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2016: A Premature Tipping Point in US Growth

This past year marked a turning point for the White Non-Hispanic population which declined for the first time ever, 10 years before the U.S. Census projection. Multicultural segments made up 100% of U.S. Population growth last year according to recently released 2016 ACS. While U.S. population growth is slowing overall, Multicultural segments are driving the expansion of the U.S. consumer base making up 4 in 10 Americans with Hispanics continuing to drive half of the entire U.S growth and the Other/Mixed Race segment delivering the fastest growing. Looking to the future, the Multicultural population in the U.S. is projected to reach 131 million in 2018. This tipping point is causing many marketers to reconsider with which segments to lead their growth efforts. ... Read More

Multicultural Job Growth Slows Down

It is not surprising that the employed population is currently more Multicultural than ever before at 35% of up from 28% in 2012, according to SSG’s analyses of the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest job data. What is surprising is that White Non-Hispanics showed a marked turnaround from five years of consistent trends when Hispanic, African American, and Asian generated around two thirds of all job growth but only 54% of all new jobs created in 2017. ... Read More

Leveraging Latina Millennial Nuances

Effective marketers seek a balance between preferences in common across major segments and leveraging nuances that may increase segment relevancy and act as more direct triggers to purchase by connecting at a deeper emotional level with segments. The real question is whether homogeneous vs. targeted messages would attain the needed relevance level to cause additional prospects to purchase.

Marketing to Millennials is no exception to this conundrum. Millennials were not created equal in political outlook, mindset, consumer behavior or brand predisposition. Demographically, half of Latina Millennials and Non-Hispanic White Millennial Women are married but two-thirds of Latinas have children vs only half of those Non-Hispanic. Yet, demographics is only at the surface of any segmentation.

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Ten Latina Millennial Nuances – Part 2

In this part 2 of Latina Millennial Nuances a deep dive into their mindsets and that of their Non-Hispanic counterparts, SSG reveals that Latina Millennials are more introspective, more concerned about healthier lifestyles, and more focused on how they reflect their confidence through beauty. Not surprisingly, the study found that Latina Millennials also build stronger family bonds, are more digitally connected and have higher trust of the internet. ... Read More

Ten Latina Millennial Nuances

SSG reveals in a deep dive into Latina Millennials’ mindsets that they show distinct nuances vs. their White Non-Hispanic counterparts. For once Latina Millennials are more upwardly mobile, they show higher environmental consciousness, they are more likely to play and work hard, they are more collective minded yet individualistic, and closely guard how their Latino culture is passed on to the next generation. Moreover, Latina Millennials are more introspective, more concerned about healthier lifestyles, and more focused on how they reflect their confidence through beauty. Not surprisingly, the study found that Latina Millennials also build stronger family bonds, are more digitally connected and have higher trust of the internet. ... Read More

Top 10 Multicultural Millennials DMAs [INFOGRAPHIC]

9 of the 10 Top 10 Multicultural (MC) Millennial DMAs are among the Top 10 Overall Millennial DMAs in the U.S. Of the Top 10 Multicultural DMAs, 6 rank among the Top 10 Hispanic Millennial DMAs, 8 rank among the Top 10 African American DMAs, and 7 rank among the Top 10 Asian/Other DMAs. NY, LA, Chicago and Houston are the most diverse DMAs, ranking on the Top 10 for all Multicultural segments. ... Read More

10 Ways Gen Zers Are Changing From Millennials

A new Quant-Qual study by Santiago Solutions Group titled “Gen Z: Hispanics vs. White Non-Hispanics on Aspirations, Stress, Family and the Influence of Culture”, revealed many ways in which Gen Zers are heightening beliefs and developing distinct behaviors as opposed to Millennials when they were 13-20 years of age. Among developing traits, the study identified that Gen Z cherish more individual time, have replaced TV with Social Media as their trusted source of choice, are choosing healthier food options yet have higher interest in restaurants, and major shifts in what racial/ethnic segments are exerting more purchase influence on key consumer categories. ... Read More

Hispanic Affluence & Influence Steadily on the Rise

Beyond the expected fact that incomes continued to rise for Asian Americans and Hispanics at the fastest rate among racial/ethnic segments in the U.S. is a hidden jewel for marketers. Latino Upscale & Affluent Household formation continued to increase 2.4 times faster than White Non-Hispanics’. First, Hispanic Affluent Households, earning over $100K annually, have expanded at 9.2% annually since 2011, twice the 4.5% rate of Affluent expansion seen by White Non-Hispanics. Second, looking at “Upscale” households, the pace of increase has been so phenomenal that Hispanics accounted for 1 in 2 new Upscale Households formed in the U.S. since 2011. Third, in 2015, the median income for Hispanics rose to $45K, the largest rate of growth after Asian Americans at 3.1% annually since 2011. ... Read More

Gen Z 1.0; Hispanic vs White NH [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hispanic Culture remains strong among Hispanic Gen Z reflecting distinct dimensions of Values: hyper-aspirational drive, determination, community mindedness, and family closeness. Marketers will continue to win by using Culture, Values and Identity as major relevance platforms to connect brands at a deeper level with Hispanic Gen Zers. ... Read More

Hispanic Gen Zers Influence Larger Purchases

All Gen Zers are hugely influential on their families and friends purchases especially across categories that directly impact their image such as in apparel, athletic shoes, school supplies, as well as in categories reflecting their taste preferences such as eating out, fast food and candies. The main difference uncovered by SSG’s Gen Z 1.0 is that Hispanic Gen Z has much greater influence than their counterparts on larger purchases like cars, trucks and technology products. ... Read More

2016: A Premature Tipping Point in US Growth

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This past year marked a turning point for the White Non-Hispanic population which declined for the first time ever, 10 […]

Ten Latina Millennial Nuances

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SSG reveals in a deep dive into Latina Millennials’ mindsets that they show distinct nuances vs. their White Non-Hispanic counterparts. […]

The Promise And Reality Of ‘Total Market’ And How CMOs Need To Address It

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Aug 23, 2016 by Pepper Miller.- Total Market strategy is defined by the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies as “a […]

Gen Z 1.0; Hispanic vs White NH [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Hispanic Culture remains strong among Hispanic Gen Z reflecting distinct dimensions of Values: hyper-aspirational drive, determination, community mindedness, and family […]