I wanted to mark Black History Month by studying the history of racism in British advertising. Its a big topic, so rather than publishing a blog post, I have written a longer piece. Its important to include examples of the offensive ads themselves in order for the analysis to make any sense, so I apologise in advance for any offence caused to readers of the article.

Some of the conclusions that I reached both depressed and surprised me, but I hope you will find the subject as interesting as I did, as well finding some grounds for optimism.

Please click on the link below to read the full piece. And do let me know what you think via LinkedIn or by email.