The Dark Side Of Cutting Hispanic Media Allocation

As Obi-Wan Kenobi said, “It takes strength to resist the dark side. Only the weak embrace it.” Here is why… Companies cutting Hispanic dedicated media allocation, defined as advertising buys in any Hispanic-dedicated media channel regardless of language whether Spanish, Bilingual or English, while increasing allocation to English media (Non-Hispanic-centric), tend to suffer a reduction in their sales growth. In fact, the reduction of the growth is sometimes so large that it could wipe out the average growth of the category as is the case in the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail category. The Cost of the Dark Side: Across CPG-Retail, Auto and Financial-Insurance Services categories: AHAA’s study demonstrated that a five point cutback in Hispanic media allocation yields a reduction in Total Market revenue growth rate of minus 1.8% per year.

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