THE LATEST ETHNIC MARKETING NEWS IN NORTH AMERICA.

The Untapped Markets: Insights into consumer behaviours of LGBTQ, Indigenous and Disabilities diverse communities

Not a day went by in June without some organization, outfit and brand proudly proclaiming themselves as LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) friendly. It was, as things are these days, an attempt to ride the coattails of a trending hashtag. It’s the exact same story when it comes to the Indigenous or disabilities diverse [...]

Holy cow! How do you not know this?

A few years ago, the headline of a flyer from a well-known Canadian grocery retailer tucked inside the local paper screamed "Happy Diwali" and below in bold text was written “Diwali Sale." Clearly, the idea was to woo consumers celebrating Diwali, an important festival for Hindus and Sikhs. Skimming through the pages revealed something quite [...]

Eastern Canada Becoming a Hot Spot for Arab Canadians

As last year’s census confirmed the rise of Chinese, Filipino and South Asian communities in Ontario and the western provinces, the Eastern part of the country (Québec, the Maritimes and major cities in Ontario) are increasingly becoming home to another group: Arabic speakers. In the Maritimes and Québec, Arabic has become the most common non-official [...]

Messaging Apps: Engaging Ethnic Consumers in Canada

In today’s digital world, it is difficult to imagine how a business can be successful without a strong online presence. To survive and thrive, businesses must be proactive in their communication with potential customers. Messaging apps have come out as a rising medium in the quest to engage consumers, even more so among ethnic communities. [...]

The Role of Extended Families in Ethnic Canadians’ Purchasing Decisions

North American society, like most of Western Europe, is mostly composed of nuclear families. However, other parts of the world such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America include a much wider range of relatives in their concept of family. Since most newcomers to Canada come from places where extended families are the norm, what effect [...]

Filipino-Canadians: An Emerging Market

Marketers interested in connecting with Canada’s ethnic communities were impatiently waiting for the results of the 2016 census to discover how to adjust their strategy and develop new markets. How has the Canadian ethnic and linguistic landscape changed since the last census in 2011? Results are in, and although South Asians and Chinese remain the [...]

Hinglish: The Evolution of Language in South Asian Advertising

Did you know there are more English speakers in India than in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand combined? The reputation of English as a gateway to improving education prospects, social status and career opportunities is a main reason behind its immense popularity throughout Asia. This is particularly notable in India, [...]

Maple Diversity Communications Ranks No. 195 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

Maple Diversity Communications Ranks No. 195 on the 2017 PROFIT 500 Maple Diversity is the first multicultural agency to be ranked as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies Mississauga (September 14, 2017) - Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Maple Diversity Communications Inc. No. 195 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of [...]

Colours and Numbers: Do’s and Don’ts for the Chinese Canadian Market

To successfully connect with consumers when presenting a brand or product, it’s important to do so in a way that is in harmony with their values. This can be a challenge when targeting specific ethnic groups, which come with their own rich cultural heritage. Numbers and colours top the list of significant and symbolic elements [...]

5 Myths about Ethnic Marketing in Canada

Are you a marketer looking to expand your business? If so, no doubt you have considered the opportunities offered by the many ethnic communities of Canada. How can you be successful in developing this unfamiliar market? How can you be sure you are getting the right information? To get you started, we have compiled a [...]

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