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2022 in Review: How My Code Redefined the Multicultural Marketing Landscape


By Parker Morse, CEO of My Code 2022 brought many new beginnings and chapters to our company’s history and I am incredibly proud of our team and their continued dedication to elevating what multicultural marketing means in the world today. When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2022, there was only H Code: the company I founded in 2015 to forge authentic connections between brands and Hispanic consumers. Ten days later, we formally announced the launch of My Code to bring together a traditionally fragmented media market and simplify the complexities of the multicultural marketing landscape. By June, we’d…

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Now Is the Time to Answer the Call for Diversity in Marketing


Over the past decade, the racial and ethnic landscape of the United States has transformed into one that’s more diverse than ever before. An August 2021 report released by the U.S. Census Bureau found the country is more racially and ethnically diverse compared to 2010. In 2010, the White alone non-Hispanic population made up 63.7% of the U.S. population. In 2020, that number dropped to 57.8%. Nearly half of the population today consists of minority groups. By 2045, it’s projected the country will become “minority White,” according to The Brookings Institution. Now more than ever, advertisers and brands must create…

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Analyzing Holiday Shopping Trends Among Multicultural Consumers


The holiday shopping season is one of the busiest times of the year for brands and retailers. When crafting a strategy to reach bigger audiences and drive sales, marketers need to understand that not all consumers are the same. Brands need to keep multicultural perspectives and cultural approaches regarding holiday shopping in mind to convert consumers across broader demographics into purchasers. For the past two years, My Code’s Intelligence Center has analyzed the behavior and purchase intentions of diverse holiday shoppers so that brands can effectively reach these segments. Early Shopping Trends According to Intelligence Center’s annual Holiday Gift Shopping…

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The Power of Values-Driven Marketing to Black Consumers


When marketing to Black consumers, it is important to prioritize authentic brand experiences and steer clear from transactional ones. Successful brands build and nurture customer loyalty by developing insights-driven media campaigns and fostering sponsorships that express their shared values to current or prospective customers.  But after several challenging years of a global pandemic, socioeconomic shocks and social justice events including the protests surrounding the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, have audience values shifted? What must brands do to win the hearts of most Black consumers? To help marketers create deeper and more rewarding connections with Black consumers, we’re…

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How Diverse Teams Lead to Better Marketing Practices


How Diverse Teams Lead to Better Marketing Practices Building a diverse workforce is essential to establish a brand that employees want to be a part of and consumers want to support. Companies with an inclusive culture have a wider range of perspectives and ideas to engage a greater number of audiences. However, most organizations aren’t currently meeting this goal. According to Intelligence Center’s Multicultural Consumer Fact Pack, only 4-in-10 multicultural adults feel companies and brands understand them very well, on average. Developing long-term inclusivity in your company’s early stages can create a solid foundation that will bring significant benefits to…

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Bringing Smart Health Wellness Tech to Multicultural Consumers

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The smart health and wellness tech sectors were already on the rise before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, brands have seen a surge in purchases for products and services like telehealth and wearable monitoring devices. With demand increasing for digital-first health experiences, tech brands have the opportunity to engage more consumers than ever before. Below, we share several ways marketers can improve their advertising strategies to reach underserved multicultural consumers in the evolving healthcare landscape.  Multicultural Americans Are More Focused On Their Health Than the Average American Intelligence Center’s Health and Wellness Tech Report found…

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How to Plan a Strategy for Multicultural Buyers This Holiday Season


Intelligence Center’s 2022 Holiday Retail Shopping Study reveals that just under 9-in-10 multicultural consumers plan on shopping at all this year, which is significantly lower than 2021. With many citing money as the reason why they will not partake in holiday gift-giving in 2022, it is clear that marketers must make every multicultural consumer interaction count in the coming months.  Advertisers must seek ways to stand out and resonate more authentically with diverse audiences. Old-fashioned campaigns with one-size-fits-all creative and messaging strategies should be seen as a thing of the past, and marketing plans must strive for greater cultural representation…

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4 Ways to Build a Diverse Marketing Strategy


The United States is a multiracial, multicultural country, and the advertising industry needs to reflect these changing demographics. Media platforms like My Code help brands express authentic diversity through insights, cultural understanding, and creativity to improve their advertising strategy. Consider four takeaways on achieving a genuine representation of diversity in marketing.  1. Talk to and about specific cultural groups and avoid generalizations  Nothing can alienate a multicultural audience more than ignoring cultural specificity. When designing a marketing or communication strategy, using umbrella terms such as Hispanic, Latino, Asian or Black can sometimes lead to harmful stereotypes and generalizations. For example,…

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Engaging HBCUs: How to Think About Your Next Campaign Strategy


In 2020, due to the spark ignited by the senseless slayings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we saw global movement towards causes focusing on Black America. One of the main staples in that call-to-action: more support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Madison Avenue paid attention and seized the opportunity to show their allegiance to the community. At the very least, brands were aware that HBCUs were and have always been one of the pillars of Black culture and that engaging with this target audience could tap into 1.6 trillion dollars of Black spending power.  HBCUs = The…

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