Boo! Halloween is quickly approaching and many brands are putting the finishing touches on their spooky holiday campaigns. Use the following insights to make sure your approach hits the mark with diverse America.
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Win with Experiences: How Young Americans Engage Though Holidays and Occasions
HALLOWEEN affords brands the opportunity to activate in a lighthearted way, be they a candy brand or not. Our latest research on Holidays and Occasions includes a Halloween specific deep dive. Our research revealed interesting insights on how consumers’ perception of Halloween differ from their celebrations, and we have provided you with great brand activations that align with our insights.
1. There is a disconnect between people’s perception of Halloween and how they actually celebrate it. Celebrate all the preparations consumers make for Halloween, rather than just the “night of” party-related festivities.
2. Multicultural consumers are more likely to think that Halloween costumes are culturally appropriative. When activating around Halloween, be careful about what costumes and identities you portray. Steer clear of costumes that involve tropes associated with minority identities.
3. Almost a third of each segment attends a haunted house during the Halloween season. Haunted houses afford brands an extended time period to activate with consumers on the Halloween theme.
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Take a deep dive into how consumers perceive Day of the Dead. This excerpt from Collage Group’s comprehensive Holidays and Occasions research reveals important insights into consumer perceptions of this predominantly Mexican holiday.
Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday that often gets tacked on to Halloween advertisements. We heard from many brands that they do not completely understand this holiday or their right-to-play in the space. Our latest research on holidays and occasions helps elucidate how Day of the Dead differs from Halloween, how consumers celebrate it, and solid brand activations around the holiday. Download a sample of the research:
1. Hispanics who celebrate Day of the Dead perceive it as more traditional and religious than Halloween. Do not conflate Day of the Dead with Halloween. Day of the Dead activations should incorporate traditional and religious elements such as creating altars and visiting graves.
2. Day of the Dead is a predominantly Mexican holiday, and the way consumers celebrate varies by acculturation level. Utilize social media for low-cost, targeted activations that highlight acculturation-specific nuances in Day of the Dead celebrations.
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This Is How Multiculturals Approach Breakfast & Brunch
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Need to get your brand to the top of the morning? Read along and download the report to learn more about the nuances of what Hispanic, African American, and Asian consumers eat and drink for the most important meal of the day.
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In The Food and Beverage Revolution, we at Collage learned that convenience and health are the two factors driving breakfast decisions. But we wanted a second helping of insights that could go deeper into what choices multicultural consumers are making with their morning meals, as well as how they’re approaching the increasingly important occasion of brunch. To learn more, we asked a series of questions across two nationally representative samples, each with roughly one thousand respondents and multicultural/youth over-samples. These consumers gave us more than a taste of their breakfast and brunch behaviors.
1.African Americans have the largest gap between the perceived importance of breakfast and its actual consumption
2. Multicultural consumers are most likely to see brunch as an opportunity to “treat themselves”
Can you guess which segments complete each insight? Download a sample of the research to see the answers.
Hispanic, Asian, African American, White consumers eat the widest variety of breakfast foods, weekend or weekday
White, Asian, African American, Hispanic women prefer sweet and cold breakfast foods relative to men, but multicultural women do not
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How Brands can Engage During Hispanic Heritage Month
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Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15. It’s time to start thinking about what your brand can do to connect with these important consumers. Marketers wonder about their permission to play during heritage months and, should they choose to activate, whether consumers will respond positively.
Our latest research on Holidays and Occasions provides a deep dive into cultural and heritage months, along with 9 other occasions. Don’t miss exploring these compelling new insights and activation case studies.
Learn how this study can be applied to your brand.
Hispanics celebrate their heritage month primarily through food. Pursue experiential marketing campaigns featuring food and/or educational events in the segments’ communities to highlight their value to your brand.
The most common reaction that Hispanics have to Hispanic Heritage Month activations is one of pride. During Hispanic Heritage Month, highlight historical contributions of Hispanics to America make consumers feel proud and included.
Moms are essential to running their families, as well as driving brand growth. Dive into our research for strategic insights on how you can capture spending from moms across segments, as well as specifically resonate with Hispanic moms.
1. Almost two-thirds of Asian Americans are foreign-born, and roughly 80% speak a language other than English at home.
But this doesn’t mean you have to use targeted language-specific advertising to reach the segment. After all, more than 74% of each major Asian sub-group (Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean, Japanese) is either bilingual or English dominant.
2. Roughly half of all Asian Americans cite China or India as their country of origin.
And these two groups were responsible for 71% of the Asian segment’s population growth between 2012 and 2017—1.8 million people!
3. Marriage is extremely important for Asian Americans.
They are the most likely to be married and the least likely to be divorced. Among origin groups, Indian Asians are the most likely to be married, while Asian women are the most likely of any group to be in an interracial marriage.
4. While Asian Americans take pride in their Asian ethnicity, they tend to identify more by their country of origin.
This is likely tied to the segment’s desire to maintain a strong connection with their cultural heritage, something many Asians—roughly 48%—fear future generations may lose.
American consumers are experiencing a cultural transformation of unprecedented scope and scale. The pressure is on to rethink marketing with a focus on authentic connections that tap into culture, identity and emotion. This rapidly evolving landscape requires a new approach to assessing and building brands, centered on what we refer to as Cultural Fluency.
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