Culture defines and shapes consumers, implicitly and explicitly affecting the way we interact with organizations, products and brands. CultureBeat®, C+R Research’s multicultural research division, helps brands understand how different cultures, ethnicities and lifestyles – and the dynamics that intertwine them – influence their consumers. Our team focuses on getting to the core of what drives consumers’ interactions with your brands to help you form long-lasting connections with them.
Our CultureBeat® team is comprised of a group of researchers from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds who bring years of experience and cultural relevance. And our Hispanic research consultancy, LatinoEyes®, brings additional experience and deep understanding of both U.S. and Latino cultures. Our insights are driven by our passion to uncover how culture influences consumers/shoppers and the decisions they make. We leverage our company’s agility to develop the best research approaches, utilizing both traditional and emerging methods.
For Black History Month C+R’s CultureBeat division will feature a 3-part video series, Consumer Connections: Changing the Black Narrative. These weekly episodes will highlight conversations curated from a panel of Black consumers around important topics such as Black excellence and joy, brands that resonate with the Black community, what it means to be an ally, Black-owned businesses, and more. And, beyond February, we’ll cover other important topics such as mental health, hair and beauty and more.
The growing desire from companies and brands to understand multiculturalism and to deeply understand the identities of diverse populations can only be met with a thorough understanding of all cultures, including the LGBTQ+ community.
C+R Research and its CultureBeat® team firmly believes that to make a sincere and strong connection with the LGBTQ+ community, a commitment to invest in thoroughly understanding their specific needs as individuals and consumers is paramount. That is why we support our clients through our research expertise by building foundational and strategic insights through the lens of the LGBTQ+ community. From foundational insights to strategic custom research, we provide brands with the knowledge they need to connect with the LGBTQ+ cohort and help them to understand the intricacies of their motivations, drivers, and challenges. Our goal is to is to shed light on the LGBTQ+ community by sharing curated insights and POVs through our blogs and CultureBeat Pulse e-zine.
During Hispanic Heritage Month last year, we developed an eBook, The Importance of Including the Multicultural Voice in Your Insights + Marketing Strategy Programs – a primer on this topic as well as ways to acquire knowledge about multicultural consumers. And in 2022, our CultureBeat experts created an eBook focused on one specific multicultural cohort, the Black/African American community. This eBook, More Than Meets the Eye: The Many Shades of Black Identity, shows that the Black community isn’t monolithic; it’s immensely diverse. Please make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter!
Our Expert Speakers
Anna Rossi, Senior Research Analyst, C+R Research
Ana Villodres, Senior Qualitative Director, C+R Research
Shaili Bhatt, Senior Research Director, C+R Research
Jorge Martínez-Bonilla, Senior Vice President & Partner, C+R Research, CultureBeat & LatinoEyes
Laura Westraad, C+R Research, Qualitative Research Director
Ashleigh Williams, Senior Research Director, C+R Research
Black Twitter: More Than Black Activism.
More Than the Struggle: Black/African American Consumers + The Luxurious Life
Marketers Should Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Year-Round
English? Si por favor. Espanol? That too
Authentic Multicultural Representation On Television
Multicultural and Hispanic Marketing: A Marathon Not a Sprint
A Lesson for Brands in Empathy Building
A Better Way to Communicate with the LGBTQ Community
Read our News:
Multigenerational Households: Learn Why Brands Should Care in C+R’s Emerge Smarter Newsletter
Our POV “Investing in Multiculturalism and Diversity: Still Not Enough” as featured in Outlook for Multicultural Marketing and Diversity in 2023 – Your Multicultural Marketing News January 2023 Newsletter
Our POV “Making Multicultural the Mainstream” as featured in Outlook for Multicultural Marketing and Diversity in 2023 – Your Multicultural Marketing News December 2022 Newsletter and Outlook for Multicultural Marketing and Diversity in 2023 – Your Multicultural Marketing News January 2023 Newsletter
C+R Research Newsletter | Micro Communities Provide Deep Multicultural Audience Insights
C+R Research Newsletter | Multicultural Insights: A Marathon, Not a Sprint
Ashleigh Williams, Shaili Bhatt, Anna Rossi and Ana Villodres featured in 2022 Multicultural Marketing News – Women’s History Month Profiles
Ashleigh Williams and Brenda Hurley featured in 2021 Multicultural Marketing News – Women’s History Month Profiles
Our POV “Multicultural Research: A Marathon, Not a Sprint” as featured in Outlook for Multicultural Marketing and Diversity in 2022 – Your Multicultural Marketing News December 2021 Newsletter
Emerge Smarter Newsletter | Learn About How CultureBeat Approaches Multicultural Research
Get In Tune With Your Multicultural Consumer with CultureBeat Pulse – Issue 6 Now Available!
