Marketers Slow to Deploy Ads Featuring Gay Couples

Posted at: 08/29/2013 10:23 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Even as gay marriage becomes legal in more places, corporate America has been slower to feature gay couples in their advertising plans.
While companies in Minnesota and elsewhere cater to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers, their efforts to court their business are not as obvious to the general public. Minnesota Public Radio News reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/12OVDKu ) that those marketing campaigns tend to be more over social media than a mass market medium like television.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Minnesota, Iowa and 10 other states.
Some businesses are starting to change their approach. U Care, a nonprofit Minnesota health plan, recently started putting ads on city buses featuring a lesbian couple holding hands and sending a message about the importance of health insurance.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org
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