Making LGBT consumers visible in marketing is the best way to improve brand sentiment while attracting the best possible talent.
As part of Marketing Week’s continued focus on diversity we will be taking a closer look at 12 aspects that brands need to address, both internally and externally, in order to create a more inclusive society. The first in the series looks at physical disability.
Diversity is top of the marketing agenda however a new study shows that the industry is is failing to reflect the communities it serves and actors Lenny Henry and David Oyelowo have bemoaned the predominantly white, middle class men at the top of the creative industries.
M&S has highlighted its brand and product proposition, personalisation and data, and modernising its store estate and supply chain as key focus areas for the next two years.
By working up to investing in brand building – rather than adhering to the 60:40 rule – are small businesses on the road to success or setting themselves up to fail?
Addressing marketing’s lack of socio-economic diversity could be the key to creating a more inclusive industry in general. However, making a difference starts with taking practical steps.
It takes courage to challenge the status quo and drive change but marketers are increasingly bowing to the pressure of the C-suite, which needs to stop.