Inclusion strategies will help your organisation reach new audiences and ensure your communications work in today's diverse world
How do you connect with diverse and multicultural communities that, to date, haven’t been the easiest to reach?
Pick a diverse group at random, say LGBTQ or women from an Asian background, and ask yourself this question: ‘Do I know this audience well enough to know exactly what to say at the right time and to the right person?’
The answer will invariably be clouded by a number of challenges. These are challenges that Versiti, through its long-established network of diverse and multicultural connections, can help you with.
We will institute mutual objectives and define a common language that will help you reach and communicate with an audience more effectively by the implementation of robust inclusion strategies for each diverse group.
Shae Eccleston talks openly about her experience taking part in an online research community (run by Versiti) designed to better understand the experiences of LGBT and BAME cancer patients.
Working with and researching minority groups in the UK on issues relating to inclusion and diversity within the public and private sector has taught us many things. Here are a few of the key learnings, including the balance between individualist and collectivist cultures.
RNIB and Guide Dogs have a shared ambition to create a world where people who are blind or have a vision impairment can thrive in a world of diversity. However, they also face a common problem: the general public does not seem to know or care much about blindness.
In a global and more affluent world, ethnic minority women – with their diverse skin care needs and skin tones – have become a powerful economic force. They expect that beauty brands will recognise and value their beauty, understand their lifestyles and cater for their skin care and beauty needs. Over many projects, we helped Estée Lauder reap the benefits of these trends.
Macmillan Cancer Support knew that people living with cancer who are from minority groups (either from Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), or aged 65 and over) tend to have poorer experiences and outcomes in cancer services. However, they lacked evidence and insight to identify specific needs and shape future support.
Store performance data revealed that some supermarkets in areas where there is a large ethnic minority population were not doing as well and others. Morrisons needed to understand the shopping behaviours of ethnic minority consumers to make sense of this evidence and rectify the problem.
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