This article discusses the use of cultural elements in advertising aimed at minority segments. While the evidence suggests that this sort of advertising can help marketers get their message across, it also appears that either misuse or overuse can negatively affect consumers' perceptions of brands.
Viewpoint: Use and Abuse of Cultural Elements in Multicultural Advertising
David BurgosMillward Brown
The use of cultural elements in advertising targeted to minority segments can help get the message through - but it certainly does not guarantee success....