Understand and Embrace Multicultural Consumer Media Habits and Channels
September 30, 2022
Elizandra Granillo – Analyst
Media is a major aspect of consumers’ everyday lives. Americans spend a significant amount of their time and attention consuming social media, visual entertainment, and audio streaming content. For brands and advertisers across industries to succeed, they need to understand where people are going to consume media content, and why they’re going there.
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Collage Group’s 2022 Media Habits and Channels Study provides insights across Multicultural segments on the specific platforms American media users go to, their media habits, and their preferences for media content. The data dives deep into content and platform drivers—spanning categories, passion points, and identity attributes.
Key Finding #1: Multicultural Americans Interact with Various Media Channels
Hispanic Americans’ younger age and general tech-savviness are part of the reasons they are so dialed into using social media. Black Americans are often at the cutting edge of new trends in the areas of fashion, music, and television and social media is often the best forum to get information first.
- Partner with emerging influencers and celebrities to appeal to Black and Hispanic Americans.
- If your brand has a media component, offer ways for Black and Hispanic Americans to interact with it online (e.g., specific social media pages to follow a musician, author, or TV show).
Key Finding #2: Young Multicultural Americans Experience Culture through the Movies They Watch
All Multicultural Americans want diverse representation in the movies they watch, but Black Americans are the most likely to want this. The segment has particularly leaned into horror films.
Movie genres, specifically ones like Horror, are an opportunity for Black Americans to explore their own histories in America in ways that not only appeal to the segment but also teach others about Black Americans’ history in this country.
- Movie releases are a viable partnership opportunity for brands. When considering which movie release to partner with, prioritize those with diverse directing, casting, and culturally relevant plot lines.
Key Finding #3: Asian Americans and Unacculturated Hispanic Americans Are More Likely to Watch and Follow the News
While comedy is the most popular form of TV to watch, Unaccultured Hispanic and Asian Americans are more likely than others to watch and follow the news. International news and news that originates from their family’s country of origin are specific types of news the segments’ keep up with.
Hispanic and Asian Americans are culture-focused and maintaining ties to their heritage is important to them. Following international news is important for these segments who may be recent immigrants from another country or still have family in other parts of the world.
- Recognize the value in advertising your brand on news channels or news “hours”, particularly to appeal to Hispanic and Asian Americans.
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Elizandra is an Analyst on Collage Group’s Product & Content team. She is a 2020 graduate from San Diego State University where she studied Anthropology. Her previous experience includes ethnographic research across the Tijuana-San Diego Border Region.