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Any designer at @Ogilvy who didn’t walk the fuck out when they accepted the CBP account should be ashamed, and anyone who actually did work on that account should be blacklisted.
And @OgilvyConsult can take that rainbow off its icon until @Ogilvy disavows and makes restitution for its work with CBP. The queer community doesn’t need your token support and won’t be used to woke-wash fascist collaborators.
Is “not doing brand design for concentration camps” too much to ask of the old guard, @Ogilvy?
If the scale of your business means you can’t afford to turn away PR for crimes against humanity, you should close up shop.

The design industry and press should not overlook this.
I’ve got a feature idea for @FastCoDesign, @dezeen, @designmilk, or the @InVisionApp blog:

The design industry discusses: Should designers turn down clients who operate concentration camps?

I’m happy to argue they should if @Ogilvy wants to defend the practice.
Designers working for any @WPP brand should talk to their Creative Director and head of HR to object to their sibling brand working for CBP.

Look to your peers in tech for a blueprint and support. Employees at Google and Microsoft have shown us you can make a difference.
If you work for a @WPP brand like @Ogilvy and would like to speak to people involved in recent tech protests—or if you were involved and recent tech protests and would like to offer advice to WPP employees—my DMs are open.

I know many in the design industry will support you.
Yeah…so about that… An image of a CBP camp with a David Ogilvy quote: Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.”
While we’re discussing places that employ designers and also support human rights abuses:

@Deloitte works with both CBP and ICE.… Screen cap of deloitte’s website that reads:<br />
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We believe that we're only as good as the good we do.<br />
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All the facts and figures that talk to our size and diversity and years of history, as notable and important as they may be, are secondary to the truest measure of Deloitte: The impact we make in the world.
You can explore @Deloitte’s contracts with @DHSgov here. You’ll notice ICE in the number 1 spot of top 10 contracting agencies. CBP a little further down.

You’ll also see a lot engineering, computer systems design, and dollars.…
If @Ogilvy doesn’t want to address their work for @CBP, operators of concentration camps, we should ask their other clients how they feel about being in that kind of company.

Well, @CocaColaCo @BurgerKing @kfc @LEGO_Group @budweiserusa @CadburyUK? How to find Ogilvy clients since they don’t list them on their site. Search “from:Ogilvy client”
I wrote about @Ogilvy, @CBP, and Brunhilde Pomsel, Goebbels’s personal secretary.

Thanks @RAICESTEXAS for sparking more conversation about ethics in design and what needs to change to achieve them. Medium pullquote: There is no world in which the conversation about ethics in design bears fruit and our industry—professional standards, hiring practices, business models—remains unchanged.
There’s a clear choice before Ogilvy employees, but the design industry must also act.

We need to change to encourage designers to do the right thing, materially support them when they do, and remove the financial/professional incentives of complicity.
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