Gray, Rob
June 2006
Campaign;6/30/2006, Issue 26, p33
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues related to the featuring of ethnic minorities in British advertisements. In the 1950s and 1960s, the only black or brown faces in British advertising were to be found on the side of Marmalade jars. However, now ethnic minorities feature in advertisements for everything from crisps to banks, whether it is Walkers borrowing from Bollywood or the dulcet tones of singer Howard Brown in the advertisements-cum-musicals for Halifax Bank of Scotland PLC. Trevor Robinson, founder and creative director of Quiet Storm, believes that the industry is out of keeping with a country that is changing fast.


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