Female-focused app Bumble continues to be a model for diverse management. Their humorous 2021 campaign ‘Fall in love with dating’, celebrates the imperfections of dating. We also saw Bumble become the Apple App Store ‘Trend of the Year’ winner, with new funding for 2022. Watch out for Bumble’s planned expansion!
Breaking boundaries and championing represented audiences and communities, Channel 4 was the first and only broadcaster last year to make a significant commitment to bringing new creative ideas and stories to the UK audience. Their Black to Front Project deserves celebration for featuring a schedule led by Black talent on and off-screen for one day.
A mothership of media responsible for game-changing titles such as GQ, Wired and of course with Vanessa Kingori appointed the new Chief Business Officer, Condé Nast is set for continued diversification and inclusion, both within the office and on the print magazine. . Expect a constant flurry of roles across the board.
The iconic all-star brand is focused not only on what people wear but also on creating tools that enable expression and have a positive impact on communities. Keep a lookout for Converse's Give Your Best program, as well as the Converse Renew line, made from re-engineered knit and repurposed scraps – moving the classic style icons toward a zero-waste future.
Working with the biggest brands in the world such as the BBC, Spotify, Condé Nast and more, the award-winning global consultancy has made an incredible impact on making the creative industry a more diverse and equitable place, highlights including their #AdLand Commits campaign to address institutional racism in the advertising industry.
Social enterprise Creative Mentor Network is brightening the creative industry with mentoring programmes, training and consultancy to help people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Starting to expand their programmes internationally, they are making a huge impact to make underrepresented people seen.
D&AD represents global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity, running a variety of schemes for emerging creatives such as through their New Blood programme and annual festivals. Keep your eyes peeled for the new D&AD Shift with Google industry-led night school programme for new creatives, applications open Feb 2022.
Fancy a pint? Launched in October 2020, this ‘Beer for Doing’ start-up brews 0.0% non-alcoholic beer. With the increased focus on health and wellness, the alcohol-free beer space is creating a refreshing change to the beverage industry. Days has raised £1m in funding to fuel its 2022 ambitions to entice more consumers and occasions.
This independent media brand is one of the world’s leading for fashion and culture. Starting as the bi-monthly style mag ‘Dazed and Confused’ covering music, fashion, film, art, Dazed now produces across print, digital and video. In 2021, Dazed100 was a global celebration of next-gen talent leading across their fields, with the Open to Change partnership with Converse, promoting opportunities, representation and education in the creative industries.
One of the most dynamic startups on the scene, Depop’s goal is to create the #1 social marketplace for unique items, fashion and beyond. What’s more, Depop was acquired by Etsy last year and is set to continue helping influence the future of fashion and tech to be more sustainable. With an ever-evolving status, expect to find great roles in everything from development to marketing.