It’s time to turn this
vicious cycle
into a virtuous one.

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, the creative marketing industry has been stuck in a vicious cycle.

Our industry is nothing like the people we communicate to and we haven’t historically done the hard work to open the doors and enable diverse cultures. As a result, we constantly find ourselves lacking diverse talent.

In many ways, more inclusive thinking is key to the future existence of our industry. The need for our industry to remain competitive demands that we look outside of our ‘circle’.

PlusPlusOne is founded by diverse industry leaders who have lived through this cycle. Having learned how not to do it, we are now on a mission to create new industry best practices for recruiting, training and developing a more diverse workforce for the next generation.

Our values

Trustworthy

We are allies to under-represented talent. Building trust, we want to create a strong community where everyone can feel safe to learn and explore their creative career path.

Collaborative

There is power in numbers. Inclusive cultures can not be built in isolation. We welcome industry-wide collaboration and sharing of knowledge.

Inclusive

We want to build and nurture an inclusive culture where under represented talent feel welcome and are able to thrive.

Optimistic

We believe we can change the future of our industry for the better by developing a new value exchange between the industry and under-represented communities.

With thanks to Nusara Chinnaphasaen for developing our Brand Fundamentals

Meet the team  

Alvaro Sotomayor
Creative Director
Wieden+Kennedy
Dinesh Sonak
Managing Director
ADCN
Charity Reingoud
Co-Founder
Prospect Eleven
Emilio de Haan
Creative Director
HERC
Angelo Bromet
Co-Founder
Prospect Eleven
Nicolette Lazarus
Program Director
Freelance
Alex Bennett-Grant
Founder / CEO
We Are Pi
Jelani Isaacs
Chief Executive Producer
New Amsterdam
Eva Rillen
Youth Coach
Prospect Eleven
Eke Bon
Program Manager
Freelance
This is amazing!
Joëlle Strijk
Freelance designer
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We believe we can change the future of our industry for the better by developing a new value exchange between the industry and under-represented communities.

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How to get involved

If you have industry experience and would like to join our team as a Tutor, Advisor or Sponsor of the program please contact us.