Attitudes Of Hispanic Social Networkers

Yesterday’s post looked at attitudes and purchase behaviors of Hispanic consumers.  There is also research on how Hispanic consumers use social media. Hispanics are one of the fastest growing groups for digital adoption and mobile use.  Because of the growth and purchase power of Hispanic consumers, knowing their social media use can help you create new shoppers.

• Over one in five Hispanic consumers nationwide said that social sites are a way for them to tell people about companies and products they like

• One in six Hispanic consumers post ratings or reviews for others to read

• Hispanic consumers were 38% more likely than non-Hispanics to say they follow their favorite brands on social media

• Hispanics were also more likely than non-Hispanic to purchase products they saw advertised on social media

• 27% of Hispanic social networkers click on links or items posted by others

• One in four Hispanic consumers access social networks from different devices

• 16% of Hispanics said they are more likely to purchase a product recommended by others on social media

What Does This Mean To You?

Hispanic consumers are definitely engaged in social media.  Not only do they follow brands, they are influenced by social media advertising and comments.
Among Hispanic adults in Broward and Palm Beach Counties:

• Over half have accessed a social media site in the past month

• More than 30% have accessed a social network from a mobile device

• 70% have spent more than one hour online in the past week

• 53% have made an online purchase in the past 12 months

Social media can help your business engage Hispanic consumers and create awareness.  Because Hispanic consumers tend to read others comments, make comments themselves and make purchase decisions because of social commentary, reputation management is important.  Not paying attention to your social reputation can turn away shoppers and cost you sales.  For more information on reputation management and forging relationships with Hispanic consumers, please contact your Sun Sentinel representative or:
Julie Otto
Advertising Marketing Manager
954.425.1158
jotto@sunsentinel.com
www.sunsentinel.com/mediakit

Source: Advertising Age; Experian Simmons; The 2012 Scarborough Report, Release 1

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