Insights: advertising

Pride 2021: Tokenistic campaigns just won’t fly anymore

June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating the diverse accomplishments, identities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. With 2020 seeing the queer community face a disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it is perhaps more important than ever...

Read more

Have yourself an advert-heavy Christmas

I’m sure we can all agree that the annual Christmas advert competition has become a key milestone in the run up to the festive period. It’s also a contest that’s growing every year.

Read more

Should we celebrate, or be cynical, about brands getting political?

Over the last six months, campaigns by big brands have become much more political. This is unsurprising, as everything is getting more political with Brexit and Trump dominating the news space. But it’s also down to the rise of...

Read more

The brands jumping on International Women’s Day 2017

Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day, International Women’s Day has become an annual calendar event that brands love to get behind. Is this ok? It’s debatable. But there’s no denying it’s the world – and industry –...

Read more

Older posts

Three months and a lifetime of learnings

Back in April, I decided to take advantage of one of Stand’s greatest perks....

Read more

Green finance: how can we transition towards a decarbonised future?

On 27th October, Stand hosted the second in our latest series of live events,...

Read more

In the race to net zero, let’s not waste time picking sides

When we talk about the journey to net zero emissions, the scale of the...

Read more

Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?

The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But...

Read more

Can social media facilitate social change and political action?

Since around October last year, Nigeria has been in a state of political crisis...

Read more

People aren’t voiceless, we just weren’t listening

The beauty of language is that it is ever changing, evolving as humans evolve...

Read more