Here we are, experiencing the future that we planned and researched. It is wonderful when the result of this work appears before our eyes. All events, globally, place us at the forefront of a new generation that, following evolutionary logic, thinks and acts differently. Many of the things that until then were restricted to academics…
When it comes to marketing, contemporary consumers are aware of something that is unfortunately more common than we would like: fanciful and empty speeches that are not reflected in practice. In order to avoid this kind of embarrassment, it is important to understand expectations when an institution approaches certain issues. Every caution is recommended here; approach and appropriation are separated by a thin line. What basic, careful steps should be taken in this endeavor?
The main issue facing Afro-descendants today is representation. In this sense, afrofuturism offers a means of thinking about a possible future with more justice for the Black population. It is a way of imagining and building possible futures from a culturally Black perspective; a connection between the imagination, technology, the future, and liberation.
The traditional knowledge of midwives and faith healers is starting to gain recognition and is being recovered, with new life, by the awakening of a new consciousness that goes hand in hand with a decline in consumption. Projects and brands are seeking more humanist values, prioritizing the reappropriation of women’s bodies, acceptance of organic processes, and reconnection with the sacred.
The chance to represent and include people who still do not occupy the space they deserve in campaigns and projects presents a great challenge. But it is precisely because it is so challenging that it is such a powerful opportunity to rethink creativity in Brazil. For those who see opportunity in this context, it is essential to understand that we need more than just inclusive discourse – we need inclusive practice, forging ties with the people who actually live these under-represented realities.
The vehement disapproval of discriminatory positions and the celebration of achievements by oppressed classes are behaviors that denounce intolerance and create demand for a new kind of sports reporting. When there are new parameters for creating idols, communication strives to fulfill an important social role.
Sexist campaigns have been a constant target of criticism, tarnishing the image of some traditional brands. Gender equality is increasingly an issue that affects consumer choices: it is time for brands to help liberate women without creating new stereotypes of the model woman. More than using empowerment as an advertising strategy, brands need to embrace gender equality in a real, tangible, and honest way.
The growth of conservatism has frightened many who once believed that the world had advanced in terms of human and civil rights. But the Tombamento Generation is taking the spotlight: a new wave of singers whose work is united by the representative force of society’s key issues — race, gender, and sexuality. This group of artists and their audience together strive to break down the standards of common sense.
It is worth looking closely at advertising to identify this compulsory condition: is it really the great villain responsible for unleashing the consumerism that is ravaging people and the planet? The answer is not so simple. Consumption, advertising and their symbolic meanings can be approached from another perspective. Advertising campaigns start to incorporate new contemporary codes that give rise to the culture of care: it’s time to talk to consumers with respect about this new concept of consumption.
Inclusion and diversity are no longer a desire of some, but a necessity for all. The growth of policies that foster female inclusion, training, and empowerment, alongside the explosion in female entrepreneurship, has weakened this invisible barrier and promises to shatter it for once and for all