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Creative Review - Beyond Pride Month


Our co-founder Diana Ellis-Hill spoke to Creative Review about what the creative industry can do beyond pride month.

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Written by Rebecca Fulleylove

Pride month began after the Stonewall riots in 1969, and has become a celebration and commemoration of the LGBTQ+ community during the month of June. As with most things, brands have slowly become keen to be a part of this celebration. But with calls for more authenticity and accountability from brands in recent years, it’s getting harder for them – if they value their audiences – to simply hop on the Pride bandwagon every June and then hop off when it’s over. This has become even more apparent as we navigate politically polarising times, where the rights and safety of the LGBTQ+ community continue to come under threat.

“Currently there are two types of support for Pride by brands: authentic, unwavering support and performative activism,” says Diana Ellis-Hill, co-founder and director at creative agency Be The Fox, which has worked with Samsung, Huggies, Nissan and more. “The first is deep-rooted in what the brand does 365 days a year and the other is support that is performed, overtly, at ‘peak’ times of the year, to increase their social capital, rather than their resolute devotion to the cause. It is easy to spot the difference.”

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