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Lee Vann

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Founder and CEO of Captura Group

Articles by Lee All articles by Lee

  • CPG Brands Should Start E-Commerce With U.S. Hispanics in Engage:Hispanics on 03/12/2015

    Despite clear consumer preferences and major digital disruption in other industries, well-established CPG companies have been slow to embrace e-commerce. Technology innovations that make online CPG shopping convenient and viable, such as Amazon Fresh and Prime Pantry, Peapod and Instacart, are emerging to meet digital consumer demand. The CPG industry is fast approaching a digital tipping point that represents a huge opportunity for early movers and a real threat for those that do not move.

  • Using Content Marketing To Connect With Latina Moms in Engage:Hispanics on 02/12/2015

    With all the buzz surrounding Millennials, marketers should keep their eye on Latina moms. This influential demographic controls the majority of Hispanic purchasing power, is growing in numbers, and is looking for content that is tailored to them.

  • Facebook Courts Multicultural TV Advertisers in Engage:Hispanics on 01/08/2015

    Back in October, I had the pleasure of attending Facebook's first-ever multicultural learning session in New York. The event was attended by 200+ of the who's who of U.S. Hispanic and multicultural marketing, publishing, and media, and in my mind marked a pivotal turning point in the U.S. Hispanic and multicultural media landscape.

  • Hispanic Online Marketing: 2014 In Review in Engage:Hispanics on 12/11/2014

    As we approach the end of 2014, it is always a good time to reflect on what transpired through the year, analyze what happened, and apply that analysis to the future. Overall, it was a great year for Hispanic online marketing; more research substantiated the importance of the Hispanic digital consumer, powerhouse digital companies made significant investments in the space, and the World Cup proved that Hispanic online consumers will engage with digital content that engages them.

  • 5 Predictions For Hispanic Online Marketing In 2015 in Engage:Hispanics on 11/13/2014

    This time of year is particularly exciting for me as I get to work on my true passion: developing Hispanic digital strategies for our clients. As we wrap up 2015 planning, five key themes have emerged that I expect to come to life in the Hispanic online market next year.

  • Why English AND Spanish Are The Official Languages Of The Internet For Hispanics in Engage:Hispanics on 10/09/2014

    The debate rages on. As marketers think about how to execute Total Market digitally, they often ask themselves which language is best to reach online Hispanics. The previous post on this blog argues that "English is the official language of the Web, even for Spanish-dominant Hispanics."

  • Apple Banking On The IPhone 6 To Be A Plus with U.S. Hispanics in Engage:Hispanics on 09/11/2014

    In true Apple fashion, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced to much fanfare on Tuesday. The latest iPhones are not only larger, but packed with features that put the new offering from Apple on par with the latest smartphones on the market.

  • Marketers Are Still Not Investing Enough In Digital Media in Engage:Hispanics on 08/14/2014

    Every year around this time I am excited to analyze the Advertising Age Hispanic Fact Pack from a digital perspective. Every year I am optimistic that marketers will finally realize that U.S. Hispanics spend most of their time consuming digital media and allocate their marketing budgets accordingly.

  • The World Cup, A Total Market Opportunity in Engage:Hispanics on 06/12/2014

    Three things are clear. Total market has dominated the multicultural marketing dialogue this year; no one can agree on exactly what total market is and whether it's the right approach; and the 2014 World Cup starts today.

  • What We Can Learn From The Failures Of NBC Latino And CNN Latino in Engage:Hispanics on 05/08/2014

    Earlier this year, we saw the closure of two major efforts by the mainstream media to connect with Hispanics in the U.S.

Comments by Lee All comments by Lee

  • What Every Marketer Should Know About Latino Influencer Platforms by Arturo Nava (Engage:Hispanics on 01/29/2015)

    Arturo- Great piece, thank you for referencing my previous post. Like anything else, influencers can be powerful and support brand objectives when the execution is authentic, real and transparent.

  • Hispanic Online Marketing: 2014 In Review by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 12/11/2014)

    Hi James- I am the author of this piece, please feel free to reach out. Lee

  • Why Spanish Will Always Be Critical For Reaching This Demographic Online by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 06/13/2013)

    Jose- Thanks for the comment, I too appreciate the spirited debate. The published data that I cited makes the argument very clearly that Spanish remains critical for Hispanics both online and offline. Although I have not seen the research you cited in your original post I have seen data that indicates that Hispanics, regardless of language preference, cite that they use the Internet primarily in English. The key question to ask is why? In my experience, the answer is because there is relatively little out there online in Spanish and what is out there is not up to snuff. This in turn has created low expectations among some Hispanics and trained them to bypass Spanish sites, even if they prefer Spanish. We have seen first-hand that this lack of Spanish content online and low expectations has created a wonderful opportunity for marketers and for our industry to emphasize Spanish by creating high-quality Spanish language digital experiences. The data clearly shows that the Spanish language is and will remain a cornerstone for Hispanics and I recommend marketers celebrate and embrace Spanish not de-emphasize it.

  • How Digital Is Changing This Market by Jose Villa (Engage:Hispanics on 06/06/2013)

    Jose, thank for the post, I think that Luis has a point in that Hispanics, regardless of language preference consume digital content in English because there is little out there in Spanish, my counter post can be found here:

  • Foreign-Born Hold The Key To This Market by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 03/14/2013)

    Thanks Anita, I am glad you liked it.

  • 5 Reasons For Using Spanish To Reach Hispanics Online by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 06/09/2011)

    Tim- We posted a graph that breaks down the demographics we cited into English, Bilingual and Spanish preferring. You will see that as a group, or individually, Spanish preferring and bilingual online Hispanics are younger, more affluent and as/more likely to have children. Sebastian - Thanks for your comment, I think that marketers looking to reach all online Hispanics should invest in Spanish and also inject Hispanic cultural cues into their English/General market campaigns. Lee

  • 5 Reasons For Using Spanish To Reach Hispanics Online by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 06/09/2011)

    Jose- Thanks for the comment, much appreciated. I hear your point on competition and am certainly happy the marketers are allocating more towards Hispanic online. That said, I still think that relative to the general market, there is less competition in the Hispanic online market. Lee

  • What's Next In Social Media? by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 05/12/2011)

    Hola Samantha and Kent- Univision does have a community but I did not include it here as Univision is not a pure play social media company. That said, according to the same source, Univision had 3.4 million Hispanic visitors in April 2011. I have not seen the overlap data that you are asking about Samantha, if I come across it I will let you know. Lee

  • Agency Pulls A JLo by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 03/10/2011)

    Harold and Maricela- Thanks for you comments, onward and upward! Lee

  • Groupon Latino? by Lee Vann (Engage:Hispanics on 12/09/2010)

    Grace- Did you happen to see the point I made about how the big online players reach Hispanics?

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