No Women? No Good.

Lu Chekowsky, writing for the Huffington Post, mentions that Creativity magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Their anniversary issue includes a retrospective on the most important advertising figures of the last 20 years.

Apparently, Creativity couldn’t find one woman who merited being pictured in a list lauding the “Most Influential Creative Minds of the Last 20 Years.” I let that sink in. And then I got mad. And then outraged. And then just plain sad.

I have yet to view the issue, but if Janet Champ, Charlotte Moore and Sally Hogshead aren’t on the list, one might rightly question if the list is complete, as Chekowsky has done.
Please feel free to use our comments section to help populate this nascent list of influential ad women.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.