Tony D’Andrea, PhD
Director of Research and Planning – The San Jose Group
If you want to understand and even influence new forms of behavior “on the go”, then Hispanics are a group to watch. They engage with mobile and online technologies at levels that often overindex the general market. According to Comscore and Emarketer data, Latinos excel in a variety of digital activities, such as instant messaging and photo sharing (120-plus index points), video watching (140-plus), online gaming (160-plus), etc. In entertainment, they listen, download and transfer videos and music via mobile phones above the national average (160-plus index points). Likewise, while leading in smartphone ownership, Hispanic households are the most wireless group in America: 35% compared to the national average of 23%, according to government’s CDC Wireless Report. Simply put, Hispanics are at the vanguard of the digital consumer revolution in the streets and homes of America.