Young, diverse, busy, empowered, and family-centered, Latinas are one of the fastest-growing segments among the U.S. population and will represent more than 20% of U.S. women by 2024. They are responsible for more than a trillion dollars of household spend, yet less than 3.6% of U.S. ad spending is invested on them. Are you ready to earn these super shoppers’ business?

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, economic turmoil, and calls to address racial inequality, brands need to take a meaningful stand.

A much more discerning grocery shopper is emerging in the wake of initial widespread panic-buying sparked by COVID-19 this past spring that led consumers to disregard prices and stock up on products and ingredients required to prepare the entirety of their family meals at home. Retailers and their trading partners responded as rapidly as possible to the sudden spikes in demand by pulling back on promotional efforts and focusing on their supply chains to keep up, which led to higher prices on 64% of more than 500 grocery store categories.

This report corroborates the demise of the Total Market approach, a marketing process that short-changed Multicultural & Inclusive Marketing growth, and resetting marketing as we have known it.

The terms Hispanics in the United States use to describe themselves can provide a direct look at how they view their identity and how the strength of immigrant ties influences the ways they see themselves.

At a moment when brands are reflecting on their relationships with multicultural consumers, it’s a great time to talk about something that’s been happening in multicultural marketing for the last decade or so: it’s time to quit defunding your multicultural marketing. What we’ve seen in the Hispanic market, specifically, is that brands have moved to reduce spending under the guise of the Total Market Approach. Granted, we’re all being asked to do more with less. And budget cuts are a part of our reality. But I’m here to show you how to grow your market share and spend your ad dollars more effectively by committing to the Hispanic market.  By Pete Lerma, CEO & Co-Founder LERMA

Every night, as 5 full time virtual students/workers get ready to take their car out for a spin, I think the auto industry is really missing the growth of the Hispanic consumer.  I did say 5 adults… 4 cars… one house… and during COVID our cars are our escape strategy.  By Ana Ceppi

Covid-19 has changed the developed markets of Europe and the US more quickly and more dramatically than what would have been imaginable during the early weeks of 2020. It has changed how and where people spend their time, what they think and feel, and it has spurred massive shifts in what people buy and how they buy it.

Once upon a time, TV was linear, with a handful of channels, and the standard unit of measurement was the gross rating point (GRP), which dictated advertising costs and set CPMs. The GRP, the only measurement available, reported on age and gender demographic impressions culled from panels. Brands advertising on television relied on it to place their broadcasting spend accordingly.

2020 is the year when the majority of all Americans under seventeen years old will be from a minority background, a process that will culminate with a so-called “minority-majority” population by the mid-2040s. These demographic changes will bring about a significant transformation to Corporate America, and during the next few months, I will discuss some of these consequences, in each article targeting one specific area of our business environment.  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA

I often get asked whether brands should use Español or English to reach U.S. Hispanic consumers. The answer is both or a mix, but it’s more complex than just language. Latinos are one of the most diverse minority groups in this country — the market includes some 20 national identities. While we enjoy similar values and traditions, understanding cultural nuances affords brands an authentic connection to us, regardless of language.  By Jorge A. Plasencia

New CMO Council Research, in Partnership with Teradata, Finds a Shocking 97% of Marketers Deem their Organizations Ineffective at Turning Customer Data into Insights and Actions

While summer is still winding down, advertisers are shifting focus to executing holiday media plans. This season is typically the most important time of year for many businesses, yet early data expects this year’s retail sales to decline amidst the ongoing upheaval from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), along with the challenges of digital disruption overall.

As if three simultaneous pandemics (a health-related, the social tension of racism and inequality and the global economic recession) weren’t enough, over the last ten years or so, our industry has gone through a “pandemic“ of its own. This “virus” has affected mainly multicultural marketing and branding, and ultimately, companies who have suffered from sales, their share of the market, and other KPI’s declines. It is known as “Total Market” and it’s both dangerous and damaging! The main symptoms are indifference, lethargy, laziness, shortsightedness or even blurry vision, which results in overall brand weakness and connection fatigue.  By Luis Miguel Messianu Founder-Creative Chairman-CEO at Alma

In the second quarter of 2020, based on MAGNA’s analysis of media owners financials, advertising revenues dropped by -17% to $46bn.

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