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Ep. 20: Why More Brands Are Embracing Advocacy?

All over the world, but specifically in the United States, there has been a lot going on in the past few years. From the Black Lives Matter movement that gained momentum in the wake of George Floyd’s murder just two years ago, to the surge of Asian hate during the pandemic, and now another hate crime in Buffalo. And to be frank, I am disappointed in the responses to this event, or lack thereof from many businesses.

With this uptick in interest in social justice matters, it is more important than ever for businesses to stand for what they believe in.

Welcome to Inclusion and Marketing, the show that’s all about helping you win the attention, adoration and loyalty of more consumers, especially those with differences that are often ignored by brands. I’m your host, Sonia Thompson, a marketer and someone with a lot of differences. Let’s get to it.     

In the season finale of the Inclusion and Marketing Podcast,

I share

  • The importance of brands expressing their beliefs and taking action around important social and political issues affecting the current climate.
  • How to get started on brand advocacy.
  • How to be authentic when shaping your brand advocacy.


Access the full transcript of the episode here.

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Until next time. Remember, everyone deserves to have a place where they belong. Let’s use our individual and collective power to ensure more people feel like they do.

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