Stephanie Holland is President and Executive Creative Director for Holland + Holland Advertising,Birmingham, AL. Working in an industry that is dominated by men, she is one of only 3% of the female creative directors in the country. Stephanie works mostly with male advertisers, helping them successfully market to women. Subscribe to She-conomy by Email
3 Responses to “Men, Who Do You Trust With YOUR Brand?”
Thanks for exposing this inequity in advertising. Luckily, I’m part of the 3% female creative directors. But there’s a true story posted on our website (under 3 Quick Takeaways) about an agency that pitched a major car account, used 16 men and 1 women as their pitch team, and then criticized the client when they didn’t land the account. The cluelessness about the marketplace is baffling — and will bankrupt agencies in the long run.
I’m interested to know the sources on all this research! Got a video equivalent of a bibliography? In particular, where is that 3% of creative directors number coming from!? That was not my experience back in the original dotcom days when I worked in branding & advertising. So I’m just really surprised, and intrigued! Thanks for any further info you can offer.