Diversity is one of the hot topics in public relations right now. People all around the world are discussing why a profession, so dominated by women, has so few senior women at the top of the profession. Others are questioning why public relations consultants appear to be drawn from such a uniform, narrow cohort – one that is unrepresentative of the public at large.
Yet more are asking why there are so few people over 50 working in our profession. All of these are valid questions. But there’s another important aspect of diversity that, by its very nature, is invisible and therefore risks being overlooked: socio-economic diversity.