South Asian

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? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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