Senior Vice President, Automotive, Strategy & Insights Group
Focus Areas: This Hispanic Auto Consumer at the National, Regional and Local Level
Previous Speaking Engagements: National Automobile Dealers Association (N.A.D.A.), National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), Polk Multicultural Marketing Seminars, Thought Leadership Summit (TLS), General Motor’s North American Operations (NAO) Board, Chrysler Multicultural Marketing Seminars, American International Auto Dealers Association (AIADA), Automotive Leadership Roundtable
Sara Hasson is Senior Vice President, Automotive, in Univision’s Strategy & Insights Group, a dedicated consulting team of veterans from media, marketing and agency backgrounds who help marketers develop and execute their strategies to drive sales with Hispanics. A cornerstone of their approach is helping companies evolve from treating Hispanic as a niche, to deploying a “total market strategy,” where Hispanic is integrated into all phases of the business planning process.
Since joining Univision, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, in 1999, Sara has worked exclusively with national and regional automotive clients and agency personnel providing research, market and consumer insights and creating marketing solutions to drive sales.
Mrs. Hasson has partnered with auto manufacturers and R.L. Polk to customize Hispanic marketing sessions for industry executives, regions, dealers and agencies that build the business case for the Hispanic consumer utilizing demographic trends, consumer insights, category analysis, competitive benchmarking, and industry best practices. In addition, she has led many high profile automotive projects including custom R.L. Polk research, Hispanic consumer focus groups on the new vehicle purchase process, and NADA Annual Convention workshops “Accelerating Your Sales Growth: The Hispanic Market Opportunity” and “Driving Your Hispanic Sales: A Dealer’s Best Practices Toolkit.”
Prior to Univision, Mrs. Hasson worked for 14 years in automotive advertising account management on national, regional and local levels in U.S. General and Hispanic markets and Latin America.
A native of Wisconsin, Mrs. Hasson speaks fluent Spanish and is designated by the community as an honorary Latina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She and her husband Joe live in Torrance, CA with their bilingual children, Reed and Nicolena.