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After USMCA: Is Now Is a Good Time to Expand into Mexico? The Pro’s and Con’s of Doing Business in Mexico

The political debate over immigration and “the wall” continue. Yet, underneath the partisan bickering, stereotypes and fear, I find it important to reflect on how this may (or may not) impact our perception of doing business with our neighbor, Mexico. As a...

Coke Opens Happiness via Educational Promotion

This article originally appeared on MediaPost. This fall, Coca-Cola launched an educational marketing initiative with the goal of helping Hispanics fulfill their dream of learning English. This is an important customer base as Hispanics represent one quarter of Coke’s...

Multicultural, Global and Mobile: Western Union

This article originally appeared on MediaPost. “Multicultural marketing is at the core of Western Union’s business,” said Gail Galuppo, EVP and CMO of Western Union at the ANA’s Multicultural conference recently.  She shared with the attendees how Western Union...

How should marketers use social media? Learn from Ford

Scott Monty gave an insightful keynote presentation at the OMMA conference last week about how Ford uses social media to listen and respond to its customers.  Check out his presentation below and their Fiesta Movement social media site where 100 "agents" document...

$40 Billion In Cross-Border Latino Retail Sales

This article originally appeared on MediaPost and is an early preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. How much do Mexicans spend annually on trips into the U.S.? Forty billion dollars annually,...

Border Control? Reaching Spanish Speakers on the Internet

With computer prices falling, Internet users skyrocketing and no borders on the Internet, how can marketers turn their international Spanish-language web site visitors into revenues? That is the question that Juan Tornoe and I will answer in our panel discussion at...

Spanish-Preferring Hispanics Flood Facebook

Interesting news in Acento's email newsletter today from Steve Roth, their director of business development. Back in February 2008, Facebook tapped its own user base to translate the social network's interface into Spanish. That project is a great case study on how to...

Best Buy Grows Their Spanish-Language Customer Base

Christine Webster-Moore, the VP of Business Initiatives at Best Buy, recently outlined three goals for how Best Buy wants to increase their sales among Hispanics and Latin Americans at the Hispanic Retail 360 conference: 1) We need to be more fluid in how we invite...

Razorfish Grows in Latin America

Joe Crump, Group VP of Strategy and Planning at Razorfish, recently spoke at the IAB Mexico’s annual conference about his agency’s plans to expand into Latin America.  He shared a few digital success stories that can be brought to Latin America, most notably Obama’s...

How to Grow Your e-commerce Business with U.S. Hispanics

This article originally appeared on MediaPost and is an early preview of Latino Link: Building brands online with Hispanic communities and content from Paramount Books. How can you grow e-commerce by targeting the 25 million Hispanics online? Let's look at a case...

New Ways to Reach Latin Americans Online

Recently, I had the opportunity to lead a panel at Portada's Latin Americal Pan-Regional Advertising Summit about new ways of reaching Latin Americans online. My fellow panelists Alex Banks of ComScore, Igal Rubinstein of S.com.mx, Vinicius Losacco of Warner Bros....

Pros and Cons of Pan-Regional Advertising in Latam

Franklin Vargas, Director Latin American Marketing at Genius presented the pros and cons of the Panregional Media Buy from the perspective of a large IT company at Portada's Panregional Advertising Summit in Miami. See his slide here that summarizes his conclusions....

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