Keep the PULSE on what’s relevant to today’s multicultural consumers!
Our POVs “Logitech’s Queer Ad Defies Tradition,” “Humor + Inclusion + Michael B. Jordan – Showing the Lighter Side to the Black Experience” and “Super Bowl Ads: Still Not Enough Multiculturalism (and for many, still missing the Goalpost)” as featured in Super Bowl LV Ads Analysis: A Multicultural Perspective (Multicultural Marketing News) #2
“Amplifying the Voice of the Black Consumer: How Brands Can Help Eliminate Racial Inequality” Webinar Feb 18th 12 CST
What’s on the minds of Black consumers? Find out in C+R Research’s next live panel on August 20!
Connect with African American Consumers During C+R Research’s Live Consumer Panel on Thurs June 18th
CultureBeat® PULSE Newsletter from C+R Research: Multiculturals and COVID-19
Live Consumer Panel Webinar: The COVID-19 Chronicles – The Multicultural Consumer | Thurs, April 16, 12:00 pm CT
Our POV “With Few Exceptions, Super Bowl Advertisers Miss the Multiculturalism Goalpost” as featured in Multicultural Marketing News – Super Bowl LIV Ads Analysis: A Multicultural Perspective
Our POV “Budweiser’s Well-intended Beer-Goggled “Typical American” Ad Hits a Nerve” as featured in Multicultural Marketing News – Super Bowl LIV Ads Analysis: A Multicultural Perspective
Our POV “NFL Appeals to Largest Growing Minority Fan Base with All-Latin Musical Experience for the First Time in its History” as featured in Super Bowl LIV Ads Analysis: A Multicultural Perspective from C+R Research Experts
Our POV “This Close to Being Truly Inclusive” as featured in Super Bowl LIV Ads Analysis: A Multicultural Perspective from C+R Research Experts
Our POV “Lead with Multiculturals in 2020” as featured in Outlook for Multicultural Marketing and Diversity in 2020 – Your Multicultural Marketing News December 2019 Newsletter Issue 2
Shaili Bhatt, Senior Research Director, C+R Research Joins Multicultural Marketing Resources’ Speakers Showcase
Ashleigh Williams, Research Director, C+R Research Joins Multicultural Marketing Resources’ Speakers Showcase
In tune with your multicultural consumer? Read the new issue of CultureBeat® PULSE e-zine From C+R Research
Save the Date: Emerge Smarter Webinar – Unraveling the Complexities of Cultural Identity – July 25
Learn How to Navigate the Multicultural Consumer Landscape: Newsletter from C+R Research
The Multicultural Landscape: Your Brand…Your Impact…It Matters
Introducing Our New Multicultural e-Periodical, CultureBeat Pulse
In the News:
Jorge Martínez-Bonilla, Senior Vice President and Partner, C + R Research quoted in “Skin cancer is a risk for all skin tones, but may be overlooked in people with dark skin,” theGrio, August 3, 2022
Ashleigh Williams, Senior Research Director, C+R Research quoted in “Working From Home Dispersed Tech Workforces But It Did Little To Increase Diversity,” The Plug, April 27, 2021
Jorge Martínez, Vice President and Ashleigh Williams, Research Director, C+R Research quoted in “Will 2020’s racial reckoning lead to progress on marketing’s long-standing representation problems?” Brooke Henderson, Fortune Magazine, October 06, 2020
Ashleigh Williams, Research Director, C+R Research quoted in “Black-owned food businesses see a surge in publicity and customers—and hope that investors are next” Brooke Henderson, Fortune Magazine, August 9, 2020