The Elephant Room

An audience led creative agency, helping brands engage new or lost audiences.

London, United Kingdom
Founded: 2017
More

Skills

Creative
Creative & Production
Creative Agency
Creative Communications
Insight & Research

Clients

Converse
Make UK
National Trust
Uber
Global Student Accommodation
Dyson
Visit Britain
Prince's Trust
norton antivirus
Sector Experience
FMCG, Telecomms, Technology,
FMCG
Leisure & Tourism
Fashion
Beauty & Cosmetics
Sport and Leisure
Technology
Financial & Professional Services
Services
Charities

and 2 more

Less

Uber: The many voices of Pride

How do you demonstrate your commitment to LGBTQIA+ without jumping on the bandwagon?

Pride campaigns are often criticised for commercialising an important social and cultural movement. With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we know that Pride’s purpose runs much deeper than simply overlaying rainbow flags on packaging and products. As a movement that Uber were seeking to associate themselves with, and as an employer that supports LGBTQIA+ all year round, there was a need to find a truthful connection to Pride, its history and its present.

The queer Experience is not just one experience

Education is key to building tolerance. We wanted to surface stories that felt true to real life. Mirroring the reality of all queer experiences, showcasing a different side to how people self-identify, their experiences positive and negative. Giving a platform to celebrate and educate people around the experience of queer communities should run much deeper than glitter and rainbows and beyond a single six colour rainbow flag.

The Many Voices of Pride

As firm believers in collaborating with those embedded within the cultures we seek to speak to and represent, we created the work alongside film-maker and artist Samuel Douekand photographer Arron Dunworth, both influential creatives and activists within the LGBTQIA+ community. We wanted to showcase the reality of queer experience for Uber employees and the communities they serve, showcasing differing perspectives to how people self-identify, their experiences both positive and negative.

Partnership with Pink News

Through this work, we hoped to shine a light on the situation not always exposed by mainstream media and often missed by traditional brand-fronted Pride campaigns. Partnering with Pink News, the 15 stories of Uber’s LGBTQIA+ community were shared on a dedicated blog page as well as in the app and across Uber’s social channels to coincide with Pride events around the country The stories were also featured on more than 100 flag wrapped JUMP bicycles, Uber’s new electric bikes in the capital.

Tags

Pride
Insight
Film
lgbt
Cultural Movement
Education
Advertising

Clients

Uber