How a talent incubator is tackling the diversity gap

Set in the 1950s, the hit TV show Mad Men put a spotlight on issues of diversity and equity in the advertising industry. But even in 2018, there’s much progress to be made. “I didn’t know much about the disparities,” Jay Gould, a senior at Cleveland State University, says. “I just knew that I would put on a suit sometimes, take my résumé, and go knock on doors at advertising firms. But I got the feeling that I could never get in.” That same feeling—the disparity in representation of persons of color in the advertising, marketing, and media industries—prompted Larry Yarrell II and Lincoln Stephens to start up the Marcus Graham Project (MGP) in 2007.

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Add Dropbox folders, Airtable, and Lucidchart to Dropbox Paper docs

When you’re in your flow, you want to stay in that flow state as long as possible. But all it takes is a click of a link to drown you in a sea of browser tabs and break that all-important flow. Link previews in Dropbox Paper, which let you easily add work from other tools to your docs, help combat this browser tab weariness. That’s why we’ve been working to bring even more of the tools you use every day into Paper. Today, we’re introducing preview support for three new tools so you can better keep all the pieces you need in one place.

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Art + amps + chocolate houses: Creative energy comes to Outside Lands

Last year’s creative mash-ups at Outside Lands were so much fun, we couldn’t resist an encore. So we paired up a new posse of muralists, musicians, designers, and chocolatiers to find out what would happen if they combined their creative energy to produce some unique works of art together at the festival. Here are highlights from last week’s festival.

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Outside Lands and Dropbox bring new collaborations to life

Remote collaboration is kind of like a long-distance relationship. The farther you are from your partner, the harder it is to communicate. But when you find enough common ground, sparks can fly despite the distance. That’s why we’re fascinated when artists from different backgrounds come together to create something new. Inspired by the success of last year’s experimental mash-ups, we’re returning to Outside Lands to pair up people from different corners of the creative world and see what they can make together. Here’s what to watch for this weekend.

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How Jack Daniel’s created an iconic brand by staying true to itself

Earlier this year, we traveled to The Gathering in Banff, Canada to meet with marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands and learn how they guided their companies to cult status. While we were there, Liz Armistead, Head of Brand and Influencer Partnerships at Dropbox, sat down with Phil Epps, Vice President, Global Brand Director at Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, to find out why giving people permission to fail can help fuel their creative energy.

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