Entries by The Kaleidoscope Group

Healthcare System Executive Recruitment

I recently read an alarming and, quite frankly, shocking New York Times Article entitled “Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John,” which indicates that fewer S&P 1500 firms have female CEOs than male CEOs named “John”.   And when considering racial and ethnic diversity, the problem becomes even more acute.  A 2013 survey by […]

From Films to Feels

The 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival showcases Latino talents from all over the world with 40+ short and 50+ feature-length films. This has developed into a staple for Chicago moviegoers and creates the perfect opportunity to indulge in a colorful culture and participate with local and international filmmakers. All the films are shown in their […]

Wake Up & Smell The Bias

Unless you’ve spent the the last month in hiding or a coma, you have likely heard the story of two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, being arrested by Philadelphia police in response to a Starbucks’ Manager calling 911 after two minutes of their “loitering.” (Some would call it waiting.) (Full story) The reaction […]

Starbucks® – Remaking More Than A Drink

I was teaching my Integrated Marketing Communications Execution Class at North Park University in Chicago and I asked my students to come up with an ad campaign to help Starbucks® through its recent crisis. These students had some great ideas, yet many of them were hesitant to address the issue of discrimination head on. This […]

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity..?

It’s become increasingly apparent that any type of media companies or brands develop is open to deep scrutiny from the public eye. So why do we continue to experience tone-deaf, casually racist marketing initiatives? Previously, our Chief Marketing Officer for the Kaleidoscope Group, Chris Bintliff, outlined “3 Ways to Avoid Diversity Disaster’s in your Marketing” […]

All the Colors of the World

As a Designer for The Kaleidoscope Group I often find myself putting on different lenses to see through the many eyes of the people our work impacts to, hopefully, best understand their perspective. I do so in the hopes to create meaningful work not just for some, but for everyone. I recently read “How To […]