Ethnic Advertising

Share The Light. Happy Diwali.

The Festival of Lights is celebrated with a lot of excitement by many in the South Asian community. The light of prosperity is welcomed by cleaning the home, decorating with rangoli (floor décor), torans (door garlands), khandeels (lanterns), string lights, and most importantly, the diya (earth lamp) which is the central symbol of Diwali. This year the welcoming of [...]

By | November 10th, 2020|Advertising, Diwali, Ethnic Advertising, Multicultural Marketing, South Asian|

Maple Diversity ranks among Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Maple Diversity Communications Inc. was named among Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies on the 32nd annual Growth List ranking, announced by Canadian Business on October 15, based on their revenue growth over the last five years. The winners share common qualities of passion, vision, innovation and drive, a deep understanding of market trends and impacts, and the [...]

Spice up your Thanksgiving with the flavours of the world

Thankfulness embraces all the ethnicities who call Canada home. We all feel gratitude for the many blessings we enjoy in our beautiful country. As Canada becomes more and more multicultural, the celebration of Thanksgiving has evolved to include many international flavours and tastes that make this October get-together even more vibrant and special. Celebrated on [...]

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|

Raksha Bandhan – A celebration of sibling bond

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year in August and is a popular ceremony among South Asian Hindus. During Raksha Bandhan, a sister ties a thread bracelet, known as Rakhi, on her brother’s wrist. This tying of the thread signifies a brother’s promise to always protect his sister. Although in a literal sense, [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|Ethnic Advertising, Multicultural Marketing, South Asian|

Impact of COVID-19 on Multicultural Consumers in Canada

Canada’s multicultural landscape is vibrant and expanding. Two striking ethnicities by population size form a major part of this landscape - South Asians account for 2.6 million, and Chinese are 1.8 million of the total Canadian population. According to Environics Analytics, the immigrant population is projected to increase by 27% in the next 10 years. [...]

Ramadan – Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Muslim Consumers

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims observe fasting during the daylight hours. After sunset, they break the fast together with family and loved ones and enjoy a sumptuous meal. The end of Ramadan is observed as Eid-al-fitr which is a 1 to 3 day celebration completing the month of fasting. This is also a [...]

Ramadan – Opportunities for brands

Ramadan is the most significant and celebrated month for Muslims. A month of fasting and charity. This year, Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, begins around April 23rd with the sighting of a new crescent moon. Muslims all over the world greet one another by wishing ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ (‘have a blessed Ramadan’) [...]

Chinese New Year and Your Brand!

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the largest and most important festival that is not only celebrated in Chinese community but also a lot of East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Malaysia. In Canada about 5% of the population is Chinese, making it one of the largest ethnic [...]

Ethnic Holiday Shopping Behaviour

It’s that time of the year when the holidays are right around the corner, and everybody is brimming with excitement for the festivities and celebration. December is the time of holiday lights, window displays, ice skating and the best sale prices and shopping all year. In a recent survey brick and mortar stores are still [...]

By | December 9th, 2019|Advertising, Ethnic Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|
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