We celebrate the role models who are changing our industry for the better, from the work we make to the way we work together.

The IPA believes a more diverse and a more inclusive advertising industry is a better, healthier one. That’s why we’re teaming up with Unilever to create the iList. A celebration of industry role models who are driving this change.

If you're inclusive you'll be included.

    It doesn’t matter what level a person works at. If they’re doing something that fosters and nurtures more inclusivity, whether that’s in the way they work or the actual work they produce, this is the moment to nominate them. It can be a colleague, a supplier, it can be yourself.

    The iList is a recognition of those who are truly promoting and championing inclusivity within the advertising industry.

    We’ve assembled a stellar group of judges including Karen Blackett OBE to select the first ever iList and have the backing of the Mayor of London. So, if you want to be included, just do something inclusive.

    Application form

    This is how it works - simply fill out below form with your details and nominate someone wonderful who makes inclusivity real. And if this wonderful person is yourself, even better. 

    Here comes the small print: You can nominate an entrant provided that at the time of entering for the Initiative they either: (a) work at an Agency (within any discipline) or a Media Owner (within any discipline) (b) work as a freelancer or consultant, from time to time in an advertising and marketing role at an Agency/Media Owner. Entrants are sought from all levels of seniority.

    To find out how the IPA uses your personal information, please see our privacy policy.

    Key dates

    • 21 January 2020: Submission window closes
    • End of February 2020: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by team of judges. 
    • May 2020: Final iList will be announced at a celebratory gala in May and featured in Campaign magazine, the iList’s media partner.


    The iList is founded by the IPA and is an IPA Talent Leadership Group (TLG) initiative

    Unilever believes that diverse and inclusive workplaces makes business, and society, stronger and that change must start from within. Find out about Unilever’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    Last updated 02 December 2019