We know; your brand has something to say, and you’re standing on the highest peaks shouting it as loudly as possible.
But is anyone hearing it?
This can be a tricky issue to address as a marketer and steward of your brand, but when you’re shouting at the top of your lungs, and your message isn’t resonating with your intended audience, then it’s time to consider changes. Here’s something we want you to seriously consider—inclusivity. Are you practicing it?
In today’s market, creating inclusive messaging is the most effective way to speak to your target, increasing your chances of leading an impactful campaign that yields tangible results. So how do you create a broader message that reaches a larger audience? Let’s discuss!
Stereotyping is a Big NO
Avoid using stereotypes or making assumptions about your audience. Instead, focus on representing a diverse range of people and experiences. Considering factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status, get to know your audience and understand their needs, values, and preferences.
Promote Equality and Equity
Companies that promote equality and equity are often seen as socially responsible and trustworthy. This can increase brand loyalty and positive word-of-mouth, which can help improve your brand reputation. By recognizing and addressing power imbalances and systemic inequalities, you’ll be able to appeal to a broader audience and build stronger relationships with customers who share your values.
Build Lines of Open Communication
Open communication channels can help create a sense of community around your brand. Customers who feel part of a larger community are more likely to remain engaged and invested in your brand over time. Open communication channels can help identify biases in your messaging and marketing materials. Listening to diverse perspectives, you can better understand where your messaging may be unintentionally exclusionary or offensive.
Stay Neutral with Your Terminology
Neutral terminology acknowledges the diversity of your audience and shows that your brand values and respects all individuals, regardless of their background or identity. This can help build trust and loyalty among customers who may feel overlooked or marginalized by other brands.
Diversity Demands Respect
By including diverse representation in your brand’s messaging, you show that your brand values and respects diversity. This can help your audience feel seen and heard—creating a sense of inclusivity and belonging. Show that you value diversity and are mindful of potential cultural barriers; doing so can help your brand avoid unintentionally excluding groups of people.
Need a Little Help?
It’s ok if you do. Promoting inclusivity within your brand’s message can be complicated water to navigate, and you want to make sure you’re doing it correctly. Our team has extensive experience with crafting brand messages that reach these goals, helping our clients speak to broader audiences in a more effective way.