Jun'24·Andrés Auchterlonie·2 MIN

The March for Pride: Building a more inclusive tomorrow

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It's the most colorful month of the year! Bring on the rainbows and queer. June is celebrated globally as #PrideMonth to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. The first Pride marches were held in 1970, one year after Stonewall, and have continued ever since. 

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community's history, culture, and achievements. It's also a time to understand the oppression and discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness about the issues the community still faces today. The month of pride fights for equal justice and opportunity.

The march toward a more equal and inclusive world 

Bright, bold colors, flamboyant outfits, and rainbow flags; The Pride Month parades are unique and bursting with energy. The marches present an opportunity for the people of the LGBTQ+ community and straight allies to show their solidarity and support, express freedom, and celebrate diversity. 

The beauty of the pride parade is its inclusivity. People of all ages, races, ethnicities, and gender identities come together to celebrate identity, history, and the ongoing fight for equality. Overall, Pride Month focuses on raising awareness about LGBTQ+ rights, highlighting the challenges faced by the community like inequality and discrimination, and advocating for change. 

Seedtag: Taking a step forward 

In the ongoing struggle for equality, pride marches bring LGBTQ+ people and allies together. While progress has been made over the years, there’s still a long way to go. Brands play a pivotal role in addressing the struggles faced by the community by raising awareness and promoting understanding.

A cornerstone in this global movement is the steps brands take to shift from conventional stereotypes and build a more inclusive advertising landscape. Brands can show their support for LGBTQ+ rights by creating inclusive marketing campaigns that challenge stereotypes, celebrate diversity, and even feature LGBTQ+ people in their advertising. 

Brands play a pivotal role in building the bridge towards a more inclusive advertising landscape. What values must brands embody in advertising strategies to create more inclusive campaigns?


The five-pronged approach to advertising ensures a non-biased targeting strategy that helps brands consciously take great strides forward, welcome all, and create a more inclusive world. 

Key takeaways: How to create an inclusive advertising strategy

  1. Capture diverse perspectives and viewpoints within your strategies to create messaging that strikes a chord with a larger audience base.
  2. Go beyond the stereotypes and traditional cohorts and represent a diverse audience that makes them feel connected to your brand and narrative.
  3. Champion inclusivity with messaging and targeting that fosters a sense of unity and belonging.
  4. Incorporate diverse narratives to capture a larger audience share with inclusive messaging that truly resonates.
  5. Make people the heart and soul of your narrative, empower them to define their own identity, establish authentic connections, and build long-standing customer relationships.
So, how can brands act on these ideas and build the bridge toward more inclusive ad strategies?

New-age technologies help brands understand and connect with their audiences better. Advanced advertising strategies transcend demographic data and traditional audience segmentation and rely on contextual relevance to engage users. 

By displaying ads that align with the content the audience is engaging with in real-time, brands appeal to the unique interests of users. Leveraging non-discriminatory targeting practices that transcend assumptions and traditional cohorts empowers brands to reach a diverse audience. This includes individuals from various demographic groups, ethnicities, and genders. 

Hyper-personalized messaging and creatives enable brands to connect with people from all backgrounds and identities effectively. The new era of advertising is inspiring brands to leave stereotypes behind and embrace an interest-based targeting approach that sparks instant connections and aligns with myriad passions, interests, and voices.

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