Future Proof: Does the ad industry need to be overhauled?

Jane meets Cindy Gallop at Cannes Lions to talk about stereotyping, humourous ads and being the change we want to see.
21 June 2019
Jane Ostler and Cindy Gallop

EVP Global Thought Leadership, Kantar

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We know that marketing think they are doing a good job when it comes to gender portrayal... while most consumers actually don't feel they are accurately reflected in advertising. Cindy Gallop, CEO and Founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, argues that the only solution is hiring and promoting more women within the advertising world, and ensuring that women are writing, creating, producing, directing and approving adverts. So what needs to change in the ad industry, and in brand marketing teams? Why is progress so slow? And where do (female) humour, sex, and busting taboos fit into the story?

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Future Proof: The marketing podcast from Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and Kantar, the marketing insights and consulting company.

In each episode, we have a frank discussion with industry experts, to help brands and business leaders navigate the changing landscape of marketing.

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Recorded live at, and in partnership with, Cannes Lions Festival.

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