Next Sunday, over 100 million people will tune in to watch the Super Bowl and it’s critical we remind advertisers who’s really watching. Starting in 2011, you made your voice heard with the #NotBuyingIt and #MediaWeLike hashtags to encourage major corporations including GoDaddy, Chevrolet, and Teleflora to change sexist representations of women and men. This year, we’re thrilled to partner with 3 Percent Conference and Instant Census for a Super Bowl Tweetup to tell advertisers, the media, and the entire world what people of conscience think of ads…in real-time.
Here’s how it works: sign up to be surveyed during the Super Bowl via text messages by texting “SB50” to (217) 731-4368. Game day, you’ll get a handful of questions and we’ll report your feedback to media and advertisers – telling them in a few quick seconds which ads resonate with us, which are alienating, and what we plan to do about it. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a historic moment where we’re immediately heard and can’t be ignored.
Once you sign up by texting “SB50” to (217) 731-4368, forward this message to friends and family to encourage them to join too! Together, we can end sexism in our advertising, media, and society at large.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team
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Master of None at the Critics Choice Awards via The Representation Project’s Instagram