Is Your Brand Queer Enough?

Mark Runacus MBE is Chair of Outvertising, advertising’s LGBTQ+ lobby group, campaigning for better LGBTQ+ representation in advertising. Outvertising is a Not For Profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. “Is your brand queer enough?” is a challenge to all modern brands who want to engage on an emotional level with their audience.

13th July, Time: 18:30 – 21:00, Price: £26

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What you will learn

Mark explains how the consumer landscape has changed dramatically in terms of gender identity and sexual orientation; for example half of all 18-24 year olds no longer identify as completely heterosexual. Mark will present highlights from the Outvertising Report, the world’s most comprehensive free guide to producing LGBTQ+ inclusive advertising, with primary and secondary research, a step by step process, and leading brand case studies with results.


6.30-7pm Afterhours access to the Museum of Brands. Explore the collection of 150 years of packaging history with drinks available from the bar

7-8pm Talk with Mark Runacus

8-8.30pm Q&A and discussion

8.30-9pm Last chance to explore the Museum

About the Speaker

Mark is a gay man who struggles with the word gay, because for his generation it was a pejorative term hurled with hatred across the classroom and workplace. He’s also a strategist who loves working with his creative colleagues to deliver great and effective work for brands. He co-founded the hybrid creative/media agency Wax/On, is passionate about creating content and context together. He was previously Chief Strategy Officer at Karmarama. He’s worked on numerous brands and in most sectors across his 30+ year career, with a particular fondness for financial services and automotive brands.


The Museum’s professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust @marketors

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