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Wisconsin Flag, 1

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Industry Racial/Ethnic/Handicapped/Minority Awareness
Media Direct marketing
Market United States
Agency VML Kansas City
Chief Creative Officer John Godsey, Debbi Vandeven
Executive Creative Director Sean Burns
Creative Director Jody Spychalla
Art Director Jody Spychalla
Released June 2017

Credits & Description

Title: Wisconsin Flag
Client: ACLU of Wisconsin
Agency: VML
Category: Print/Flag/Poster/T-Shirt
Global Chief Creative Officer: Debbi Vandeven
Chief Creative Officer, NA: John Godsey,
Executive Creative Director/Chicago: Sean Burns,
Creative Director/Art Director/Chicago: Jody Spychalla
Production Manager: Lila Knight
Senior Print Production Manager: Freddie Wise
Launch date: 6/11/17

One-paragraph Description:
As LGBT people across the nation celebrate Pride Month and work to change public perspective, the ACLU of Wisconsin is taking a new look at the Badger State’s flag by unveiling an alternative version at pride festivities across the state. By appearances, the front is an official Wisconsin flag – with a sailor and a miner flanking a shield. But on the back, it’s revealed that the sailor and miner are actually holding hands. With the upgrade, the ACLU is sending a strong message that the organization is committed to defending the rights of all Wisconsites. The state’s motto of “Forward” on the flag further plays into the ACLU’s commitment of progressing civil liberties. The work was created, pro-bono, by global marketing agency VML. Miniature versions of the flag were recently handed out along the Milwaukee’s pride parade route and at a booth at Eau Claire’s activities. The flags will also be available at Walworth County’s Pride Fair on Aug. 19 and at Madison’s OutReach Pride Parade & Rally in Madison on Aug, 20.