Category: Content creation

The brief

Following the global events of 2020, we worked with Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) Strong Women Strong Business (SWSB) team to re-imagine what supporting Indigenous women in business in the current climate could look like.

We worked with IBA to invigorate their social platforms to align with the new online business environment following the impact of COVID-19. Our focus quickly shifted to building on meaningful and accessible ways to cultivate the SWSB network and create a strong sense of community for Indigenous women in business online.

The impact

SWSB members adapted – as strong women in business do – to the new challenges brought about by COVID-19. The online SWSB Facebook group grew vastly into a flourishing interactive hub for likeminded women to support each other in life and in business through unprecedented times. The first half of 2021 saw the existing SWSB Facebook membership grow by 22 percent.

As part of the overall strategy, we worked with the SWSB team to analyse recurring themes and universal experiences SWSB members were contending with in the current COVID landscape, building this into the strategy.  A key deliverable was the development of SWSB’s first ever regular newsletter.

Now at 1,160 subscribers and growing strong, the newsletter provides another medium to tell stories and unite the SWSB community through rich, focused and user-generated content. Moreover, the ‘Women in Business’ section of the newsletter has consistently been one of the top four performing click links of each newsletter edition so far.

Other deliverables included the successful implementation of a social media risk management and moderation response guide, as well as the establishment of the SWSB Instagram community which is currently at 1.2K members and steadily growing.

Re-strategising and building on SWSB’s online community also meant that conversations and opportunities to network were made more accessible to Indigenous women in business in regional and remote areas – a key focus for SWSB.

‘Your Health is in Your Hands’ is a national project to raise awareness and boost the rates of MBS 715 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health checks among the patient and health practitioner communities. The project is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the benefit of health checks to lead to behaviour change, and overall, better health outcomes for our community.

We created a positive, empowering campaign approach that engages patients about the personal health benefits, while ensuring health practitioners are informed about the importance of culturally safe care. This was informed by research and concept testing with key target audiences.

‘Your Health is in Your Hands’ materials are highly visual and engaging, utilising Luke Penrith’s artwork, ‘Let’s Walk and Talk Out Bush’ telling the cultural importance of good health and wellbeing.

Our work on the campaign included the production of patient and health professional brochures, a community poster, a patient journey graphic for health workers, an animation informing people about the health check,  a two part podcast featuring Dr Ngaire Brown and video case study stories and social media assets.

Real stories were featured in video case studies highlighting the success and dedication of Aboriginal health services in delivering the 715 health check, reducing barriers to getting or undertaking a health check, by sharing real experiences.  

For implementation, we developed a stakeholder distribution strategy with targeted engagement and follow up with remote, regional and urban health providers and communities. Focused engagement on social media and through digital editorial is also used to continue momentum throughout the strategy implementation, including generating user contribution and content to engage target groups. 

We thank the communities and stakeholders that collaborated with us to refine these materials; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous health practitioners, including Royal College of General Practitioners and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

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