- Author: HispanicAd.com
Research findings from Specific Media and SMG Multicultural include:
- Hispanic Americans spend more time shopping online in general. Hispanic Americans spent 83 percent more time on the Internet than non-Hispanic Americans, and they also spend nearly four times as long shopping online via websites or apps.
- Hispanic Americans are leading the adoption of smartphones and tablets as media devices. Hispanic Americans spend a greater amount of time engaged in online activities on their smartphones (26 percent compared to 20 percent of non-Hispanics) and tablets (16 percent compared to 13 percent of non-Hispanics), while non-Hispanic Americans spend a greater amount of time engaged in online activities on their desktops (67 percent compared to 59 percent of Hispanics). Hispanics are also more likely to perform purchase-related activities on their mobile devices.
- Hispanic Americans are more favorably pre-disposed to advertising in general. Across all three digital platforms – desktop, smartphones and tablets – Hispanics are far more likely to find ads useful, relevant, influential and informative. This discrepancy is greatest in the smartphone category, with Hispanic audiences reporting they find ads useful and relevant at more than double the rate of non-Hispanics (36 percent compared to 17 percent of non-Hispanics).
- Hispanic Americans multimedia-task while watching TV and engage more across platforms with programming and ads. Findings show that Hispanic audiences are not only more likely to engage in other digital activity while watching TV, but they are also twice as likely to engage with a brand based upon TV ad characteristics.
- Facebook is the most popular online site across the board for Hispanic and non-Hispanic audiences. Amazon gains the highest amount of unique visitors by English-preferred Hispanics, and YouTube has the highest amount of unique visitors by Spanish-preferred Hispanics. Bing is the favored search engine choice for Hispanics; however non-Hispanics prefer to use Google.
Source: Published originally on HispanicAd.com as Hispanic Americans are foreshadowing the future of media in the U.S., March 12, 2015.