Performers at the US White House celebration of Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2007 - Image Courtesy of Official Whitehouse Photographer
The Biggest Mistake You Can Make About Hispanic Marketing & Cinco de Mayo

Performers at the US White House celebration of Cinco de Mayo May 4, 2007 - Image Courtesy of Official Whitehouse Photographer

Cinco de Mayo is around the corner, and some brands are leveraging the holiday to roll out special promotions and discounts. (For example, Tyson Foods, Tabasco brand and Jose Cuervo’s nonalcoholic margarita mix have teamed up on a “Fiesta of Flavor” retail savings promotion.)

While I love the idea of engaging consumers around special events like holidays (and this Fiesta of Flavor campaigns seems like an innovative, multi-channel winner), I also want to add a few words of caution. If you’re a brand that wants to be more relevant to Hispanics (and you should be), it’s time to start thinking beyond Cinco de Mayo alone. These days, Hispanic marketing campaigns need to be comprehensive, consistent and year-round.

Read the entire article at Forbes.