Social Media:

SocialMediaThe 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 compared to what they share online.

These are powerful insights for marketers considering their social media strategy when approaching the Hispanic Millennial market.


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References:
http://adage.com/images/bin/pdf/Hispanic%20Millennials.pdf
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/220256/hispanics-lead-stats-in-social-media-usage.html?edition

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