Diversity Podcast channel is led by "The Pool" hosted by Philip McKenzie. Listen here or subscribe wherever you download your favorite podcasts.
The Pool - Celebrating The History of Black Music
In this episode of The Pool,Philip talks to Julliard ethnomusicology professor Dr. Fredara Mareva Hadley. In their conversation, Philip and Fredara discuss the unique qualities of Black music and cultural expression. They also share how Dr. Hadley’s Black History Month lecture series on the history of Black music came to be part ofTwitch’s platform.
The Pool - How to Navigate Diversity and Culture w/ Mita Mallick
In this episode of The Pool, Philip talks to Mita Mallick, the Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta. In their conversation, Philip and Mita discuss how brands can successfully navigate an increasingly complex multicultural environment. They talk through how brands can avoid missteps but more importantly how to apologize if they do. Finally, Mita shares her perspective as a working mother and the challenges of COVID-19 and the “new normal” of work from home.
The Pool - Manifesting An Equity Project
In this episode of The Pool, Philip talks to Chequan Lewis, Chief Equity Officer, Pizza Hut. In their conversation, Philip and Chequan discuss his career journey, the reality of “Double Consciousness” and its effect on Black professionals, the importance of equity as an organizing value and how organizations can become resilient.
The Pool - Racial Conflict in Mass Market and Multicultural Marketing
In this episode Philip talks to Dr. Marcel Rosa-Salas, an anthropologist of culture and assistant professor of marketing at the University of Illinois, Chicago. In this conversation, they discuss the historical legacy of racialized marketing and what it means for an industry coming to terms with significant challenges regarding external and internal diversity.
The Pool - Steering a Revolt in Culture
In this episode Philip talks to Detavio Samuels, COO, REVOLT Media & TV. In their conversation, they discuss the central role that culture generally and Hip Hop specifically play in developing insights in the broader industry. Detavio shares valuable observations tracing his career through some of the top spots on both sides of the marketing and media business.
The Pool - Shifting Multicultural Center
In this episode Philip talks to Glenda Villanueva-Marchetta, Multicultural Lead, a4 Media. In their conversation, they discuss the importance and growth of the Latino market, how understanding “why” people do something is more important than “what” people do and why the future generation is a source of hope.