Captura Group

Special Report: Hispanic Marketing
May 1, 2007

More than 41 million Hispanics call the United States home, and a little more than half of these consumers go online. Despite the clear opportunity in marketing to Hispanics online, only about $150 million of the $16 billion total online advertising spend is dedicated to targeting Latinos, says Lee Vann, founder of Captura Group. This is surprising, considering research from Yahoo! Telemundo and Experian Simmons Research shows two-thirds of online Hispanics have been using online channels for more than five years. William Fleming, CEO, MotionPoint, agrees that online marketing has lagged behind its offline counterparts in service to Hispanics. “People are used to walking into

Baby Steps to a Hispanic-friendly Site
April 18, 2007

Joint research from Yahoo! Telemundo and Experian Simmons Research indicates that the Spanish-speaking Hispanic population in the United States is highly underserved when it comes to online information and shopping opportunities. Because most sites are presented only in English, this group consumes about two-thirds of online content in its non-native language—and notes that it would visit more and buy more products from online marketers who offered Spanish-language sites. Obviously, a big opportunity exists for marketers who develop Spanish-language Web sites. But if you’re not ready to commit to a Spanish-language site just yet, you’re not entirely out of the running. One easy step marketers can