Head to Notting Hill’s consumer-concerned treasure trove of a museum, The Museum of Brands for the launch of a brand-new exhibition this March. When Brands Take a Stand is set to bring together the most talked-about, ground-breaking and inspirational brand and advertising campaigns which have aimed to support the likes of diversity, environmentalism, health and human rights.
Exploring the brands which have helped to shape and influence society, When Brands Take a Stand poses questions about the nature of brand advertising and the large-scale effects that marketing communications can have. From commercials to posters, packaging and more, the unique and thought-provoking retrospective will examine what happens when world-renowned brands assert their societal or political beliefs, respond to societal issues, or stand up for the likes of equal rights and LGBTQ+ pride.
Alongside the exhibition, there will also be an accompanying series of captivating talks kicking off with Kelly McKenzie, founder and creative director of branding agency White Bear Studio, who will discuss the importance of women being heard in the workplace. Other talks include ‘#Censored: The Problems with Social Media Content Moderation’ with Digital Media and Society lecturer Dr Ysabel Gerrard, a discussion with Essity marketing director Nicola Coronado about brand’s impact on societal taboos, and a talk with fashion historian Susan Bishop on marketing ethical and sustainable fashion.
CEO at the Museum of Brands, Chris Griffin said: ‘We present the debate between brands, people, culture and society, and how these interact with each other. Brands and advertising agencies have a platform to influence, and with that comes responsibility. This initiative dives into these complex relationships.’
10 March – 31 October 2020
The Museum of Brands, 111-117 Lancaster Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1QT
Tickets £9. Book via museumofbrands.com