There is no doubt about it, Spanish is here to stay. In fact, national statistics show that by 2034, 70% of U.S Hispanics aged 5 and older will speak some level of Spanish at home. However, to be noted is that this same research study confirms that 93% of US Hispanics speak English at some level today. Additional research studies show that Hispanics that consume digital content are overwhelmingly English speakers.
Social Conversations Among Hispanics Favor English
Following this trend on social media, the OYE! Intelligence research platform was utilized to find what was the Latino language breakdown of U.S. Hispanics in various industries with heavy daily conversation. The OYE tool is not a survey, instead relying on natural conversation that it anonymously collects to provide insights on specific trends. Through the Hispanic social listening tool, it was found that in the Hair Products Industry, English was the dominant language at 63%, followed by Spanish at 28% and Bilingual at 9%. The OYE platform identifies bilingual as any social media post which contains at least one English word, and one Spanish word.
Latino Language Choice: Hair Products Industry
Fast Food Conversation Trends towards English with Exceptions
In 2014 we touched base on the pulse of Phoenix, Arizona Hispanic advertising which is evidenced right here in the southwest via billboards. The $8.3 billion dollar U.S. Hispanic advertising industry is constantly evolving and as we draw near to the mid-point of 2015 we wanted to check in on the same topic and note any developments.
For this round we are focusing on an area very representative of the Phoenix market, which is 7th Street in the heart of central Phoenix. For this research we focused on the area north of Baseline Road in the south up to Bethany Home Road in the north.
Spanglish Billboard located on 7th St in central Phoenix
As we started north and headed south, the billboard pictured above is in the more affluent area of central Phoenix. This particular billboard is always occupied by an ad for the Fox Restaurant Concepts group who rotates ads for a selection of their 20 Phoenix area restaurants from this space. This billboard is located just next to their prime central Phoenix location, Culinary Dropout, The Yard, and their newest tenant, fellow local restaurant favorite, Barrio Urbano.
Fox has used their recent partnership with this successful Mexican …
Hispanic Millennials continue to pursue higher education at significant rates.
It is inspiring to see that in 2012, nearly 50% (49%) of Hispanic recent high school graduates were enrolled in college, compared with 47% of non-Hispanic whites. This differs greatly from just two decades ago in 1995, when just 35% of recently graduated Hispanics enrolled in college compared with 44% of their white student peers.
More recently, in April 2014 a study from Hispanic Market research firm ThinkNow and Sensis Agency discovered that 84% of respondents who recently obtained a college degree also were planning to pursue a graduate degree. This compares very favorably as only 57% of non-Hispanic Millennial college graduates were found to have the same next step in mind.
This data shows very strongly the importance of education to the Hispanic Millennial and how this has evolved over time.
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The evidence keeps piling up, as more studies confirm that Hispanic Millennials lead the general population in social media usage.
In 2012 the Pew Research Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, shows that 84% of Hispanic internet users between ages 18 and 29 are users of Facebook, Twitter or another social networking site.
Specifically to the Millennial age range (18-34), Hispanics over-index in their usage of social media. 86% of U.S. Hispanic Millennials use social media, compared to only 47% for their non-Millennial Hispanic elders, and the younger group is also more likely to follow a brand on social media.
A recent study, commissioned by Unilever with its media planning agency Mindshare and performed by social media tool ShareThis, concluded that Hispanic consumers are twice as likely to share content or click on shared content than the general population. They found that content shared by Hispanic consumers is 35% more likely to be clicked on than content shared by the non-Hispanic population. It was also discovered that Hispanic consumers are twice as likely to purchase the products they share about, compared to non-Hispanic consumers, who are only 1.3 times as likely to make a purchase …
If you are a professional working in the Advertising or Marketing industries, it is very likely that you have spent considerable time thinking about the most effective way to reach and attract today’s Millennials and more specifically, U.S. Hispanic Millennials.
At Nativa we set out to provide you with 8 insights regarding Hispanic Millennials that can help you not only to understand this evolving market, but also to assist you in the creation of meaningful strategies to effectively reach this important market.
Hispanic Millennials are the second-largest group of Spanish-speaking Americans, and represent 17% of total U.S. Millennials. The median age of U.S.Hispanics is 27 (meaning the average Hispanic is a millennial) compared to 37 for the general market, a full 10 years older. The realization about how Hispanic Millennials are different than their mainstream counterparts in their consumption behavior and even from elder Hispanic generations has become an important lesson for anyone working in the advertising/marketing industry.
So let’s take a look at some of the main traits of the new U.S. Hispanic Millennials, shall we?
According to Hispanic marketing expert Mike Valdes Fauli, “Hispanic millennials are not acculturating; they’re shaping the broader culture. They’re …
A Great Learning Event to Kickoff 2015
Nativa is proud to announce that they will be hosting the next Collectivo event which will be held on January 21, 2015 in Phoenix. The topic of the event is ‘Marketing to Latinos in 2015’ where Nativa’s own Eric Diaz will lead a discussion and activity session about the nuances in Hispanic marketing for the new year. Attendees to this event will be treated to an interactive format where they will participate in activities that teach them the newest trends in Hispanic marketing while maintaining a fun and casual environment.
The anticipation begins for the interactive learning event on January 21st 2015.
Among other topics attendees can expect to learn about:
- Arizona Hispanic Millennials – how to reach this group?
- The growing total market approach by large brands
- Use of Spanglish in Hispanic marketing
- Hispanic agencies going mainstream, is 2015 the year?
- Which social media channels Hispanics use most
This will be the second event that Nativa is sponsoring for Collectivo, which is no surprise given the great turnout and excitement for that panel discussion titled ‘Hispanic or Latino’. We expect more great things from the Collectivo group and anxiously await this …
Who is the Latina Shopper?
As access to technology and the convenience of online consumerism changes the way we shop, it’s impossible to ignore the role Latinos play in setting trends and styles. From the clothing we wear to home goods, to the music we listen to, Latinos have a hand in it all. To kick off the New Year, we thought it fitting to highlight the role that Latinas (las mujeres) play in the retail industry.
Adrian Carrasquillo from NBC Latino wrote an interesting article about how Latinas are changing the face of America, and how multicultural marketing is influencing our every day purchases, decision-making, and trends—though many overlook the effect of Latinos. For the current general market, the Latina woman represents beauty, style and sensuality, but at the same time is a pillar of family values and a champion for her Hispanic heritage.
Zoe Saldana for Lens Crafters Ad Campaign
Brands that truly understand the buying power of both Latina shoppers and acculturated Hispanics are the ones that have succeeded in making an emotional connection with the demographic. (Keep in mind the constant evolution of the statistical projection of this group):