Sofia Vergara is probably the most recognizable Hispanic actress working in English-language television. She is one of the stars of “Modern Family,” among the highest-rated scripted shows on network television, and she has parlayed her celebrity into commercials for brands like Pepsi and Cover Girl.
The question is not whether Ethnic Consumers that are lumped for diversity purposes into the MULTICULTURAL BUCKET offer opportunities for marketers. We all know the answer to that question. The question is whether there is a need or a purpose for having one agency that implements all aspects of a campaign that can then be called a MULTICULTURAL approach.
Last month I attended one of the best parties in L.A. No, I’m not talking about the Oscars. I’m talking about the Brisk Bodega-Star Wars Cantina party, presented by Brisk Tea. Now ostensibly the party was intended to present and offer party-goers samples of Brisk Tea. But by partnering up with LucasFilm, Brisk was able to offer another element of intrigue at its party: an exhibition of art conceived by emerging, young artists, and based on the iconic characters from the “Star Wars” film.
By Xavier Mantilla | Director of Sales – RedMas In the last 24 months we have seen a shift in the way brands and general market media agencies have come together to work with Hispanic media companies in order to reach these valued consumers. However there are huge shifts in behavior that most of us that work in the media space are yet to face. For a long time we always used terms like “targeted content” to mean Spanish language media (planning and buying), however, when we spend upwards of 90% of our budgets on Spanish language only
‘m still not sure why Ad Age felt compelled to give a voice to hate. I mean, how else do you explain their decision to invite a bona fide prophet of hate to their upcoming “Media Evolved” conference? Glenn Beck may be doing something interesting in media (according to Ad Age) but he’s still a racist.
I recently read an article in another of the Latin American Market focused trade journals that interviewed a US Hispanic Marketing Director at the client level and two mayor New York Hispanic Agency based Media Planning Executives with most of their experience in mainstream advertising and Latin America respectively to give their opinions about the US Hispanic Market.
TV can do a lot of great things for brands but it can also make you impotent–and I can assure you that I did not intend to spell “important.” And that is what one is led to conclude after reading some of the reports coming out of last week’s beer distributors’ convention in Las Vegas.