NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES WITH CONTROVERSIAL YOUTUBE SPOT
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - CREW Magazine today unveiled God Made a Gay Man (www.crewmagazine.com/article/so-god-made-a-gay-man or vimeo.com/crewdaily/godmadegayman), a controversial YouTube spot to mark the launch of its online
publication. The spot reflects the contemporary gay experience in
Canada and underscores the magazine's founding principle that it's great to be gay.
CREW Magazine (www.crewmagazine.com) covers an array of modern lifestyle topics. Curated with a gay
point-of-view, the online publication aims to be "a gay magazine for
"Discovery and web curation are a big part of what we do," says
publisher Peter Coish. "We are creating a daily destination for anyone
interested in content that goes beyond the usual sex and politics of
gay media to examine all elements of a sophisticated, modern lifestyle
- gay or straight."
The YouTube spot is based on the recent Dodge Ram Superbowl spot, God Made a Farmer, which has become an Internet sensation. The CREW spot portrays the
myriad of challenges that gay men face even today, as well as
celebrates the contributions they make to every aspect of modern
"A great meme is a terrible thing to waste," says CREW art director
Kyriakos Alexopoulos. "We're leveraging the popularity and format of
the original spot to create a moving homage to gay life in modern
"Mainstream advertisers want to reach gays as they are an affluent,
taste-making audience," says Coish. "But unfortunately they have few
quality options. CREW Magazine has been launched to fill that void."
Indeed, RBC Royal Bank has taken a lead sponsorship role in the site
for 2013. The bank will be doing traditional online advertising as
well as engaging the audience through custom editorials that
specifically speak to gay consumers.
God Made A Gay Man Production Credits
Agency - Cloud AdAgents
Strategy - Peter Coish
Copywriter - Terry Levine
Art director - Kyriakos Alexopoulos
Producer - Clare Cashman
Engineer - Ed Zych, Marmalade Music
Voice Direction - Phil Bucchino, Marmalade Music
Voice - Tim Keele
About CREW Magazine
CREW Magazine publishes 8 to 10 times each day and includes original
content crafted exclusively for the magazine from industry experts.
Content is presented in a highly visual and scannable style, with an
emphasis on sharing in social media.
CREW is art-directed by fashion photographer Kyriakos Alexopoulos, one
of three co-founders. Ad executive Peter Coish and Tim Gallant, who has
a background in fashion public relations, round out the partnership.
Gays punch above their weight in terms of economic power. The group's
total before-tax income amounts to roughly $98 billion in Canada,
equating to approximately 7.2% of the GDP according to Protean
CREW Magazine is part of Kuration Media Group (Kuration.com)
SOURCE: CREW Magazine
For further information:
To learn more, visit www.crewmagazine.com. Media enquiries, please contact Lisa Richler at Lisa@Kuration.com or 647-926-7177.