About the Conference / Lecture
The campaign included the following marketing communications tactics based on project goals, social media, collateral design/development, community meetings and events, website design/development, product design/development, and Public Relations. Scope of work, research and budget contributed to the customized strategy that was designed, developed and executed for this project. See enclosed visual and printed presentation.
The Kansas City Museum and National Trust for Historic Preservation had interest in creating a communications campaign that would help further their research of the diverse cross-section of Latinos in the following categories: Spanish-speaking, only; Latino Spanish-speaking, only with limited English comprehension; Spanish-speaking/ Bilingual, Spanish preferred with English comprehension; Spanish-speaking/Bilingual (Spanish and/or English, preferred); and Non-Spanish speaking/English-speaking only communities in Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. The Latino communities ranged from Latino newcomer to Latino third-generation and beyond demographic groups, which included a diverse mix of assimilated and acculturated cultural groups. spyn custom-designed a digital marketing bi-state campaign that sent a call-to-action throughout the diverse Latino communities throughout the region, inviting them to the table for a “Kansas City Conversation.” The project had one overarching goal: to understand how an ethnic group made up of varying backgrounds, experiences and cultures (…within a culture) felt about preserving their communities. To being the conversation, the client wanted to know the cohorts to explain what the word “community” meant to them and how they wanted the be involved.
Based on the client’s research goals and spyn’s involvement and experience in Greater Kansas City’s Latino landscape, spyn was recruited to plan and execute a research-driven multicultural/grassroots communications campaign. spyn’s strategic tactical approach was to target the projects cohorts through a creative visual communications strategy that could speak universally to the entire cross-section of cohorts whether they ranged from Spanish-speaking, only to Non-Spanish speaking/English-speaking only, assimilated or acculturated. The method chosen combined a micro-site for registration, a printed collateral system and an electronic communication, utilizing e-mail and Internet marketing. There was more than an 80 percent response from the targeted cohort group through the email marketing and web registration efforts.
After the success of the Kansas City Conversacion project, the Nuestra Herancia America project was quickly developed, and spyn was brought on board. The project’s message was to promote the research and lecture series of Danial Serda, PhD. and Gene Chavez, EdD. The lecture series topic celebrated the American heritage and the history of Mexicans in Kansas City, Kansas through research data and demographics, historical photography and raw video interviews. spyn’s renewed strategic approach was to create a digital communications piece that would resonate throughout the Greater Kansas City, dovetailing off the success of the project’s first-phase approach and success through email marketing and a three-page micro-site. The success led to the Nuestra Herancia council and a Latino artifact collection initiative for the Kansas City Museum. spyn introduced Ed Reyes, editor of Dos Mundos, a local bilingual weekly community newspaper, to the project leaders, which led to the development of a mid-america Latino archive, as Mr. Reyes donated 30 years of Dos Mundos newspapers and photography to the Kansas City Museum and National Trust for Historic Preservation’s for the Nuestra Herancia initiative.