An interesting study was released this week by New Media Metrics (NMM) that shows blacks are more attached to their favorite media brands than whites. The study shows that African-Americans are not only more loyal to traditional broadcast and cable channels, but are also more attached to their favorite digital outlets. Interesting info for anyone involved in marketing, media, advertising or public relations.
Adweek’s Christopher Heine writes: African-American consumers are more emotionally attached to brands than whites, especially when it comes to media companies, according to a study from NewMediaMetrics (NMM). On average, according to the New York-based marketing firm’s report, blacks are 7 percentage points more attached to broadcast and cable channels while showing 5 percentage points more affinity toward digital properties.
NMM conducted an online survey of more than 2,500 black and white adults in April and May, asking them questions designed to demonstrate emotional attachment to brands. The research involved 368 brands, 66 television properties, 150 websites, 94 magazines and about 40 events ranging from March Madness to The Grammys to The NAACP Image Awards.
Twenty-four percent of blacks surveyed said they were highly attached to TV channels, while the same was true for 17 percent of whites surveyed. For digital properties, 18 percent of blacks stated they were likely to be extremely brand loyal versus 13 percent for whites.
Its study revealed the top five brands among blacks in this order: Lexus (64 percent); Google Search (62 percent); Mercedes-Benz (61 percent); Google (60 percent); iPod (59 percent); and iPhone (59 percent). Other brands that are more popular with African Americans than whites include General Motors, Slim Fast, Tide, Fidelity, Ragu, Walmart, Levi’s, Campbell’s and Lowe’s.
The report’s top five for white consumers were iPhone (59 percent); Disney Parks (58 percent); Google Search (55 percent); iPod (54 percent); and iPad (54 percent).
Read the entire Adweek article here.