It’s now vital to put the social currency of the most influential people in your target community to work for you. In a highly fragmented media and communication landscape, peers and peer leaders communicate in a uniquely authentic and therefore effective way. No matter if we call these people opinion leaders, elites, influentials, or influencers, they play a critical role in our public dialogue.
Audience intelligence separates the greats from the guessing. And there’s no room for guessing in the hyper-sensitive, potentially inflammatory worlds of issue-based advertising and cause and purpose-driven marketing. Your reputation is on the line, and so is the cause you’re advocating for, so you need to know your audience thoroughly and constantly.
To win the next election, you need to tap an underrepresented electorate brimming with unclaimed potential. And U.S. Hispanics make up the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc, over 34 million voters strong.
Marketers have dollar signs in their eyes for 2024. 53% of business leaders are increasing their digital marketing budgets. Ad revenue in the U.S. is expected to rise 4.3% in 2024. And if you include political ads, ad revenue increases all the way up to 8.1%, with issue-based ad spending at a double-digital increase compared to the last presidential election year.