FCB Celebrates Black History Month
FCB Global is proud to celebrate Black History Month, and we have asked employees – of all races – throughout the network what Black History Month means to them, and why it’s important to celebrate it. Check out their answers here: #FCBBlackHistoryMonth
FCB Inferno Launches #VoteNext100
It has been 100 years since women first gained the right to vote in the UK. However, equality still stands as an issue for many, so we asked 100 influential women to help us name the 100 things we want to achieve in the next 100 years under the hashtag #VoteNext100. Click here to learn more: https://lbbonline.com/news/fcb-inferno-marks-womens-suffrage-centenary-with-votenext100/
FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray, “Doubling Down on Diversity,” with The Drum
As part of Carter’s op-ed series with The Drum, this month he provides insight on FCB’s unwavering commitment to culture & inclusion.
“Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech”
FCB Global Chief Creative Officer Susan Credle has long championed gender balance. Under her leadership, FCB has sponsored initiatives like Cannes’ “See It, Be It,” which helps senior women creatives accelerate their careers.
FCB Creates C&I Community
The Culture & Inclusion Community is a global initiative designed to connect and engage employees within and between offices, to address challenges and opportunities related to Intentional Inclusion. The C&I Community was launched in Chicago and is also gaining traction now in Brazil, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Health, New York and Canada.
If you are interested in becoming involved or assisting in the launch of the C&I Community, please contact the representative or HR leader for your agency.
FCB C&I Community Reel – FCB Chicago’s Membership & Connections committee
- The team connected with YCA to have poets from the Louder Than a Bomb program perform at the agency’s annual Open House event. The two performances were standing room only, and rumored to be the best performances of the night. This initial partnership is only the first event in what is hoped to be a long-term relationship that will build a pipeline of nontraditional talent for the internship program.
- The agency hosted about 25 7th and 8th graders from Carter G. Woodson Middle School at FCB Chicago’s 456 location, to immerse them in the advertising industry. More than 15 employees volunteered their time, leading department deep dives and creative briefings, or helping students throughout the creative development workshop. The presentations were rewarding and heartfelt experiences for both students and volunteers alike. Four groups of students concepted, developed and presented more than 20 creative executions across two brands. Not only were the presentations well received by the volunteers, but the students were so excited by the experience that they asked when they would be able to return. Agency achievement certificates were distributed to all participating students as a takeaway for their successful completion of our immersive agency experience.