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Inspiration

The worst LGBTQ+ campaigns, ads and initiatives

The most uninspired and offensive campaigns ever created for the LGBTQ+ community. It is always great to see a brand showing support towards the LGBTQ+ community. Representation in the creative industry is certainly on the rise, though there are...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

LGBTQ+ representation deserves more than a yearly nudge

Stonewall’s legacy lives on today. Peaceful marches of Gay Pride movements all around the world, from Europe to the US and beyond, echo the days of riots and violence which erupted at the dawn of the Seventies. The LGBTQ+ community has come a...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

Fighting the Rise in LGBTQ Abuse with The Gate London

Not all the consequences of COVID-19 make the headlines. A simple sentence, enough to have us focus in on one of the unspoken issues of the pandemic. LGBTQ abuse has risen tremendously during lockdown, and social distancing has pulled off the plug...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

BBH London and Absolut remind the LGBTQ community to Kiss With Pride

London Pride has been and gone, and was, by all accounts, a colossal success this year, firmly cementing the big smoke as a city of warmth and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Absolut, however, wish to underline the fact that just because Pride is...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The worst practices in LGBT+ marketing and advertising

Stereotypes, inconsistencies, hypocrisy - some campaigns have them all, others just a few. The LGBT+ community can’t afford the privilege to say they are loved everywhere they go, and it’s perfectly fine for brands and campaigns to try...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Top 10 LGBT+ campaigns celebrating and championing diversity

On 24 May 1988, the United Kingdom introduced a nasty little clause, stating that a local authority “ shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.” This was just 30 years...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Being a creative woman in Covid times

To us men, sitting at a desk and sipping hot drinks from our favourite mug, this pandemic sure felt a bit strange. No more taking the Tube to go to work, no more spending huge chunks of our day to commute and so on. So much time saved. Most...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Industry

Supporting underrepresented talent with Daniella's Guestbook

There is clearly a problem with representation in the creative industry. With mostly white males and females holding a position of power, Asian, Latinos and Black creatives are very few and far in between. This leads to a plethora of underrepresented...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Appreciating the inclusive whimsy of Mason Griffiths

Sometimes, in this increasingly uncertain and conflicted world, all it takes is a little helping hand to get the ball rolling. Such is the case with the Salford-based artist Mason Griffiths, who left University a couple of years ago and found...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Augmented Pride with AMV BBDO and GSN

What to do when a global pandemic risks to wipe out all the Pride celebrations (and, indeed, it almost does)? You ask for help to one of the best inventions of the decade: AR filters. Artists in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond have been using AR...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Why being a queer creative puts me at more mental health risk

Michael Stephens, former creative director, recounts his own struggles with mental health. Ever since I was young, I’ve been outwardly known as a ‘creative’ child. I was artistic, loved dressing up and of course making dens. I knew...

Posted by: Michael Edward Stephens
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Inspiration

#EachForEqual: What International Women’s Day Means to Photographers

See what #EachForEqual means to these photographers as they prepare for International Women’s Day 2020, and learn ways you can add gender diversity to your own portfolio. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The power of sport in brand activism

Throughout history, athletes have operated in the sphere of public good. From Mohammad Ali resisting the Vietnam War draft, Billie Jean King playing the now infamous 'Battle of the Sexes' match to promote women’s equality, or Colin Kaepernick...

Posted by: Brandpie
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Inspiration

Conscious consumerism and what it means for your brand - part I

Remember when we went mad for organic? In 2002 the UK industry was estimated to be worth £1 billion. Galvanised by a pesticide-free product that promised better taste and nutritional value, champions of organic produce threw serious shade on the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Leaders

Paddy Power walks with Brighton Pride

'Come out to play' was the message last weekend as Irish bookmaker Paddy Power put together a team of LGBTQ players and walked alongside a larger than life inflatable dubbed The Game Changer at Pride Brighton. The case video for the stunt (below),...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Dublin Bus drives The Long Road to Pride

Last weekend, public service provider Dublin Bus celebrated the people who made Pride in Dublin possible - the older LGBTQ+ generations - with a new activation called The Long Road to Pride. Working with creative agency ROTHCO, the bus company...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Account Wins of the Week

Wavemaker - RNLI Wavemaker has been appointed by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to handle all of the charity’s media planning and buying in the UK and Ireland for a wide range of campaigns and programmes supporting their long...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Adland shows off its true colours for Pride London

Adland has really got stuck in for Pride London this year. We've already covered the wonderful official “Love Happens Here” campaign by WCRS, but that was only the tip of the rainbow. Here, we've gathered a few of the more interesting...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Tate Britain celebrates Queer British Art this spring

(Header Image) "Bathing" by Duncan Grant This spring, Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Unveiling material that relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show will mark the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Pride in London: Key campaigns from the celebrations

After the horror and dismay of the Orlando nightclub shootings on June 12 2016, LGBTQ communities around the world needed a show of strength and solidarity in the face of unmeritable evil. A key role in this recovery fell on London. Pride in London...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Top 5 Ads of the Week

McCann HumanCare - Docusol How could I not begin this week's run of creative excellence with a spot involving a singing nappy? The online film, by McCann HumanCare, is part of children's constipation brand Docusol's “Make a Nappy Happy”...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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