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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

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’ Families: Where Stress Begins and Love Never Ends

In our latest Gen Z qualitative exploration, we spoke with Hispanic and White Non-Hispanic Gen Zers to better understand differences in their family life. The first key insight we uncovered was that Hispanic Gen Z are more likely to see their parents as friends than their White NH Gen Z counterparts. Hispanics are much closer to their families and are more likely to feel comfortable telling parents about everything going on in their lives. As a whole, Gen Z prefers to tell their problems to their friends. However, Hispanic Gen Zers rely less on friends while they go to their parents and family more often. ... Read More

Culture Plays Major Role in Hispanic Gen Z’s Lives. Not So for White NH Gen Z

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 that the most substantial difference between Hispanic Gen Z and White Non-Hispanic (WNH) Gen Z was the manifestation and importance of culture (or lack thereof) in Gen Zers’ lives.

Hispanic Gen Zers are as deeply American as their White non-Hispanic peers. Nevertheless, even those living in emerging areas of the country and third generation homes, feel a greater attachment towards Hispanic culture.

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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

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

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 […]