Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop is an advertising consultant and former chairman of the advertising agency BBH.

Cindy Gallop appears in the following:

Sex, Love & Intimacy: What 'Fifty Shades' Gets Right & Wrong

Friday, February 13, 2015

How does “Fifty Shades of Grey” change our conversations and perceptions about sex in America? What does it get right and wrong? Make Love Not Porn Founder Cindy Gallop weighs in. 

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Internet Policing? Britain Moves to Block Porn Websites

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron has introduced a plan that would block pornography on most computers, smartphones and tablets. Does the effort contribute to Internet policing or ...

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Can Coca-Cola Re-Brand Itself as an Anti-Obesity Company?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Last night, Coca-Cola aired a new 2-minute anti-obesity ad that looks more like a public service announcement than a commercial. Is anyone buying the mega-corporation's attempts at re...

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Weather Channel to Begin Naming Winter Storms

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Yesterday The Weather Channel announced that they want to "proactively name winter storms" freeing us from the uncreative "blizzard of 2007" construction. Cindy Gallop, an ad consulta...


The Glass Cliff: Marissa Mayer is Yahoo's New CEO

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"The glass cliff" — it's a concept coined by two female University of Exeter professors that has since been used to analyze gender roles in senior leadership for companies that are st...


Ashley Judd's Puffy Face: Why Do We Care?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Actress Ashley Judd is again in the media spotlight for slamming the media spotlight. This week, Judd penned an article in Daily Beast about her appearance — specifically her so-calle...

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Flash Forward: The Future of Innovation in a Post-Steve Jobs Era

Friday, October 07, 2011

After Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, many reflected on his innovations, and how they changed what the world has come to expect from technology. His intuitive understanding of design and human psychology helped him to create a user-friendly approach to high-tech computing which, in turn, made Apple one of the most popular brands in the world.

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Cindy Gallop on Disney's Branding Seal Team 6

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Advertising consultant, Cindy Gallop, reacts to the news that Disney has applied to trademark "Seal Team 6," the name of the elite unit that carried out the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. She says she's torn between admiration for how swiftly Disney jumped in combined with "absolute horror at the idea of this" as it is "completely at odds with the way we've been appreciating the activities of Seal Team 6." Does this trademark reduce the seriousness of the brand? 

Listeners have responded to the news as well.

Jason Chubb Custer Veith writes on our Facebook wall: So Disney wants to trademark "Seal Team Six." Why not? The way this Country is headed it will not be too long until our entire Government is run by corporations anyway.

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How to Brand Obama 2.0

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The slogans “Yes We Can” and “Change We Can Believe In” transformed then-Senator Barack Obama’s underdog bid for presidency into a frenzied, anti-incumbency movement that launched him to the Oval Office. Fast forward to today, and President Barack Obama has officially begun his re-election bid, though the word “change” is probably the last one he wants to hear.

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'Make Love Not Porn' Author On Talking About Sex

Friday, March 25, 2011

We often hear debates about whether porn exploits women in the industry or plants seeds of immorality in the children who so easily access it online. But Cindy Gallop is more concerned with another question: What does porn do to both men and women – in terms of how they think about intimacy? Cindy is the creator of the website “Make Love Not Porn" and the author of “Make Love, Not Porn: Technology's Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior.”

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Who Owns The Rainbow?

Friday, December 17, 2010

The rainbow and the rainbow flag have represented LGBT issues and gay rights since the 1970s. But now a group is saying it wants that to stop. The leader of a National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has asked opponents of marriage equality to reclaim the symbol from "the gay lobby," saying that the rainbow is "a sign of God's covenant with man." But can anyone really take ownership of a group of colors?


Cigarette Packs, Ads, to Come with More Graphic Warnings

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Smokers going to buy a pack of cigarettes will soon be greeted with a warning label containing graphic images of dead bodies, blackened organs and women crying. As of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration will require cigarette packs and ads to show more detailed images of the consequences of smoking, and 36 images (pdf) (some of them fairly graphic) have been approved. But how effective will this approach be in preventing smokers from lighting up? 

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Arizona Losing Tourists, Seeks to Rebrand

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In the wake of Arizona's new immigration law, the state is facing a growing public relations problem, and big potential losses in tourism and other forms of revenue. Everyone from convention-goers to bands on tour are avoiding the state, and the city of Phoenix predicts a loss of $90 million over the next five years because of these cancellations. We want to know from you: If you were to rebrand YOUR state, what slogan would you come up with? Tell us in six words or fewer. 

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Takeouts: Obama in New Hampshire, Costs of Toyota Recall, Conservative Super Bowl Ads

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on President Obama's trip to New Hampshire — and on the continued reaction back on Capitol Hill to the president's budget.
  • AUTO TAKEOUT: We know that Toyota Motor Corporation’s recall of 6.5 million cars across eight of their product lines will cost the company at least $1 billion up front.  Advertising consultant Cindy Gallop tells us that it will end up costing the company much more to repair its damaged brand.
  • FINANCE TAKEOUT: New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story says the lifting of a ban on Super Bowl commercials with an activist message has paved the way for a commercial from the conservative group, Focus on the Family.


Takeouts: Tiger and Advertisers, Saints and Colts

Monday, December 14, 2009

Advertising Takeout: Advertising consultant Cindy Gallop on why she thinks Accenture should keep its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods, not drop it, despite Woods' personal troubles...

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Ex-Governors Choosing Celebrity Over Politics?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have former governors Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee chosen to forgo politics in order to cultivate their celebrity status? That's the view of our guest, New York Times columnist Ross ...

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Always Be Closing: Obama to Pitch to Congress, U.S.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

President Obama is addressing a joint session of Congress tonight. His mission? To sell health care reform. In what may be the pitch of his presidency, President Obama hopes to jumpst...

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Mad About "Mad Men"

Friday, August 14, 2009

This Sunday, AMC kicks off the third season of its runaway hit, Mad Men. Set in 1960’s New York City, the show celebrates the world-weary cool of the Madison Avenue advertising world....

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The Future of Advertising

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

As much as the world of journalism is having to react and evolve quickly due to the proliferation of blogs and social networking sites like Twitter taking over much of the fast-paced ...


Battle of the Brands: Do Attack Ads Work?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Consumers are spending less money, so companies are using increasingly aggressive advertising techniques to compete for dwindling dollars. Does bashing your competitors help or hurt? ...