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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

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

New Study Release – Gen Z -Hispanics vs WNH

Many marketers have begun to concentrate efforts on Gen Z consumers, individuals born between 1996 and 2013 now between 3 and 20 year of age as they are the newest generation of young adult consumers. They are attending college, voting in elections, joining the workforce, making products choices in technology, restaurants, entertainment, personal care, auto, fashion, etc. They also have tremendous influence with their parents and the overall society. This Quant-Qual study begins to explore Gen Z’s perceptions, values and beliefs gaining insight on commonalities and differences. ... Read More

The New American Upscale & Luxury Consumer – PART I [INFOGRAPHIC]

100% of America’s Upscale consumers’ growth between 2011 and 2014 came from Multicultural Upscale HHs whereas White Non-Hispanic (WNH) Upscales declined. 28% of Upscale HHs are now Multicultural. Latino Upscale & Latino Affluent growth surpassed the growth of all other racial/ethnic segments, 6x faster than Upscales overall and 2x faster than Affluents overall. Latinos generated 6 in 10 of new Upscale HHs and 1 in 8 new Affluent HHs. African American & Asian/Other Upscales are growing 10x faster than WNH HHs. Vitally to the overall Affluent expansion, Multicultural Affluents grew 60% to 114% faster than WNH Affluents. ... Read More

Hispanic Gen Z Major Nuances vs WNH Gen Z [INFOGRAPHIC]

Key Latino GenZ Trends vs. Millennials at same lifestage: Gen Z shows higher Chicoismo, deteriorating relationship with parents, decreasing level of self-image, harder to save & afford, enjoying education more, even more digital lives. ... Read More

The Dark Side Of Cutting Hispanic Media Allocation

As Obi-Wan Kenobi said, “It takes strength to resist the dark side. Only the weak embrace it.” Here is why… Companies cutting Hispanic dedicated media allocation, defined as advertising buys in any Hispanic-dedicated media channel regardless of language whether Spanish, Bilingual or English, while increasing allocation to English media (Non-Hispanic-centric), tend to suffer a reduction in their sales growth. In fact, the reduction of the growth is sometimes so large that it could wipe out the average growth of the category as is the case in the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail category. The Cost of the Dark Side: Across CPG-Retail, Auto and Financial-Insurance Services categories: AHAA’s study demonstrated that a five point cutback in Hispanic media allocation yields a reduction in Total Market revenue growth rate of minus 1.8% per year. ... Read More

8 Jolly Reasons Why 2015 Is The Biggest Multicultural Holiday Ever!

Multicultural segments progressed in 2015 to culminate in a record Holiday season, most likely the highest expenditure Holiday season by Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans ever. 8 major reasons are driving Multicultural consumers demand ranging from increases in the labor force, FT employment, income, share of Upscale/Affluent, share of aggregate US incremental income, consumer confidence and planned major purchases. ... 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 […]

ANA’s New Alliance Helps Step Up Game in Multicultural Marketing –PORTADA

Nov 11, 2017. Portada by Gretchen Gardner.- A year ago the Association for National Advertisers took an important step in […]

AIMM Announces 2018 Multicultural Marketing Priorities – HispanicAd.com

Nov 11, 2017. HispanicAd.com.- The ANA Alliance for Inclusive & Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) today announced a set of key priorities […]

Covered California Eyes Latinos for Upcoming Enrollment Period – NPR, The California Report

October 27, 2017. KQED News by April Dembosky.- Starting next week, Americans will again be able to shop for health […]