Aug 25, 2020
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We all like to think that discrimination is something we all avoid and that inclusion is the one thing that is non-negotiable. But are we really doing this or just simply paying lip service to it? Are we actually afraid of being seen as exploitative or insensitive by simply doing what we think is right? Let’s see what we need to consider when doing what is right and inclusive with Martyn Sibley.
Martyn is the founder of Disability Horizons and Purple Goat Agency, both of which focus on the needs and wants of the disabled community from both a commercial perspective and as individuals.
As Marytn describes himself, he’s ‘just a regular guy who happens to have a disability (called Spinal Muscular Atrophy – SMA)’. Being a regular guy means not only running an agency and an online disability lifestyle publication, but going skiing, scuba diving, flying a plane – but that’s the boring normal stuff isn’t it.
Let’s get back that marketing thingy. In this
episode we cover;
- Planning for inclusiveness with our marketing
- How to say the ‘right’ thing
- Getting your voice heard over all the rubbish
Watch the episode video:
Look to make products and services that include everyone. Using a universal design approach not only means you are following the basics of Inclusion Marketing, but this usually means looking for simplicity and ease of use which in turn can reduce friction, which we all want less of. A great example of this is Siri.
When Martyn was discussing getting your voice heard in a crowded market he believes that ‘everything you need is there…. it’s just the action, it’s the doing’
And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this
When looking to create awareness within your marketplace. Remember Martyn’s three stages to success;
1 – Tell your story
2 – Build a community
3 – Have a strong call to action
Music Featured on this Podcast:
Sleepy in the Garden
Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.de
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