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How many US Hispanics on Facebook

A few years ago we provided an outlook as to how many Hispanics used Facebook. Now its important to discuss that the number of Hispanic Facebook users is on the rise, albeit not nearly as fast as for other social channels such as Instagram and Snapchat. It is also very important to note in which language you would want to launch your newly created Facebook page. Choosing between English, Spanish, or Bilingual is a key question when making a Facebook page to establish a business brand. So let’s review how many US Hispanics could potentially sign up as a fan on your brand’s Facebook Page.

How many Hispanics are English or Spanish Dominant?

In today’s environment there are 28.03 million US Hispanics on Facebook. Of that amount 31%, or 8.7 million Hispanics, prefer Spanish and would be encouraged to become a fan of a fan page providing Spanish content. A higher number, 12.4 million Hispanics favor English and are more likely to become a fan of a page that is providing stories and media in English. And last but not least, 25% of US Hispanics (7 million) are bilingual and consume content in either language.  The graph below sums it …

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Nativa’s Co-Founders to Speak at the 2014 Social Media Week Miami Conference

smw-miamiFor the first time in Nativa’s history, co-founders Eric Diaz and Natasha Pongonis will speak at the popular Social Media Week Miami Conference, which will be held September 22-26, 2014 in the iconic city of Miami, Florida.

According to Social Media Week Miami’s website, the conference “provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.”

This year, Eric’s session, The Untapped Opportunity With Hispanics and Social Media will focus on the struggles most brands are still experiencing and how businesses can best understand and capitalize on the fastest growing audience in the U.S.

Natasha will bring years of social media analytics and data measuring experience to her session, Social Analytics: The Key for Social ROI Success. Conference goers will learn how to leverage the wealth of social data now available through social media analytics tools to make better marketing and business decisions.

Natasha’s session starts at 4 pm on Thursday, September 25, and Eric’s at 3 pm on Friday, September 26.

Don’t miss this incredible conference. To register and get special pass deals for social Media Week Miami, please visit, www.socialmediaweek.org/miami/attend.

 

ABOUT NATIVA

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Case Study: Castrol Motor Oil (Hispanic Facebook Marketing Social Media Outreach)

Castrol knew the importance of soccer to their fans, and offered Ronaldo's biography on their Facebook page.

Castrol Motor Oil, knowing Hispanics affinity for soccer capitalized with a sponsorship of Christiano Ronaldo, one of the best  players in the game to bring awareness to their brand on all channels including Facebook and Twitter.

Brief

The Nativa team was assigned with the creation and management of a Castrol Motor Oil social media platform for Spanish speaking US Hispanics. Through surveys and point of sale data, we knew that Hispanics were interested in soccer as well as maintaining their existing vehicles for an extended period of time exceeding that of the general market. It was up to Nativa to strategize the best way to communicate with these potential fans and customers through social media.

Castrol Motor Oil, through Hispanic Facebook marketing was able to engage their fans with fun activities such as giving away soccer game tickets through their Facebook page.

Approach

Our team researched the optimal method to organically grow the Castrol social media platforms as a hub for US Hispanic soccer and car enthusiasts through Hispanic Facebook marketing. As Castrol is a sponsor of Major League Soccer (MLS), the US Men’s National Soccer Team and the Mexican Men’s National Soccer Team, we created and maintained a 60 …

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Case Study: CDC Social Media Outreach (Facebook en espanol)

The Nativa team was able to provide relevant Spanish language content to reach out to the Hispanic community and increase awareness of health issues as such as the flu as shown above.

Brief

The Nativa team was assigned with the task of creating a Spanish language Facebook (Facebook en español) and Twitter page for the Hispanic audience for the government entity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the CDC in this project was to increase online reach among Hispanics, foster engagement with this group, and to be known as a provider of credible, science-based health to all Hispanics in the US.

 

 

 

 

Through interactive quizzes on social media such as the “Health Super Stars” campaign shown above, the Nativa team helped the CDC increase online reach among Hispanics by fostering engagement with the Hispanic market.

Approach

We researched internally and worked closely with the CDC social media team to develop direct and clear messages in Spanish based on three pillars; health promotion, prevention, and safety. Our long term strategy included the development of a 12 month calendar of content for all Hispanic social media pages. This content calendar was largely supported by an …

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What is Online Listening?

What is Online Listening?

In this podcast we go into how online listening works. Basically online listening is a business intelligence software that listens to people’s conversations online about a specific brand, product, or company. Online listening tracks what people are saying by pulling keywords that are relevant to a brand from thousands of publicly posted sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, and a ton of other forums online.

What Are the Benefits of Online Listening?

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As a business owner or marketer you can listen to opinions, concerns, and preferences to get a feel for market trends. With this insight you can predict consumer behavior or change your marketing campaign according to what the data tells you. Online listening can give your business an advantage over your competitors by giving you data to predict trends, create more effective marketing campaigns, and find online influencers in your industry. See how online listening has benefited such companies as Sherwin Williams, Fox Broadcasting, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Proctor and Gamble.

