1. A quarter of people working in the ad industry say they’ve been sexually harassed
More than a quarter (26%) of people working in the advertising industry say they’ve been sexually harassed at some point during their career – 72% of those more than once and 25% six times or more.
Of those, 34% were women and 9% were men, with a further 30% saying they have witnessed sexual harassment happening to others.
Another 20% of women and 5% of men between the ages of 18 and 24 say they have been sexually harassed in the first few years of working.
The vast majority (82%) said it was by somebody senior to them but less than one in five (17%) have ever officially reported it.
Source: Ad Association
2. Two-thirds of older Brits feel they’re stereotyped in advertising
Two-thirds (68%) of Brits aged 65 and older believe ads often stereotype people their age, with a lack of tech skills being the most frustrating perception.
Another 26% are offended by the term ‘silver surfer’ and 33% think perceptions of older people have got worse during the last three years – compared to 21% of all Brits.
However, almost half (46%) of the general public want to see more older people in adverts, with that figure climbing to 56% among people over 65.
When asked why older people don’t…