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Ep. 36: [Bonus] Listen Before Hitting “Go” On Your Black History Month Campaign

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. 

We’re days away from Black History Month 2023 in the U.S. and Canada. It is a wonderful thing that more brands are celebrating the achievements and contributions of Black people to society, however, there are some missteps I’ve seen over the years by brands that have cause a bit of backlash from the very community they wish to celebrate.

I don’t want this to happen to you. So in this episode, I walk you through 7 principles you need to be aware of before going live with your next campaign.


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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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