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Marketing #neurodiversity for well-being

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Go Jefferies J & Ahmed W (2022) Marketing #neurodiversity for well-being. Journal of Consumer Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCM-03-2021-4520

Abstract
Purpose – To develop a bottom-up segmentation of people affected by neurodiversity using Twitter data. Design/methodology/approach – This exploratory study uses content analysis of information shared by Twitter users over a three-month period. Findings – Cultural currents affect how the label of ‘neurodiversity’ is perceived by individuals, marketplace actors and society. The extent to which neurodiversity provides a positive or negative alternative to stigmatizing labels for mental disorders is shaped by differentiated experiences of neurodiversity. We identify five neurodiversity segments according to identifiable concerns and contextual dynamics that affect mental well-being. Analysing Twitter data enables a bottom-up typology of stigmatized groups toward improving market salience. Originality – To our knowledge, this research is the first to investigate neurodiversity using Twitter data to segment stigmatized consumers into prospective customers from the bottom up.

Keywords
neurodiversity; Twitter; stigma; mental disorders; well-being; segmentation

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Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Journal of Consumer Marketing

StatusIn Press
FundersNewcastle University
Publication date online31/03/2022
Date accepted by journal16/02/2022
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33966
ISSN0736-3761

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Dr Wasim Ahmed
Dr Wasim Ahmed

Senior Lecturer in Digital Business, Management, Work and Organisation