Quote of the week
“Pride is, by definition, a protest. If you are running a marketing campaign for your company involving the rainbow flag, that is declaring that you will protect the LGBTQ+ community—that you want to fight not just against bigotry but all forms of oppression that affect the LGBTQ+ community, whether police brutality, homelessness, or the mental health crisis in this country.” —Eric Cervini, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and LGBTQ+ historian, on how brands should be thinking about Pride Month marketing amid the current anti-LGBTQ+ environment.
On the move
BET Media Group hired Jerry Leo as executive VP of programming strategy, a new role. He had been chief content officer at Canela Media.
Public Label, a marketing agency, hired Bruce DeFrees as executive creative director. He was most recently executive creative director at E&J Gallo Winery.
Converse named Jared Carver CEO and president, a promotion from VP and general manager of the Nike-owned brand.