Entries by Katie Hockstein

Hispanic Heritage Month: 5 Winning Campaigns

Companies are eager to win Hispanic consumers’ business as a result of their rapid population growth, increasing purchasing power, and their growing cultural influence. Many companies run targeted campaigns during Hispanic Heritage Month in a play to win their loyalty. We recently asked our consumer community to pick their favorites.   The top picks go to:

African-American Consumers: Cultural Influencers

African-Americans comprise 39 million, or 12.8% of the U.S. population. Although the future growth narrative is not as strong as other multicultural segments, their growth still outpaces Non-Hispanic Whites. They were responsible for 14% of population growth from 2006 to 2012, while the non-Hispanic white population actually contracted.


Hispanics Unbanked: Huge Opportunities for Financial Services

The mandate to drive sales and build loyalty among Hispanic consumers holds true across all industries. This is felt acutely in the financial industry. Driven by economic, cultural, and language factors, Hispanic consumers significantly under-index on banking status and financial products usage. This represents not only huge business upside for financial services companies, but also a […]

Infographic: Hispanic Easter and Holy Week Celebrations

While it may be convenient to group Holy Week and Easter together, our research shows that U.S. Latinos understand and celebrate them very differently. In many Latin American countries, Holy Week tends to be celebrated as widely – or more widely – than Easter. Many towns and churches organize processions and events throughout the week to commemorate […]

Just How Important is Spanish for Bilingual Hispanics?

What’s your earliest memory? Maybe it’s playing with a favorite toy. Or your fifth birthday party. Chances are, that memory has a lot linked to it: faces, colors, sounds, scents, and language. Let’s focus on the language of that memory for a minute. If you only speak one language, then (presumably) the language of your […]

Top 5 Ways to Connect with Latina Moms

In a nutshell, Latina Moms are unique, as they not only make purchases for themselves, but also for their families. They drive household purchase decisions around mealtimes, entertainment, shopping, and more. This means that every industry —from cars to cookies—can benefit from more insight on this sought-after consumer. It’s why Latina Moms have been, currently […]


Targeting Super Influencers

Hispanics are not just interesting because they’re growing fast, but because they lead the cultural conversation. In our latest in-depth study, Hispanic respondents were 54% more likely to be in the top quartile of cultural openness than total market, and 12% more likely to be in the top quartile of influence. This means that Hispanics are […]