Your Marketing Co. announces new Hispanic marketing program

Credit union firm helps deliver financial solutions to underserved communities

GREENVILLE, SC (July 13, 2020) — Credit unions seeking better outreach to the Latino community have a solution in Your Marketing Co., a Greenville-based full-service strategic planning, branding and marketing agency.

“Statistics show almost 30% of Latino households are underbanked, which leaves them vulnerable to predatory financial institutions like check cashers and payday lenders,” YMC CEO Bo McDonald said. “This represents a clear and urgent need, one that we want to help our clients address in their communities.”

McDonald added that an increasing number of its credit union clients are identifying local Hispanic communities as new growth markets that have historically been underserved by traditional financial institutions.

To support the YMC’s Hispanic marketing efforts, the company hired Christian Cuzme, who successfully drove the Hispanic marketing efforts at Lafayette Federal Credit Union in Maryland. In addition to his credit union marketing experience, Cuzme brings a personal passion educating credit union on the value behind targeting the Hispanic market and a demonstrated ability to collaboratively develop effective plans to engage this community.

YMC’s research into the Latino market demonstrated significant community benefits as individual families became more financially secure. For example, just one year after credit union focused on serving North Carolina’s growing Hispanic population opened, Charlotte police reported that armed robberies against Hispanics dropped 22.6% locally. Similarly, two years after the credit union opened a branch in Durham, 163 fewer total robberies per year were reported. Seeing that empowering underserved individuals can improve entire communities, the YMC team was motivated to take action.

Serving the Hispanic population is far more than simply translating existing collateral into bilingual campaigns. YMC’s Cuzme and team will help participating credit unions understand the nuances of Hispanic-American culture, learn authentic ways to build trust, and identify unique needs to determine the right combination of products and services to market.

YMC is looking for three new clients to test our program in 2020. These clients will be staggered throughout the year to ensure sufficient planning and a thorough onboarding process. If your credit union is interested in beginning or enhancing your Hispanic marketing efforts, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

About Your Marketing Co.

Your Marketing Co., is a full-service strategic planning, branding and marketing firm serving credit unions that are not content with the status quo. Since 2008, YMC has helped dozens of credit unions grow their potential through strategy, execution and accountability. And we give a damn!


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