Mattel, P&G, and other major brands take a much more inclusive approach to gender

GROWTH. If there is one word that best describes the imperative nature of marketing and the priority shared by all CMOs in these unprecedented times, this is it. Growth has never been a greater priority than it is today. This is not a new idea of course. The industry and CMO community have rallied around the importance of marketing as a growth vehicle in prior years.

With the nation's leading multicultural marketing executives logged on to participate in the virtual 2020 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, which began Tuesday with strong sessions from Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard and Nestlé U.S. CMO Alicia Enciso, the ANA released a new diversity report that paints a sober picture of just how lacking diversity remains in the U.S. marketing industry.  By Adam R Jacobson / Radio + TV Business Report

This report from ANA's Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), based on three separate studies among ANA members, concludes that women overwhelmingly comprise the bulk of the marketing industry's workforce and at the senior leadership level, female representation is now likely at an all-time high. However, ethnic diversity continues to be poor, especially for African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino.

During 2020 we’ve published seven category-specific media effectiveness investigations covering Food & Drink, Tech & Telco, Alcohol, Finance, Personal Care & Beauty, Automotive and Retail. Through this process we’ve discovered that each of these category doors has its own media effectiveness keys, but there are also a few master keys which unlock impact and effectiveness across all categories.

In 1970, the United States Census Bureau coined the term “Hispanic” to reflect the growing population from Spanish-speaking countries. While many identify with the term, others prefer to call themselves “Latino” or “Latina,” reflecting their origin from a Latin-American country. But there’s a new contender on the scene: Latinx. By Jennifer Dellapina / Conill Advertising

Nine of 10 chief executives, advertising, promotions, sales & marketing managers are non-Hispanic white. Without breaking  internal marketing "culture bubbles" to put cultural fluency and insights at the core of every brand strategy, brands risk a break up with Gen Zers and their parents.

For many of us, our ideals and attitudes about who we are as individuals are shaped by our heritage and cultural experiences. As consumers, our affinity for certain brands pass through these filters resulting in purchase behaviors that tie back to our beliefs and how we see ourselves. Among multicultural audiences, this presents a unique challenge for marketers. There is no one size fits all solution to gaining buy-in from this diverse group. U.S. Hispanics hail from over 20 countries of origin, and Asian Americans, 40 countries. Understanding the importance of identity to multicultural audiences is essential to mitigating cultural bias in your marketing campaign strategy and delivering culturally relevant advertising.

Organizations have been pressuring marketers to holistically measure and validate their efforts for years, but COVID-19 has certainly amplified the urgency. With advertising and budgets off track this year, marketers and CMOs have more at stake because there’s literally no room for waste or inefficiency.

The crisis has widened consumer appetite for choice and introduced unexpected shifts in consumer behavior—this year’s holiday shopping is up for grabs.

Without skilled people and the right processes, marketing technology will waste money rather than gain customers.

A new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council report, which was produced in partnership with Precisely, has been released. The report is titled, How Covid Has Changed The Channels Of Engagement.

Once again our very sought after publication Hispanic Market Thought Leaders will be published on Monday November 16. 2020.  To review last year’s edition, please go to article.

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In this video made for EffWeek, Paul Feldwick lays out the argument behind his upcoming book, Why Does the Pedlar Sing? When it comes to creativity, Feldwick asserts, advertising has lost its way. Rather than seeking to be popular with a broad audience, he suggests that all too often advertising is created to win the approbation of those dishing out advertising awards.  By Nigel Hollis

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