Building a multicultural plan that genuinely integrates the creative and the media disciplines is one of the biggest challenges in today’s multicultural space.  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA

There are positive signs of recovery in the global advertising industry, with the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) reporting rising optimism and a resumption of deferred campaigns. But with actual ad spend still far lower than expected this year, marketers have had to do more with less, which means a greater reliance on effective measurement.

The world feels like a very different place to the end of the previous decade. For brands, the volatile times mean a greater need for emotional intelligence; listening and understanding how their consumers feel and helping people navigate the new world through their products, services and actions.

The acceleration of key disruptive forces in retail is causing the rapid transformation of the industry. KPMG’s new report, “Revive to Survive,” outlines three disruptive forces shaping retail’s future, and makes five bold predictions on the future of the industry.  

The proliferation and rising popularity of a myriad of digital channels over the past decade has made the measurement of media effectiveness increasingly complex.

The Hispanic audience is diverse and nuanced in their language use, preferences, and media use. As the population grows, so does the importance of advertisers understanding Hispanic media behavior.

The threat of Covid, social distancing and ‘cancel culture’ has prompted reflection, deleting what’s unnecessary, and changing the status quo from consumers shifting values, lifestyle and priorities to companies permanently going to flexible work schedules, more equitable D&I practices, and re-focusing on key growth areas, led by Multicultural and Digital marketing. My prediction for 2021 is that companies finally do Multicultural marketing right, and allocate the commensurate fair share of budget, resources and attention to this business imperative.  By Liz Castells-Heard, CEO & Chief Strategy Officer, INFUSION

The ANA introduced new tools and capabilities designed to help marketers navigate the growing complexities posed by the procurement, integration, and activation of advanced marketing technology to optimize their technology investments.

While it's more complicated than ever in the Covid-19 pandemic, don’t abandon forecast modeling. Just change how you do it.

We have seen a continuous change in consumer behavior in these fast-changing times. Yet marketers still have to make the right decisions when it comes to marketing investments in unpredictable situations. In order to make the right decisions, there is a renewed recognition of the importance of accurately and sustainably measuring marketing activities. MMM is an ideal solution that can be used continuously to help your business in these challenging times.

Latin American brands often feel overly confident in entering the U.S. market. Having experienced success in their home markets, they look to replicate that brand affinity north of the border, often using the same strategy that won at home. But, that affinity doesn’t always translate into a successful entry, especially when brands fail to realize and plan for the shift from a mostly homogeneous cultural group to a more diverse society composed of varied multicultural backgrounds, cultural influences, and behavioral drivers.

This article is part of a larger series that focuses on diversity and equity in marketing through the amplification of Black and racially diverse authors. As a company, we are committed to identifying actions we can take in the fight against racism and injustice, and elevating BBIPOC voices is paramount to inspiring change.

Like many (in my LinkedIn feed at least), I listened with frustration about the inclusions and omissions. Now, I could list missed research, make counter arguments, pick apart the research cited, but this all misses the point – the question itself is of limited value. A better question is – Why doesn’t advertising work more often?

Why brands should include their customers’ offline activity in marketing attribution analysis

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2020 Hispanic Market Thought Leaders (previously Hispanic CMO) for our readers.

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