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DEI Marketing

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) marketing involves creating and implementing marketing strategies that reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It goes beyond traditional marketing approaches by actively embracing and celebrating diversity in all aspects of a brand’s messaging, imagery, and outreach.

DEI marketing is not just about optics; it’s about creating a culture of inclusivity and demonstrating a genuine commitment to social responsibility. By integrating DEI principles into your marketing strategy, you not only reach a broader and more diverse audience but also contribute to positive social change.

DEI Marketing

Here’s a breakdown of key elements in DEI marketing:

  1. Representation in Marketing Materials:
    • Ensure that marketing materials, including advertisements, website content, and promotional materials, feature a diverse range of individuals representing various backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, and more.
  2. Inclusive Language:
    • Use inclusive language that resonates with a diverse audience. Avoid terms that may be exclusionary or reinforce stereotypes. Be mindful of language choices in all communication channels.
  3. Cultural Competence:
    • Demonstrate cultural competence by understanding and respecting the cultural nuances of different target audiences. This includes acknowledging cultural holidays, customs, and celebrations appropriately.
  4. Authentic Storytelling:
    • Share authentic stories that highlight the experiences and contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds within your organization or community. Authenticity builds trust with your audience.
  5. Diverse Partnerships:
    • Collaborate with diverse influencers, organizations, or community groups. Building partnerships with entities that reflect a variety of perspectives can enhance the authenticity and impact of your marketing efforts.
  6. Accessible Design:
    • Ensure that your marketing materials are accessible to individuals with disabilities. This may involve designing content that is easily readable, providing alternative text for images, and ensuring compatibility with assistive technologies.
  7. Diverse Product Representation:
    • Showcase a diverse range of individuals using or benefiting from your products or services. This helps consumers see themselves represented in your offerings.
  8. Inclusive Marketing Campaigns:
    • Develop marketing campaigns specifically focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This might include campaigns that highlight social justice issues or celebrate diverse cultures.
  9. Employee Spotlights:
    • Highlight the diversity of your team through employee spotlights. Feature stories or profiles that showcase the unique experiences and perspectives of your employees.
  10. Social Responsibility Messaging:
    • Integrate social responsibility and DEI messaging into your brand narrative. Communicate your company’s commitment to social justice and equitable practices.
  11. Training for Marketing Teams:
    • Provide training for your marketing teams to increase their awareness of DEI issues and equip them with the skills to create inclusive and culturally competent content.
  12. Feedback and Listening:
    • Actively seek feedback from your audience regarding the inclusivity of your marketing efforts. Listen to their perspectives and use the feedback to continually improve your approach.
  13. Monitoring and Measurement:
    • Set key performance indicators (KPIs) related to DEI in marketing. Track and measure the impact of your efforts to ensure that they align with your goals.
  14. Transparency:
    • Be transparent about your company’s commitment to DEI. Share progress, challenges, and initiatives with your audience. Transparency builds trust and credibility.
  15. Continuous Improvement:
    • DEI marketing is an ongoing process. Regularly assess and adapt your strategies to reflect evolving societal norms, address emerging issues, and respond to feedback.


Intersectional DEI Capabilities

We are facilitators, educators, and speakers who help organizations tackle diversity and inclusion through customized facilitation training, mediation, and speaking engagements to help create better practices.

  • Workshops & Training
  • Facilitation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Conflict Management
  • Inclusive Marketing
  • Policy Review
  • Inclusive Processes and Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Talent Management
  • Impact Investing
  • Social Responsibility
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and DEI Initiative Development
  • Keynote Speaking Engagements
  • DEI Focused Retreat Experience
  • DEI Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Diverse Talent Recruitment and Retention
  • Impact Investing Guidance and Support
  • Active Listening Workshops and Seminars
  • Organizational Change Management
  • DEI Internal and External Communications Plans
  • DEI Marketing
  • Racial Equity & Anti-racism Training
  • Allyship Training
  • Angel and VC Funding Partnerships
  • Organizational Management & Valuing of Human Difference
  • Mental Health Educational Programs
  • Launching Employee/Business Resource Groups/Affinity Groups
  • DEAI Audits and Assessments
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Understanding Microaggressions
  • Women’s Leadership Conferences & Events
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Setting DEI Metrics & Tracking
  • Selecting, Hiring & Developing a DEI Officer
  • Establishing High Performing Diversity Councils/Committees

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