Brands use beats to capture the attention of a far-reaching cultural group
Implications - Marketers have long understood the importance of using targeted brand messages to appeal to subcultures. Most of the time, differing demographic variables come into play—age, gender, geography and more. However, one cultural group has risen as a major advertising theme that appeals across demographics and geography: hip-hop. Hip-hop-themed advertising and innovations are allowing today’s marketers to capture the attention of the poor and rich, male and female and markets spanning international borders.