Why we practice radical candor in providing pitch feedback

One of the great frustrations for agencies for agencies, beyond coming second is the lack of constructive feedback during and at the end of the pitch process. In my agency experience working on new business pitches, the quality of feedback was poor at best and non-existent at worst. Something that still occurs today, with the industry filled with memes on the internet of poor feedback, such as “It was so close, you came a close second”.

Soccer’s Next Frontier: Latinas

With the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place this summer in Australia and New Zealand, women and sports will once again be in the global spotlight.  By Natalie Boden - CEO and Founder, BODEN

Arguments for and against linguistic purity and its implications for marketing to Hispanics in the US.

Second to Mexico, the US has the second largest population of Spanish speakers (Tompson, 2021). Due to this extensive mix of cultures, there is a unique melding of languages. This has created many arguments for and against keeping the Spanish language in its separate and pure form, however, using an informal naturally evolved form of the Spanish language can benefit marketers by providing emotional appeals to reach a wider audience and bridge the cultural gap.  By Stephanie Snopek - Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication, School of Communication at Florida State University  

Cultivate Meaningful Growth – Empowering Your Business with Culture Marketing Strategies for Upwardly Mobile Hispanic Consumers

By Gaby Alcantara Diaz - Semilla According to Ipsos' findings on Hispanic wealth in America, Hispanics are gaining substantial wealth. Currently, one in five Hispanic adults is considered affluent, with a similar ratio observed among affluent individuals from the Gen Z population. This is in comparison to one in fifteen affluent boomers/seniors. Despite many of these households being raised in middle-class backgrounds, nearly one in four grew up in poverty. Nevertheless, they have achieved upward mobility, with their household spending surpassing their non-Hispanic white counterparts by 16% annually. In total, Hispanic households possess a staggering $12.8 trillion in net worth.

What Do CFOs Want from CMOs?

There's a growing urgency for marketing leaders to learn how to speak the language of finance

THE END OF AN ERA : Eduardo Caballero passes

Eduardo Caballero The Godfather of Hispanic Marketing & Radio in our Industry has passed. For those that work with Eduardo Caballero and those that knew Eduardo will be eternally impacted by the man, the professional, the pioneer and the Industry Advocate.

Third Generation Latinx Brands and CPG: A New Era of Hispanic Marketing

The Latino community in the United States is changing rapidly, and this shift is reflected in the evolution of Latinx brands. The first generation of Latinx brands emerged in the 1980s, coinciding with the first large Hispanic immigration boom in the country. Many of these brands sold products from Latin America and marketed to Hispanic immigrants in their native language. Goya, established in New York City in the 1930s by a Spanish immigrant, is an example of a first-generation Latinx brand.

The Marketing Community’s Support of Diverse Suppliers  [REPORT]

This research is based on a survey of the ANA database of certified diverse suppliers serving the marketing/advertising industry. We wanted to hear from these diverse suppliers to learn: how interest from the marketing/advertising community in supporting diverse suppliers changed in the past year; how investment from the marketing/advertising community changed in the past year; top challenges for diverse suppliers.

Ramping Up College Recruitment Efforts – How L’Oréal and other brands bolster their efforts to recruit new talent from universities and colleges

As director of university relations and partnerships at the cosmetics giant and ANA member L'Oréal, Brittany Ramsey is responsible for identifying and attracting the marketing talent the company needs to thrive in the future. But in the past few years, the skills and education of the students L'Oréal wants to recruit has changed significantly.

The Hispanic Growth Engine Post Pandemic

A key responsibility of marketers is to identify growth opportunities. It would be easy to overlook the strength of the U.S. Hispanic market if you were not aware of their impressive economic performance before and during the pandemic. The Latino Donor Collaborative published their latest annual report that paints a powerful picture of resilience. It confirms the dominance of Latinos in the growth of the new mainstream economy.  By Roberto Orci

When It Comes To Advertising, Multicultural Representation Is Not Enough

As we close another Super Bowl cycle, I've been approached by some media outlets asking my opinion about the lack of representation of multicultural consumers, mainly Hispanics, in this year's roster of brands that invested in the big game.  By Isaac Mizrahi - CEO of ALMA Agency

Is your Brand one of 2022’s Most Culturally Inclusive Hispanic Brands?

The Cultural Inclusion Accelerator™ in partnership with ANA AIMM celebrated the Most Culturally Inclusive Brands of 2022 after a massive of study of 716 ads from America’s 100 leading brands gathering 250,000 evaluations across 104K respondents of Asian, Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, People with Disabilities, and White Non-Hispanics.

AIMM reveals America’s Most Culturally Inclusive Brands Awards

New Cultural Inclusion Accelerator's CIIM™ data, in partnership with ANA's AIMM, reveals top overall brands perceived as most culturally inclusive among Multicultural & Inclusive consumers, as well as top brands perceived by Asian, Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and People with Disabilities segments.

Marta Gerdes passes ……

Marta Gerdes recently passed, a veteran Hispanic & Multicultural marketing executive.  Ms. Gerdes was a well known and beloved executive with ties to many in our industry. She was recently VP Marketing at Tampico Beverages Inc. and Chief Brand Officer, Latin America at McDonald’s and serve in many other capacities in our industry.

Seven Reasons Why The Hispanic Segment Can Beat The Recession

As a new year starts, we return to our work routine, facing the prospect of a recession. Some believe it will be a mild one, while others are more pessimistic. Nonetheless, most experts believe the country will face an economic slowdown, and consequently, brands may reassess their marketing investments as they will act more cautiously on where to invest their resources in 2023.  By Isaac Mizrah - CEO of Alma Agency

The AXIS Agency launches Brand + Diversity Consulting

The Axis Agency announced it has launched Brand + Diversity Consulting (BDC), a strategic consulting practice dedicated to helping brands solve the biggest equity gaps that continue to affect multicultural populations. BDC will specialize in the healthcare, finance, and education sectors, where the need is greatest.

2022 Hispanic Market Thought Leaders available for FREE DOWNLOAD

HispanicAd presents our 9th edition of the Hispanic Market Thought Leaders. Every edition we strive to cover important marketing topics in our Industry and highlight The Top Marketing executives for their contributions to our Industry.

2022 HMC HISPANIC MARKET GUIDE explores Hispanic Diversity, Cultural Blind Spots, Inclusive Advertising & Media Consumption [DOWNLOAD for FREE]

The Hispanic Marketing Council (HMC) has released its 2022 Hispanic Market Guide, the most comprehensive resource on the U.S. Hispanic market. Hispanics are impacting the multicultural mainstream at a faster pace than anticipated, shifting American culture and purchase behaviors. Brands who make continuous efforts to connect with the multicultural market are seeing results that demonstrate the economic power of Hispanics.

AIMM’s Power Up! Growth Through Inclusive Marketing [REPORT]

This CMO Guide for Modern Marketing Leaders makes an indisputable argument about where growth is coming from... Multicultural and Inclusive audiences! Which makes these diverse audiences the #1 priority for marketers, for whom growth reigns supreme. Power Up! relies on the latest industry studies, proprietary data and a host of other insights and metrics.

“INCLUSION” voted ANA 2022 Marketing Word of the Year

According to the ANA’s Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), inclusion is “the act of being seen, heard, understood, and respected for who we are as individuals and within a group, structure, or system.” AIMM defined diversity as “understanding and recognizing each other’s unique qualities, perspectives, and similarities that shape who we are as an individual or in a group.”

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