The Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) has teamed up with Dentsu Creative to launch a second season of Conscious Thinking, the podcast which takes an uncompromising look at some of the most challenging issues facing the advertising industry.
CAN launched in 2019 as an international coalition of over 150 advertisers, agencies, tech providers and civil society organisations, with a mission to break the economic link between advertising and harmful content that divides communities, excludes diverse voices, exploits children and undermines scientific consensus.
Founded by Jake Dubbins and Harriett Kingaby, CAN works directly with advertising platforms, media owners and publishers to pioneer changes and set new human rights perspectives within the advertising industry.
The network has to date partnered with the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva and Bangkok and in the #standup4humanrights campaign for migration and migrants, worked with Google to create the first global policy for climate misinformation, and created an open letter signed by 300 businesses, climate leaders and cultural figures championing this shared definition of climate misinformation including the French economist Laurence Tubiana, SSE and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, aka 3D, and worked tirelessly across digital platforms to fight hate speech, racism and climate change denial, among many other achievements.
Hosted by Ete Davies, Dentsu Creative EMEA COO, the Conscious Thinking podcast series will address CAN’s seven key manifestos, covering hate speech; dis/misinformation; diversity and inclusion; children’s wellbeing; climate and sustainability; informed consent; and advertising fraud.