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Asian Heritage Month: Our 2021 inspiration series

The month of May has been designated as Asian heritage Month in Canada, with the theme for 2021 being "Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve". Asian heritage embraces Canadians from East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, West Asian and Central Asian descents. Many in our team at Maple Diversity are of Asian descent, and there was a [...]

Lunar New Year – Renewal and Reunions.

The Lunar New Year of the Ox begins on February 12, 2021. It welcomes spring, symbolizing renewal and new beginnings.   In keeping with the 12 Year Lunar Cycle, each year is represented by an animal. Many are happy to see the last of the Year of the Rat which heralded the pandemic in 2020. This year’s lunar animal is the Golden Ox, galloping in with the promise of the strength and the stability that we [...]

Celebrating reunion, under the Mid-Autumn full moon

October is here! As the days become cooler and the leaves start to change colour, it’s time to prepare for the Mid-Autumn festival. Celebrated by Chinese Canadians with family and friends, it is the second most important festival after Chinese New Year. In Chinese culture, the full moon symbolizes reunion. As the yellow moon lights up the night, [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|Chinese, Ethnic Advertising, Multicultural Marketing|

How is 11:11 creating an impact in Canada and why should brands participate in it?

If you haven’t heard of Single’s Day before, you’re probably missing out on a lot! Single’s Day, now popularly known as Double 11... started off as an entertaining festival for young Chinese people to celebrate that they were proud to be single. Celebrated on the 11th of November, the date is especially specific of what [...]

Why does WeChat matter to Canadian companies?

You probably have already heard of WeChat, whether on the news or from a friend, this dominate “Super APP” in China is a collective app with the functions of all social and personal finance apps combined. With Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google blocked in China. It was designed primarily to be a personalized social app [...]

Shouldn’t you be where your Asian-Canadian consumer is hanging out?

Recently, well-known Asian-Canadian artist Rick Tae, talked about the perceptible difference between Asian-Americans and Asian-Canadians. “There is a much louder expression of race and culture in the U.S., likely all the way down to branding and marketing for lack of a better way to explain it,” noted the actor who has produced and acted in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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