THE LATEST ETHNIC MARKETING NEWS IN NORTH AMERICA.

Porsche resurrects the ‘Pink Pig’ for Chinese New Year

Porsche has resurrected a car from its history in celebration of Chinese New Year. The luxury automaker wanted to promote the pre-sale of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne to Chinese Canadians, so it took a little porcine inspiration from Chinese New Year celebrations on Feb. 5, which marked the beginning of Year of the Pig. The agency was [...]

Maple Diversity adds to leadership ranks

Maple Diversity Communications has made a number of additions to its leadership in Toronto this month. Leading the new additions is Jason Cowell in the dual role of chief creative officer and chief operations officer. Cowell will lead both creative and daily operations at the agency’s Toronto office. He was most recently creative director at [...]

Respecting sub-cultural diversity when celebrating festivals

This year, the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year), falls on Feb. 5. Did you know the popular greetings “gung hey fat choy” is a Cantonese phrase meaning, “happiness and prosperity?” So, now imagine greeting a Vietnamese or Filipino consumer with the phrase. Let’s assume they appreciate the sentiment but they will no doubt be [...]

Five ethnic marketing trends that will dominate in 2019

Emerging technologies: What does this mean to a marketer? Well, for starters, it’s time for marketing professionals to become acquainted with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), etc. since customers are increasingly demanding unique experiences. Through emerging technologies brands can customize the shopping experience for each consumer. E.g. installing bots that help [...]

The one thing you can do to get more customers

"If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular" ~ David Ogilvy How is that this nugget from Ogilvy, the father of advertising, is [...]

How you can nail Experiential Marketing ?

If you’re out grocery shopping on the weekend, chances are you will be ambushed by several cheery product demonstrators inviting you to sample their wares. That’s experiential marketing in its most basic form. So essentially, experiential marketing aka engagement marketing connects consumers to experience a brand up, close and personal. Remember Red Bull’s Stratos Jump? [...]

Maple Diversity Communications Ranks No. 79 on the 2018 Growth 500

– Maple Diveresity Communications Inc. also features in the list of  Top 10 Canada’s Fastest-Growing Marketing and Media Companies. Mississauga (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Maple Diversity Communications Inc. No. 79 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current [...]

How Canadian retailers can thrive on Chinese appetite for luxury ?

“There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich.” — People.com while reviewing Kevin Kwan’s New York Times bestselling series that reveals the outrageous world of high net worth Asian society with humour and heart. Remember, Canadian funnyman Russell Peters’ sketch about him bargain-hunting in a seedy Toronto mall, manned and frequented by Asians selling knock-off brand name goods? Well, the joke [...]

Five reasons why your multicultural marketing isn’t working

Most brands assume they can make a splash in multicultural market segments with some help from the same agency or boutique that has been handling their promotional needs so far. After all, as humans, we all have similar responses to emotions and biases? Right? Wrong. So wrong. And this is probably why your current ethnic [...]

Does your brand speak to the Ethnic Millennial in Canada?

The “avocado-toast” eating, self-centered "I, me and myself" millennial (born between 1981 and 2000) may be a cliché, but as consumers, this group wields notorious spending power. Now, throw into this already complex mix, the subgroup of ethnic millennials, and you'll need to rethink your marketing plan completely to include tailored messaging. Not to toot [...]

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