Marketing the Rainbow: Gillette between toxic and ally

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Gillette came late to the rainbow podium, but before the 'easy…

Marketing the Rainbow: The legend of Lesbaru

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Subaru was an early starter in Marketing the Rainbow with the…

Marketing the Rainbow: Sprite uses hate as a marketing tool

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Mother Coca-Cola has had a perfect score on the Human Rights…

MARKETING THE RAINBOW: SPORT AND (UN)SPORTSMANSHIP

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As for so many activities, LGBT people organize plenty of sporting…

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY… OR WHY YOU NEED A SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM

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“Supplier diversity is a business strategy, not a feel-good…

BeNeLux LGBTIQ+ Business Chamber

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On August 1, 2022 the BeNeLux LGBTIQ+ Business Chamber* (BGLBC)…

Marketing the Rainbow: The Men from Atlantis

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Atlantis is the undisputed leader in gay cruises, and probably…

Marketing the Rainbow: Booking.com misses relevance with old news and vague promises

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Booking.com misses the mark with “revealing” studies that…

Marketing the Rainbow: Home Deco

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A lot of money is spent on renovation, furnishing and remodelling…

Marketing the Rainbow: fly, fly away

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The battle for the favor of the LGBT travelers also takes place…

Marketing the Rainbow – Diesel, for succesful Loving

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Diesel is a rebellious brand, that has integrated sexual fluidity…

Haters and trolls: the ‘letter to the editor’ of the 21st century

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Everyone knows that you really shouldn’t pay attention to…

Marketing the Rainbow: 5 bizarre LGBT videos

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"Bizarre" as marketing tool. Five examples of bizarre LGBT videos:…

Marketing the Rainbow: TRANSparancy

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March 31st. Today is International Day of Transgender Visibility.…

Marketing the Rainbow: transgender people as a target group

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On Thursday it's International Transgender Day of Visibility.…

Marketing the Rainbow: Airbnb wants everyone to belong

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Airbnb was a (very) late starter, but now has a consistent and…

Marketing the Rainbow: 5 videos that went viral

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We all want to go viral, don’t we? But can it also be for…

Marketing the Rainbow: Uberweddings, Pool, Jump, Eats and drag queens

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In spite of some incidents with the drivers Uber has a consistent…

Marketing the Rainbow: Zeeman

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Although we have seen some groundbreaking clips from Dutch clothing…

Marketing the Rainbow: Big Tobacco

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The controversial product 'tobacco' is widely used in Marketing…

Marketing the Rainbow: looking for a partner?

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Even though most of the word homosexuality consists of “sexuality”,…

Marketing The Rainbow: from Representation To Respect

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I have developed the following formula to represent the…

Cultural Sensitivities and Social Engagement in Marketing

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How do you, as a marketer or brand, deal with cultural sensitivities?…

Marketing the Rainbow: Iceland is cold but heartwarming

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Iceland is cold but heartwarming. Rainbows from the airport…

Marketing the Rainbow: 4 reasons to put your diversity into practice (plus two bonus reasons

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For ILOVEGAY.net I wrote the article Marketing the Rainbow:…

Marketing the Rainbow: The rules of market segmentation.

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I wrote this article for Pink Media's ILOVEGAY.NET. It is a…

Marketing the Rainbow: real estate

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“Gay men and real estate are a dream marketing match.”Financial…

Heineken: from gay vague to inclusivity

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Marketing the Rainbow started way back in 1996. However, the…

The three striped company

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In 2014, the company started paying (extra) attention to its…

The SKYY is the limit

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Since its inception in 1992, SKYY has been a staunch supporter…

ABN AMRO and their casual diversity

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In the Human Rights Report 2020, they write:Over the years,…

Apple as a role model

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In August 2018, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S.…

Gay wines

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In the last two decades, competition in the beverage sector…

Queer beer

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Queer beers? How can a beer be queer, or gay? Like with "gay…

Stolichnaya: a brand born from the rainbow

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Stolichnaya, better known as 'Stoli', is a vodka made of wheat…

A pink Cadillac?

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Since the purchase of a car involves quite a substantial amount…

Fashion

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The global apparel market is valued at a whopping $3,000,000,000,000,…

That’s Entertainment

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It is a well known fact that the entertainment industry has…

Travel and Hospitality

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As the global visibility of the LGBT community grew over the…

From hate to endearment: The difference between the Cadbury kiss & the Doritos love story

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Social media hardly has a filter, so everyone can spew their poison there. It’s the difference between disgusting and charming. Reactions to two different forms of Marketing the Rainbow.

Pinkwashing

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Each year during LGBT Pride month (June) or around Pride festivals…

Podcast about Amsterdam Pride 2018

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Christiana Courtright of media agency 180 Kingsday interviewed…

The destructive power of Mike Pence

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He may be Vice President now, but not so long ago Mike Pence…

A wedding party with 28 million guests

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On June 25, 2015 (the same date that saw the end of racial…

6.8 billion reasons to love gay tourists

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In 2005, members from the Spain’s People’s Party led…

Google Plus-minus: failing successes or successful failures?

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If you do not like Microsoft, you take a Mac. If you do…

Why abortion is allowed, but a nipple isn’t. The random censorship of Facebook.

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Because Facebook is free, the folks up in California decide…

Marketing the Rainbow (4) – WHY?

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In the past 4 decades many companies, from local businesses to…

Calvin Klein and Anne Frank are beliebers

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Calvin Klein has been known for decades for his controversial…

Nous sommes Charlie

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The word, the pen, the ink, the print The smile, the nod, the…

Marketing the Rainbow (3) – Now, about that Rainbow…

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Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high … These lyrics…

Branding beer with a foamy lip

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I am not a beer drinker. Yet I was confronted a number of times…

Marketing the Rainbow (2) – LGBT and all that goes with it

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Last time I told you about “LGBT“. When I started out my…

Marketing the Rainbow (1) – Introduction

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I am doing my PhD Research about Gay Marketing, and would like…