Spotlight: Amber Gracia, Principal of Cinco Media Communications

Amber Gracia, Principal of Cinco

Amber Gracia, Principal of Cinco

In my recent academic research into Hispanic marketing, I have concluded that the basic marketing principles used in communicating with consumers apply to any market, including the Hispanic market.  If marketing communication in the general market are continually perfected to convey clear expressions and to match the emergent images in American culture, the same approach can and should be used to target Hispanics. From there, a deep study into Hispanic culture will boost the communication behind your intended target market.

A recent and successful research interview from a professional marketing agency on the subject of cultural and historical research in Hispanic marketing has proven that the process of knowing consumer behavior first is vital for building the cultural message around it.  Amber Gracia, Principal of Cinco, does market analysis for her clients who wish to enter the Hispanic market as well as other cultural markets.  She explains that “people are people and to correctly segment the market, there has to be an understanding that not all consumers are created equal and that research is definitely a sophisticated process, it’s all about asking the right questions.” Amber points out that for any marketer or advertiser who begins a campaign they have to study the consumers as human beings first, then study their cultural levels, and finally study the country of origin.

With this business mindset on all of her campaigns, Cinco successfully assisted their clients in crossing over to the Hispanic market and other cultural markets. Amber recommends that to become more effective in building campaigns for clients, you should definitely study the market multiculturally. Amber not only offers assistance in Hispanic marketing, but also other cultural markets such as Asian and African American markets. During the interview, I asked her what references or sources that I can use to further my studies. “I highly recommend you read Multicultural Intelligence by David R. Morse” said Amber. “In today’s market, your experience in a multicultural market will prove invaluable to clients and this book will help you get the knowledge you need to get going.”

I really appreciate Amber in taking the time in helping me with my research project and if you’re looking into having your business cross over to the Hispanic market or any other market, Cinco can definitely help you out.

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I 'mFrankie De Sotoand I was born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I graduated at the top of my class from the University of North Texas with a BA in Art and 2 minors in Marketing and Radio, Television, and Film. I have been doing graphic design for the past couple of years creating graphics for advertising, signs, brochures , and flyers but I decided to return to school to expand my knowledge into more new media applications such as web design, human /computer interaction, Flash animation and marketing communications. I graduated with an MFA in Arts & Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. My current studies are focusing on social media and marketing communications which in part encouraged me to begin this blog as well as my love for Hispanic culture and online media practices.
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3 Responses to "Spotlight: Amber Gracia, Principal of Cinco Media Communications"

  1. Jose Huitron says:

    You make an excellent point about the blending lines of the general market and the Hispanic market. As America becomes more and more diverse…the general market will and continue to be a dynamic cultural landscape.

  2. Frankie De Soto says:

    Thanks Jose. Deep research definitely needs to be the main focus in today’s multicultural environment and especially with the younger generation who have grown up with both their parent’s and grandparent’s culture and American culture. There are ways to bridge the gap if it’s done successfully.

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