“In the wake of sexism and racism scandals at major advertising companies in recent years, firms seem to be more aware than ever of the need to address the problem and move past the “Mad Men” days. ” At this years Cannes Lions advertising festival, the topic of diversity was one of the main topics. One of the areas that seems to be showing some form of progress is recruiting more diverse talent. “I have more clients saying they would prefer a woman” for a particular role, Carol Vick, a recruiter for creative positions in the advertising industry, said in an interview.