When it comes to online marketing, websites seem to predominantly target their Caucasian audience when creating their advertisements. However, the number of Hispanic shoppers grows exponentially with each year that passes. It’s about time more companies not only acknowledge their Hispanic customers, but cater to their needs. This means business owners have to work to make their websites more inclusive and user friendly than ever before. There is more to this, though, than many owners realize. For example, while offering Spanish as a language option is a great first step, it is not the only possible path.
When trying to draw in this crowd, cater to their specific wants, needs, and lifestyles. Their preferences may be different from the crowd that you are used to, but working to include their desires will go a long way. It will bring in more customers, keep more that may otherwise leave for a more inclusive site, and give you an edge over competitors in the market if they do not offer the same concepts. For example, the majority of your Hispanic market is highly culturally based. Depending on the generation of the specific person, they may feel more or less connected to their history and heritage. They may be caught somewhere in between.
Providing culturally sensitive advertisements that can transcend the generations is key. Each generation has different sensitivities, material they find humorous, and ability to understand. For example, a third generation Hispanic may have to interpret for a first generation. Catering to each level is key. This includes many aspects of your online marketing campaign. It has an effect on where you advertise and how. Videos and memes may appeal to younger audiences while less humor-driven and more straightforward advertisements may appeal more to older audiences.
More than 50% of Hispanic Millennials, when surveyed, revealed that they notice and appreciate advertisements that specifically target their group. However, they will not be as receptive to advertisements that stereotype or potentially diminish the Hispanic experience.
It is crucial that you create these Hispanic-targeted advertisements with the true Hispanic experience in mind. It’s only logical! There is more to their culture than simply the language that they speak. Knowing this, you can create advertisements that draw off those customs and norms that they will be able to identify with. Identifying with the ad could lead to identification with the company and could bring you more clients.
Many Hispanics are moving away from television. This means that your online marketing campaign could be more successful for your business than other means, such as TV commercials. Short and humorous videos available on mobile devices over several platforms can ensure access to more audiences than ever. It gives you the ability to get to know your demographic better, as well. You can see the kind of websites where your advertisement is being viewed and can make changes as you learn more about the people viewing it. Relatable videos and photos are a surefire way to attract your targeted audience!
Whether you are trying to expand your business or simply trying to open doors to new audiences, including your Hispanic audience’s interests can go a long way. Being a relatable yet respectful company can increase your demographic. It also allows your customers to gladly keep returning for more. Keep your advertisements understandable for the range of abilities prominent in Hispanic culture and give your audience something to identify with and you’re sure to be happy with the results you see.
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