Brands need to focus more on programmatic for Hispanic viewers

By Jim O'Neill on Aug 08 2016 at 7:00 AM

Programmatic ad tech is booming in most of the digital media world, helping brands expand their reach economically by automating the buying and selling o ads, and with less waste as it can help them focus their spending. But, programmatic adoption has lagged among Hispanic media.

A story in Media Life Magazine points out that while brands are trying to reach one of the fastest growing demographic segments, one that is a heavy user of digital media, there are concerns that language presents a barrier to buyers.

“Some of the biggest brands, like Anheuser-Busch and State Farm, are trying to only reach U.S. Hispanics digitally through programmatic,” Parker Morse, CEO at Hispanic digital agency H Code Media told the magazine. “Growth has slowed down, though, as a result of the difficulty to reach U.S. Hispanics at scale, digitally. The limited Spanish-language content that exists and the bilingual nature of the audience limits the scale digital buyers have.”

And, Morse said, it’s especially difficult to target Hispanics who consume English-language content online.

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