We tell the story about how a Hispanic marketing agency with offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Columbus, Ohio became an industry expert in Spanish online listening and is …

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How To Use Facebook Tabs

What is a Facebook tab?

A Facebook tab is a separate page within your Facebook profile and is found just below the profile image of your Facebook fan page. Your profile already included two tabs, ‘About’ and ‘Photos’, when you created your Facebook fan page. So now that you know what they are, why would you ever want to use them?

Benefits of Facebook Tabs

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In this podcast Eric Diaz explains how Facebook tabs can be used to help promote your business including running contests, offering content in another language, capturing leads, offering coupons, and much more. He talks about how to set up custom tabs, how to use them to promote your business, and how they can be used for your Hispanic audience.

For your company: Facebook tabs are an inexpensive way to drive traffic to your Facebook page, create buzz about your brand, and generate new leads that will eventually turn into sales.

For your fans: Facebook tabs are a fun way for fans to get engaged with their favorite brand, download a coupon, enter a contest …

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The Dangers of Using a General Market Agency When Targeting Hispanics – Part 2

Do you use Facebook to advertise or promote your business? Or, have you thought about using Facebook ads to reach more potential clients and grow your business?

When targeting Hispanics with Facebook ads there are some things you should know.

In this episode of the podcast I talk to Eric Diaz, co-founder of Nativa, about the potential dangers of using a general market agency when targeting Hispanics using Facebook ads. Eric talks about what mistakes he saw a general market agency, without the proper knowledge, make when targeting Hispanics and how that impacted their client’s image.

In the industry news segment of the show we talk about what Facebook hashtags could mean for businesses in the future.

Please leave a comment and let us know how Facebook ads have worked (or not worked) for your business.

 

 

Check out Options to Reach Hispanics With Facebook Ads to learn more about Facebook advertising.

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The Dangers of Using a General Market Agency to Execute a Hispanic Campaign – Part 1

Targeting Hispanics With Facebook Advertisements

When it comes to marketing, not all target audiences are created equal. Ensuring that the message is properly tailored for each demographic is paramount to the success of a campaign. Marketers who instead choose to create a Hispanic campaign with a generalized focus will likely face consequences such as brand dilution, customer backlash and negative promotion. As a multicultural agency, our focus is on more specialized demographics, namely Hispanics. To that end, targeting multiple demographics the way one would a general market is an inherently flawed strategy, as the characteristics that make up one group do not necessarily translate to the next. For this reason, we endeavor to expose the pitfalls of hiring a general market agency to do the work best suited for an agency with experience reaching solely Hispanics.

 

Where a General Market Agency Went Wrong

Recently, the Spanish-language Facebook page of a consumer packaged good received serious backlash for an ad campaign created by its agency of, which poorly targeted the Hispanic market. That is to say, the campaign was not only aimed at Facebook users with Spanish-language profiles (users who set their profile preferences to Spanish) but also users with …

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What’s The Buzz About Facebook’s Graph Search Tool?

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Graph Search – personalized search results

Facebook currently has 1 billion users. The forum that started as a social platform for friends to connect has evolved into a lucrative tool for many businesses and brands, and has provided a much-needed space for companies to communicate and interact with customers.

On January 15, Facebook announced an upgrade featured called Graph Search that acts as a search tool in partnership with Microsoft’s Bing.  Graph Search’s functionalities are in beta and somewhat limited but focus on four main areas: people, photos, places and interests. Graph Search enables its members to sift through Facebook’s data indexed by interests, locations and recommendations via a search bar located at the top of a Facebook profile.

 

Graph Search is available now in a very limited beta program for English (US) audiences.

Graph Search is available now in a very limited beta program for English (US) audiences.

 

Privacy & Best Practices

Searches can be very simple questions like “friends who like dogs” or “Italian restaurants in NYC liked by my friends”. These searches are defined by your friends and their friends’ interests and activity but are limited by users’ privacy settings, which prevents certain items from being shared. According to Facebook, Graph Search will only share content that was …

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How Government and Non-Profits are using Hispanic Social Media.

The Hispanic Social Media Insights Webinars series continues March 23 (1 to 2 p.m. ET) with a free national webinar titled “How Government and Non-Profits are using Hispanic Social Media.”  Case Studies to include The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as NacerSano of the March of Dimes.

Register Here! https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/993724878

Sponsored by Social Media Spanish, the national webinar series was created by the Hispanic PR Blog.

Among the hot topics that will be discussed are:
• What are some of the current best practices being used by government agencies and nonprofits to engage specific segments of the online Hispanic audience by delivering unique, targeted content to attract, engage, and create community.
• What are the key differences in running a campaign for government or a non-profit versus for a corporation?
• Case Studies including The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as NacerSano of the March of Dimes which illustrate how several government agencies and nonprofits are using the web and social media to actively engage Latinos online.
• How social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter meet the unique communication needs of government agencies and nonprofits.

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