Ad 2 Dallas Podcast: addCULTURE

Have you heard the news? Our Diversity and Inclusion Team has officially launched an exciting new podcast called addCULTURE! The podcast will explore how diverse the advertising industry really is through a series of interviews with experts and industry leaders.

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The first episode is the start of a multi-part miniseries on Hispanic advertising. The special guest for this episode is Kathleen Franz, Chair of the Division of Work and Industry at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Kathleen discusses the history and future of Hispanics in advertising with Ad 2 Dallas' very own Barbara Boretsky and Leland Moses.

Kathleen is a historian who has been working to piece the story of Hispanics in advertising together for several years. She has gathered stories of Hispanic advertising and Spanish-language broadcasting in the U.S. from the 1960s to the 1990s. In addition to telling the cultural impact of Hispanics in advertising, she is working on a cultural biography of women in the ad industry before the 1950s. Kathleen has a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University and a research specialty in the cultural history of business and technology. Another contributor to the episode is the National Museum of American History which has a virtual exhibit where they explore the past and future of advertising as well as blog posts on collecting the history of Hispanic advertising and the museum’s Archives Center serves as a repository for signature advertising collections.

In addition to the virtual exhibit, the museum’s “American Enterprise” exhibition  includes interesting facts, photos and educational information. Get your devices and headphones ready, and listen now!. Be sure to share and join the conversation on our social platforms by using #addCULTURE.

Check out the Smithsonian’s virtual exhibit about the advertising business and learn more about Kathleen and her work.