Advertisers are lagging behind contemporary society’s attitudes to gender and their failure to reflect that is costing male-skewed brands, claims Kantar in its 2019 Ad Reaction report. The WPP-owned research house’s survey found 66 per cent of Australians believe advertising conforms to gender stereotypes, despite 83...

Failure to contemporise advertising costs male-skewed brands billions in brand value Failure to portray and target women well impacts ad and campaign effectiveness 66 per cent of Australians believe advertising conforms to gender stereotypes 55 per cent of Australians think advertising reinforces harmful norms Male-skewed brands globally are valued...