Multicultural Marketing

Welcome the Tiger – Lunar New Year 2022

On February 1, 2022, Chinese Canadians will celebrate their New Year, the most important event for the community. Here’s what you need to know and some thought starters on how your brand could fit in to the celebrations. How big is Canada’s Chinese community? There are 1.77 million people in Canada of Chinese origin, putting [...]

Human-to-Human Marketing: All About Empathy

Did you know people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour, have a strong sensitivity towards light? It is estimated that 90-95% of those who are autistic have some form of external sensitivity, either to bright lights, fluorescent lights, bright colours, loud music, and sounds. The holiday season [...]

By | December 23rd, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

Ethnic Consumers: Attitudes towards sustainability

Among the visible minorities in Canada, the Chinese and the South Asians, who are the most prominent ethnicities, have a positive outlook towards sustainable products and brands. They are willing to change their habits to reduce the negative impact on the environment, especially the younger consumers. While for the first generation, the primary reason for this acceptance of a sustainable world, is from their experience [...]

By | December 8th, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

Be welcoming. Be inclusive. Be diverse. This Diwali, be the light.

As the nights light up with diyas and string lights, South Asian Canadians revel in the happiness of their biggest festival, Diwali. Mithai (traditional sweets), new clothes, festive accessories, Diwali décor, all these take centerstage as homes are cleaned from top to bottom to welcome prosperity and joy.   South Asians are the fastest-growing [...]

By | November 1st, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

Ethnic Consumer Banking – Digital Reformation

Canada’s banking sector is working aggressively towards digital transformation, to help reduce costs and to improve customer experience, despite resistance to change, and security associated concerns. COVID-19 has sped up the pace of digital transformation across all sectors, especially retail banking, resulting in a sudden shift in customer behaviour and preferences. The pandemic propelled a [...]

By | October 26th, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

National Truth and Reconciliation: Beyond Just One Day

The loss of a child is devastating. The loss of a generation of children, part of a decimation of cultural identity, leaves wounds so deep, it scars families, entire communities, the country. September 30, 2021, answered the call for the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a recommendation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission [...]

By | October 18th, 2021|Advertising, Indigenous, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

CEO Insights names Top 10 Indian Leaders in Canada – 2021

This interview first appeared in the October issue of CEO Insights magazine, recognizing the Top 10 Indian Leaders in Canada, 2021.  SHIFTING THE PARADIGM OF MULTICULTURAL MARKETING WITH INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES NIRAJ SINHA Chairman & CEO, Maple Diversity Communications   Canada is a land full of opportunities not just for the citizens but also for [...]

By | October 1st, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

Moon Festival: Time for the reunion of brands and customers

Customers are the lifeblood of a brand. The more a brand is loved, the more successful it is. Connection is key. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is an opportunity for brands to reach out to one of the fastest-growing multicultural groups in Canada and celebrate with the Chinese Canadian community. IT ALL STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING If [...]

By | September 20th, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing|

Going global to protect the Canadian Dream from Immigration Fraud.

Our country attracts immigrants from all over the world, excited to get started on their Canadian dream. In 2019, Canada welcomed 341,180 permanent residents and 642,480 students. Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will welcome 1.2 million immigrants in 2021-2023, to cover slow 2020 immigration due to COVID-19. Sadly, however, every year immigrants to Canada [...]

By | August 16th, 2021|Advertising, Marketing, Multicultural Marketing, Newcomer To Canada|

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 [...]

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