Ads depicting “harmful” gender stereotypes, such as a man refusing to do household chores or a women being less able to park a car, will be banned in the UK from next year when a new rule comes into force.
Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian luxury brand, has found itself at the centre of an angry consumer and official backlash in China, a market it considers to be crucial, following a marketing campaign that went disastrously wrong.
Diageo, an alcoholic beverages company, used a combination of research, cultural insight, and learning science to identify how to portray gender in communications more progressively across all of its brands globally.
Advertisers in Asia-Pacific have been too “lazy” about addressing stereotyping in their campaigns, according to a top Unilever executive who says the industry has some way to go to catch up with societal changes in parts of the region.
LONDON: At least 44% of British women aged 50 and over find advertising to be patronising, while more than a quarter (27%) believe ads contribute to negative stereotypes of their age group, new research has revealed.
SYDNEY: The traditional gender roles presented in advertising are no longer fit for purpose in a modern world, but advertisers are struggling to catch up, according to two agency planning experts who have updated the standard brand archetypes.
Margaux Revol, Senior Strategist at AMV BBDO, reflects on Bodyform’s #bloodnormal initiative that took the Glass Lion Grand Prix at Cannes Bodyform/Libresse (Essity) is a Feminine Care brand with a global presence, but still a challenger, far behind the P&G giants (Always and Tampax), particularly in the UK.
NEW YORK: Marketers and agencies need to constantly evaluate their portrayals of women in advertising and not adhere to standards that may be outdated before a message moves into public distribution, a paper in the Journal of Advertising Research ...
SYDNEY: Marketers working on finance and banking brands have been shown to be out of step with the public perception of gender in finance, amid a wider lack of trust and representation from the sector’s marketing, a new study finds.
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.
Sam Clough, WARC Best Practice, July 2016
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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