Digiday Research: 42% of publisher respondents say their companies employ Asian people in senior roles, while just 18% say Hispanic employees have top jobs

business travel

This research is based on unique data collected from our proprietary audience of publisher, agency, brand and tech insiders. It’s available to Digiday+ members. More from the series →

Along with their counterparts at agencies, brands and ad tech companies, publisher executives are grappling with how to make their employee ranks more diverse and cultures more equitable.

Certainly making the senior ranks more inclusive is among the pressing goals for publishers going forward. Digiday Research conducted in July asked publisher employees which racial groups are represented in their company’s senior leadership team. Nearly every respondent said their companies employed white people in senior leadership and almost half said Asians people are represented in top jobs, followed by 26% seeing Black employees in senior roles and 18% observing Hispanics at the top echelons of publishing companies.

Two-thirds of survey respondents described themselves as white, while 11% said they were Asian and another 11% said they were Black. Just 4% said they were Hispanic and 9% described themselves as another minority race.”

https://digiday.com/?p=375192

More in Media

What platforms, brands and agencies hope to get out of the Possible conference in year 2

Year two of Possible is once again being held in Miami Beach, and it will take place from April 15-17 with 3,000 attendees expected to listen to another 200 or so speakers, including Snap’s Colleen DeCourcy, Uber Ads’ Megan Ramm and UM Worldwide’s Matthew Smith.

AI Briefing: Cloud giants’ AI ambitions create new partnerships — and new competitive concerns

Last week, tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Amazon all announced updates more updates for their cloud and AI efforts

AI to take center stage at Possible conference this week

At least 21 different sessions across the three days that Possible takes place — all in the halls of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel— feature the capital letters AI In their headlines. And the topic will be pretty inescapable in most of the conversations that take place onstage or around the event.