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AdRespect is founded by business journalist and Commercial Closet Association founder, Michael Wilke. The project began in 1996 in New York City as a journalist endeavor, and later became a nonprofit educational project, first known as Commercial Closet and now as AdRespect.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Target Corp.
Made to Matter
US National
2014
United States

SNCF, NMBS/SNCB, Deutsche Bahn
Dusseldorf et Paris n'ont jamais été aussi proches./Dusseldorf and Paris have never been so close.
Europe
2013
France

Visa International
NFL Draft Stories: How you should judge Michael Sam
US National
2014
United States

Time Warner
Find something real.
US National
2014
United States

American Airlines
Memorable journeys should start before takeoff.
US National
2014
United States

Nolet Distillery
Pride stands on its own.
US National
2014
United States

Target Corp.
Be Yourself (gals)
US National
2014
United States

Laika, LLC
The BoxTrolls - Teaser Trailer #1
US National
2014
United States

Smiley for Mayor
Man with a Plan
US Regional
2014
United States

Dr Pepper Snapple Group
If
US National
2014
United States

General Mills
The Families Project
US National
2014
United States

Allstate Corp.
Safe In My Hands
US National
Global
2014
United States

Expedia
Lucky Me
US National
2014
United States

Iglo Group
Salti Findus con coming out
Europe
2014
Italy

Nando's
Cricket
Australia/New Zealand
2014
Australia

Commercial Closet Association

Carrot Top
Company: Calvin Klein
Brand: Calvin Klein
Region: North America, US Regional
Country: United States
Agency: Calvin Klein in-house
Year: 1995
Target: Mainstream
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Is Coke gay friendly or not?
Posted by: Mike Wilke
Coca-Cola earned a perfect 100 from the Human Rights Campaign in the US and just debuted a commercial in the UK featuring a gay wedding. But it cut the wedding scene for the commercial in Ireland and has chosen to sponsor the winter Olympics in Russia, which is coming under heavy fire for its new anti-gay law and indifference to homophobic violence.



James Franco Dropped By Advertising Campaigns Over His Gay Themed Films

Posted by: Adam Stazer
http://www.back2stonewall.com/2013/03/james-franco-dropped-advertising-campaigns-gay-themed-films.html

In a red carpet interview last week at SXSW, James Franco suggested that he has been dropped from three advertising campaigns due to his involvement in two gay-oriented films he put out at Sundance, and not due to his image as the companies reported. He produced Kink and co-directed and starred in a forthcoming Travis Matthews film, Interior.Leather Bar. Franco suggested that this exemplifies the homophobia that still exists in American media. As many advertisers have already begun to notice, gays and lesbians will only continue to become an increasingly visible part of American society. While the exact reason for Franco having been dropped from these campaigns is unclear at this time, the depiction of raw gay sexuality as portrayed in these films was no doubt part of the conversation. Other explicit films depicting heterosexual sex rarely if ever raise an eyebrow among the public, and neither should these.



Gay-Themed Ads Are Becoming More Mainstream

Posted by: Danielle
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/gay-themed-ads-mainstream-_n_2821745.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Above is an article posted by the Huffington Post regarding the new Kindle ad that features a gay couple. I've been delighted to see this Kindle commercial running fairly often. What Kindle did really well in this ad was incorporate a gay couple into a story line that didn't center around their orientation. They essentially normalized this couple and more importantly they weren't necessarily the punchline. This is the best type of integration for LGBT couples in advertisements because it doesn't play off their perceived differences as a joke. Eventually more same-sex couples will seamlessly be incorporated into advertising, and it’s novelty will wear off with every ad (which the article refers to a bit as ‘going mainstream’), but that’s simply the process of normalization which I think should be the ultimate goal.



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Is Coca-Cola sensitive to the LGBT community? It's sponsoring the Olympics in anti-gay Russia, but a new European spot features a gay wedding that's cut out in Ireland.
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Coke is doing the best it can in a mixed world.
The company needs to do more to support the LGBT community.
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