All-LGBTQ+ team from WPP creates new campaign for Pride in London to celebrate Pride past and future
- A campaign produced by WPP Unite, and created entirely by LGBTQ+ people, commemorates 50 years of marching for Pride and focuses on bringing the LGBTQ+ community together around their shared history and future
- The campaign #AllOurPride will go live in OOH, Cinema, Social, Digital, and Outdoor AV ahead of the Pride March this Saturday (2 July) and showcase on Piccadilly Lights and in immersive OOH experience Outernet near Tottenham Court Road Station.
WPP’s LGBTQ+ community, WPP Unite, today released a campaign created for Pride in London that traces the remarkable journey of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrating its diversity, inclusivity, resilience and strength.
The stirring manifesto film commemorates the 50th anniversary of the original Pride March in the UK and focuses on the importance of Pride being inclusive of every corner of the LGBTQ+ community, with the campaign hashtag and rallying cry #AllOurPride coming to life in cinemas, social media and outdoor digital media. On the weekend of Pride, the campaign will showcase on Piccadilly Lights and Outernet, the world’s largest wrap-around screens.
The campaign conveys the breadth of LGBTQ+ experiences and milestones, from highlighting the heroic fight by people living with HIV in the worst days of the epidemic, to transgender and gender diverse people leading the effort for greater safety and visibility today.
The end-to-end creative development and production and media strategy was led by a LGBTQ+ team from WPP agencies including BCW, Grey, Hogarth, Landor & Fitch, MediaCom, The&Partnership and VMLY&R.
There will also be a special moment of unity across Pride in London’s event stages in central London on Saturday 2 July, where crowds will be encouraged to show their pride for 50 seconds, whether through joyous celebration, silent reflection or callouts for equal rights.
David Adamson, Founder of WPP Unite and Deputy Head of Strategy at The&Partnership, said: “WPP Unite is thrilled to have built a campaign that embodies the rallying cry ‘nothing about us without us’. Every part of this campaign – from the creative idea and design to the production and media delivery – was led by people from WPP’s LGBTQ+ community, making it uniquely powerful, insightful and authentic. It celebrates our community’s resilience and successes, asserts our visibility and demands equality for us all. We are proud to share our work with the world, and hope it inspires a new generation of LGBTQ+ rights activists.”
Laura Jordan-Bambach, Chief Creative Officer, Grey London, added: “Seeing an all-queer team from across WPP work together has been incredible: the best and most passionate people from around the network, working in harmony to produce one of the most important Pride campaigns for many years. I’m proud to be a part of it, but even prouder at the unity and creativity of the teams leaning into every challenge to make great work.”
Asad Shaykh, Director of Marketing and Communications at Pride in London, Joint Head of Strategy at Grey London, concluded: "For this historic moment celebrating 50 years of Pride, we wanted to make history by creating a campaign created entirely by LGBT+ talent for London’s LGBT+ communities, providing them with opportunity, exposure and a platform with #AllOurPride.”
Niken Wresniwiro, WPP
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About WPP Unite
WPP Unite is the LGBTQ+ community that lives across WPP’s global network of 109,000 people. You can find its members working in WPP agencies everywhere: as creatives, strategists, client managers, planners, media buyers, comms experts, office managers, technologists and more. WPP Unite is focused on driving insightful and authentic representation of LGBTQ+ people within media and greater inclusion of LGBTQ+ people within the work and workplaces of the marketing and communications industry.
About Pride in London
Pride in London is a volunteer-led organisation responsible for delivering the capital’s flagship LGBTQ+ Pride parade and events since 2013. Pride in London’s mission is to promote visibility, unity, and equality in society for all LGBT+ people and allies. We do this by producing LGBTQ+ Pride events that inspire, celebrate, educate, and commemorate our diverse community.
On Saturday 2nd July, after a two-year hiatus, the Pride Parade will return to the streets of the capital. This year marks 50 years since the UK’s first pride protest march took place in London in 1972. From these small origins, the annual event now welcomes over 1.5 million LGBTQ+ people and allies onto the streets of London.
For more information, follow @prideinlondon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, or visit www.prideinlondon.org.