Volkswagen and Philadelphia cheese are the first brands to fail the Advertising Standard Authority’s new rules on gender stereotyping in ads, which came into force in June, with industry bodies expressing surprise and concern at the bans.
Following the furore over a recent "brownface" advertisement, the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS) plans to issue a recommendation that marketers “take special care” when their projects involve race and ...
Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer, found an innovative way to challenge stereotypes by asking several of its marketers, as well as agency representatives, to take DNA tests and explore their own genetic heritage.
FMCG giant Unilever has turned its gaze inwards as part of its ongoing campaign against stereotyping, with an exercise designed to jolt its top marketers into greater awareness of unwitting stereotyping and ‘Unstereotype Bootcamps’ to ...
Marketers are often guilty of a tendency to “segment everything into little boxes”, but consumers rarely fit neatly into their assigned roles and it can be easy to miss the subtle changes that are taking place across demographics.
Brands in Asia need to consider carefully how they represent gender in advertising as traditional stereotypes are increasingly problematic – and can be bad for business – says a regional strategy director.
Brands are increasingly getting behind female empowerment but they aren’t getting it quite right in APAC, where cultural norms are often different and the landscape is changing fast, according to the head of a cultural insights firm.
A recent project by the agency We Are Social used an AI to scrape brand profiles on Instagram found evidence that brands are still making damaging assumptions about who their decision-making audiences are and how they're talking to them.
Explores how the roles of modern men in society are changing and advises on how marketers should respond to this behavioural change in order to effectively advertise to men, particularly across different cultures and at a time of social change.
Looks at how women's roles in society have changed and continue to evolve, meaning brands have had to adopt how they engage this audience, by promoting female empowerment, removing gender bias and ensuring women are part of the client and agency teams.
This article seeks to establish best practices for marketing to children, both causes of parental spending and consumers in their own right - an attractive audience for marketers, they exert influence far beyond toys, to supermarket shops, family holidays, and even the car.
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