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Total Market Strategy For Public Awareness Campaigns

Best practices and opportunities from Every Student Present initiative to reduce high absenteeism in New York schools. The Every Student Present public awareness campaign, spearheaded by the Council on Children and Families (CCF), helps school leadership, parents, and communities to

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3 Ways to Improve Obamacare Hispanic Marketing

Ideas for WellPoint and Blues competitors to capture market share among Latinos. Hispanics are critical to the success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a key source of incremental market share for insurers, since they are disproportionately more likely

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5 Steps To Avoid Pitfalls in Hispanic Marketing

How to determine if the big brands’ approach to targeting Hispanics is right for your brand. While it is beneficial for marketers to learn about the Hispanic marketing tactics that are working for big brands (as in this USA Today

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How to execute multilingual packaging

Ideas to minimize clutter and mitigate the risk of backlash by mainstream shoppers. Adding in-language copy to product packaging is one way that brands can strengthen their emotional connection to ethnic customers. However, many companies hesitate in doing so for

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Jeans: What’s “Hispanic” About Them? – Part II

Product fit is another way to appeal to ethnic shoppers beyond language. Recently, I wrote about Hispanic initiatives needing to go beyond the translation of marketing messages and how a retailer might adapt its merchandising for jeans to appeal to

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Jeans: What’s “Hispanic” About Them? – Part I

Go beyond language to increase sales among ethnic shoppers. Many executives assume that the need for a Hispanic marketing program stems from a language barrier. Since US Hispanic growth is mostly due to births, they conclude, investments in Hispanic marketing

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Posted in Insights, Merchandising

Tailoring Mainstream Ads to Specific Segments

Here’s a good example on how to solve the paradox of presenting a brand consistently to all audiences while speaking to the unique needs of a new target audience. Vichy Laboratoires, a L’OrĂ©al company, advertised its Neovadiol GF anti-aging skin

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