Create Space Census Results & Action Plan


Find out how you can help create space for diversity and inclusion in our industry.

On July 14, Advertising Council Australia and Kantar Insights will hold an online industry event to release the findings of Australian advertising’s first ever diversity and inclusion industry census – the Create Space Census. We will also launch phase one of the Create Space Action Plan.

More than 2,600 professionals from across advertising, media and marketing contributed to the anonymous census in December 2021, providing a true picture of the demographics and experiences of the industry through the lenses of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, social mobility and age.

About the online event

ACA’s National Head of Engagement Hannah Sturrock, ACA D&I Committee member and whiteGREY Chief Strategy Officer Simon Wassef, and Kantar Australia Senior Director Kathryn Robinson will present key findings from Create Space Census. 

They will also reveal the actions from phase one of the Create Space Action Plan – three initial actions that the industry can take to drive greater diversity and inclusion.

More actions will be announced in coming months as phase two and three of the Create Space Action Plan are implemented by ACA alongside industry working groups, in line with a commitment to benchmarking the ad industry’s progress on DE&I every two years.

event hosts

Welcome by Tony Hale, Advertising Council Australia CEO, and Rose Herceg, ACA D&I Committee Chair and WPP Australia & New Zealand President

Hannah Sturrock, Advertising Council Australia National Head of Engagement

Kathryn Robinson, Kantar Australia Senior Director

Simon Wassef, ACA D&I Committee member and whiteGREY Chief Strategy Officer

About kantar insights

Kantar is the world’s leading evidence-based insights and consulting company, with a complete, unique and rounded understanding of how people think, feel and act, globally and locally in over 90 markets. By combining deep expertise of research leaders and experts, data resources and benchmarks, and innovative analytics and technology, Kantar help brands understand people and drive growth.