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August 30, 2016

Whoever wins this election, major governmental changes that could significantly affect the advertising sector are almost certain to take place. A major turnover of personnel will occur in D.C. next year regardless of the election’s winner. One of the first jobs for the new President will be to nominate someone to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Since many of the recent decisions supporting First Amendment protection for advertising have been 5-4 decisions, the newly appointed Justice could have a very large impact on our industry.  

August 30, 2016

The current state of the media universe presents a bounty of boundless choice to today’s consumer. Like the cosmos, which is contemplated much in current times, the proliferation of devices and the abundance of media choices is presenting endless options for the consumer and endless challenges and opportunities for the marketer.

August 30, 2016

The growing popularity of digital video finds more and more Americans watching TV content on desktops, smartphones and tablets. This change in how content is consumed has advertisers and agencies paying closer attention to the relationship between digital video viewership and traditional TV programming, and examining how emerging synergies between the two can be used to improve brand-building opportunities and boost campaign effectiveness.

August 30, 2016

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc etc  /  LMMiami.com

  • Apple is, allegedly, about to launch its new lineup of iPhones with one notable absence among its functionalities: the audio jack will, according to rumors, be discontinued.
  • Yeah, say adiós to the little hole that connects your headphones to your device.
  • Another of the bold disruptive moves that has made the Cupertino giant a sexy tech darling and global corporate leader.
  • Another surprise to reinvent the game, attract the world’s attention and generate buzz.
  • Speaking of bold moves and surprises that make people talk, who wasn’t taken aback when, a year or so ago, Univision terminated its decades-old, money-printing relationship with Mr. Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco?
August 30, 2016

Maria Cardona, principal at Dewey Square Group and founder of Latinovations has been selected by the national board of directors of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) to receive the organization’s coveted Pioneer of the Year Award.

August 30, 2016

In a constantly evolving digital landscape, it’s no wonder that US marketers want their personnel to remain both informed and nimble. According to March research, almost seven in 10 feel the drive to innovate will likely impact their staffing decisions over the next two years.

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August 30, 2016

While the number of independent workers is expected to grow to 54 million people by 2020 (MBO Partners: State of Independence in America 2015), the rise of the “gig economy” many forecasters see on the horizon may develop slower than expected.

August 27, 2016

Total Market Consumers Prefer Taste Over Health When It Comes To Fast Food.

With the fast food industry projected to grow only about 2 percent annually over the next five years, according to IBIS World, many top fast food chains have tried to meet the challenge of presenting menu items for price-sensitive customers who want healthy options. However, is that what they really want?  By – Mario Xavier CarrascoThinkNow Research

August 27, 2016

Back in 1992 the phrase "It's the economy, stupid!" became a slogan for Bill Clinton's successful presidential campaign against incumbent President George H.W. Bush.  The advertising industry was in a simpler place in 1992 than it is now; most advertisers paid their agencies by commission, the Internet was not yet mainstream, media unbundling was in its infancy and agency relationships were much less complicated.  By Bill Duggan, Group EVP, ANA

August 27, 2016

When customers evaluate a product or service, they weigh its perceived value against the asking price. Marketers have generally focused much of their time and energy on managing the price side of that equation, since raising prices can immediately boost profits. But that’s the easy part: Pricing usually consists of managing a relatively small set of numbers, and pricing analytics and tactics are highly evolved.

August 27, 2016

It is imperative that marketing leaders understand their role in driving change toward a new content production strategy.  By Jillian Gibbs, ANA Faculty

August 27, 2016

The number of persons age 2 and older in U.S. TV Households is estimated to be 301.7 million, which represents an increase of 1.6% from last year. Increases in U.S. Hispanic, black and Asian households were also seen, due to estimated increases in population growth and TV penetration.

August 26, 2016

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and the Fusion Media Group (FMG) announced ‘RiseUp AS ONE’ (#RiseUpAsOne) – a two-day event where a heavyweight lineup of artists, musicians, influencers and thought leaders will come together to celebrate music, diversity and unity through performances, talks and cultural expositions.

August 26, 2016

Univision News announced that Patsy Loris has been promoted to executive vice president of news and executive news director. In her new role, Loris will now lead the programming efforts for all Univision Network news shows, including the three editions of its national newscast, “Noticiero Univision” (evening), “Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna” (late night) and “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana” (weekend), the newsmagazines “Primer Impacto,” “Aquí y Ahora” and “Crónicas de Sábado” as well as the Sunday morning political show “Al Punto.” Executive producers for each of these news properties will now report directly to Loris. She will continue reporting to Daniel Coronell, president of Univision News.

August 26, 2016

The Deloitte Greenhouse™ Experience team recently completed a survey asking more than 23,000 professionals about their stress levels at work and found statistically significant variation in how respondents react to workplace stressors. Overall, the majority of respondents reported modest levels of stress. Fourteen percent reported being stressed only rarely and 57 percent reported being stressed sometimes, while 26 percent reported being stressed often, and 3 percent reported being always stressed.

August 26, 2016

Telemundo62 / WWSI announced it will once again sponsor the 2016 Annual Feria del Barrio on Sunday, September 11, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in North Philadelphia.

August 26, 2016

Univision Communications Inc. announced the appointment of Ismael Martínez as News Director for Univision Austin.

August 25, 2016

"The growth of Hispanics consumers can no longer be viewed as a population shift but rather an economic opportunity to grow your business,” said Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, during Nielsen’s 2016 Consumer 360 Conference in Las Vegas.

August 25, 2016

Hispanic Culture remains strong among Hispanic Gen Z reflecting distinct dimensions of Values: hyper-aspirational drive, determination, community mindedness, and family closeness. Marketers will continue to win by using Culture, Values and Identity as major relevance platforms to connect brands at a deeper level with Hispanic Gen Zers.

August 25, 2016

Millennials are now every brand’s most important customers and every firm’s most relied-upon workers. They control over $600 billion in annual spending, and their changing tastes can make or break your company. If you want to survive, you need to immediately become an expert on this powerful generation.

August 25, 2016

Telemundo announced the promotion of Angel Domenech to Vice President of Creative Strategy. He will oversee the strategic creative approach, development and execution of the network’s high profile launches and overall branding initiatives for Telemundo Network. Domenech will report to Aileen Angulo-Merciel, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Creative, Telemundo.

August 25, 2016

Variety has hired Betsie Batista as National Sales Director for Variety Latino. Batista, who most recently led new business development for ESPN Multimedia Sales & Sponsorships, will be based in Variety’s Gotham offices where she will lead all of Variety Latino’s sales initiatives.

August 24, 2016

Hispanic power and influence is surging: 50% of recent U.S. population growth has come from Hispanics and the U.S. Latino population is expected to double within the next two generations. And today’s significantly-younger, increasingly U.S. born, dynamic Hispanic population is shaping the American mainstream by maintaining strong ties to its cultures of origin, developing an “ambicultural*” personality that is at once entirely American and entirely of one’s culture of origin.

August 24, 2016

For years there was talk about the digital divide between Latino and white consumers. Not anymore.  By David R. Morse and Karthik Praveen

August 24, 2016

For marketers looking to decode the customer journey, understanding customer pain points can be helpful. According to April 2016 research, almost three-quarters of executives in North America said they have at least some capability to detect when and how digital customers are struggling.

August 24, 2016

The lineup for The Latin Recording Academy®'s 2016 Latin GRAMMY® Acoustic Sessions will feature headline performances by five-time Latin GRAMMY winners Jesse & Joy, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning duo Sin Bandera, and Latin pop trailblazer Gloria Trevi.