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October 31, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co., also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, with deceptively advertising that feeding its Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will develop allergies.

October 31, 2014

General Mills Inc. announced its exclusive U.S. partnership with GRAMMY Award-winning group Camila for the company's 2014-2015 Musica y Sabor campaign focused on connecting with Hispanic consumers through one of their biggest passion points: music.

October 31, 2014

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement with Murray Hill Broadcasting’s 87.7 FM La Mega to broadcast all 2014-15 regular season and post-season games in Spanish. It is the first time in club history that Cavs games will be broadcast in a second language on Cleveland’s first Spanish radio station.

October 31, 2014

Digital place-based (DPB) media is establishing a spot in media plans. In July 2014 polling by the Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA), nearly 90% of US agency planners said they had included DPB media in their executed plans, and the majority of that group (48.5% of respondents overall) used the tactic in 20% or more of their approved and executed plans—up from 45.4% who did so in 2013. Meanwhile, the percentage of agency planners who didn’t include DPB media in their plans fell from 13.1% to 10.9% year over year.

October 30, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.

October 30, 2014

Chester Cheetah, the official Cheetos brand spokes-cheetah, announced the introduction of Los Cheetahs. This insanely talented team of trick fútbol players combines athleticism, theater and comedy — a spectacle only fitting for the most popular sport in the world and the most mischievous brand. Los Cheetahs will embark on a nationwide tour beginning with an event on November 8 in Long Beach, Calif. To add to the magnitude of this news, global fútbol legend, Jorge Campos, is on the roster as one of Los Cheetahs' goalies.

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October 31, 2014

Time-based metrics are getting everyone’s attention at the moment because buying proxies of time are much better than buying clicks. Brands are fighting for a slice of a consumer’s life, and time is the best measurement to understand if advertisers’ efforts are successful.

October 31, 2014

Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” is changing its time to 4PM/3C, one hour earlier than its current schedule, starting Monday, November 3. 

October 30, 2014

Optimism about the economy is kindling holiday cheer as shoppers plan to spend more this year and tech-savvy shoppers have even higher spending expectations, according to Deloitte’s 29th annual holiday survey.

October 30, 2014

Marketing leaders at consumer packaged goods (CPG) firms are facing fundamental shifts in the global commercial environment. To meet these challenges, they have an opportunity to accelerate their adoption of digital—and rethink both their marketing models and their routes to consumer engagement.

October 30, 2014

I know there are books written on the definition of strategy, but I tend to think most books are too long (even my own book).  Simply put, strategy is a plan, which enables you to be proactive.  Strategy ensures you’re not forced to react to everything thrown in your direction at the same level of intensity.  Strategy creates priorities, gives you an end goal to shoot at, and a means of achieving those goals.

October 30, 2014

Marketing technology adoption will continue to grow next year, and thanks to the massive amount of data marketers now have, tools focused on making sense of all the figures are of particular interest.

October 29, 2014

Overall, 10% of consumers say they plan to spend more this year than last year, and multicultural households account for 43% of this year’s projected extra spending with Hispanics accounting for 13%.  

October 29, 2014

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 took over as the official Spanish-language Home of the FIFA World Cup™ in the U.S. across all video platforms following the unveiling of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ emblem in Moscow. The company also announced its broadcast plans for the upcoming other FIFA Events in 2015 to be featured across the Telemundo network and stations, the cable network mun2 and all its digital properties.

October 29, 2014

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced a new strategy for the Los Angeles market.  Effective immediately, Chivas USA will cease operations.  On Thursday, Oct. 30, the League will announce a new MLS Los Angeles club and ownership group.  The new club will begin play in 2017.

October 29, 2014

A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.

October 29, 2014

Mobile has now eclipsed desktop as a research tool with consumers spending more time on their mobile devices than ever. In fact, mobile devices account for up to 64 percent of time spent online and 42 percent of mobile users consider mobile the most important resource in their purchase process. While more than one-third of mobile shoppers turn to mobile exclusively, offline activity plays a big role in consumers’ purchase process as more than half (52 percent) reported visiting a physical store and 64 percent completed their purchase offline.

October 29, 2014

This year, República won one Gold and 10 Silver Daveys for exceptional work on behalf of clients BankUnited, Baptist Health South Florida, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Goya Foods and Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail.

October 29, 2014

Circulo Creativo, a non-profit association dedicated to promoting excellence and creativity within the U.S. Hispanic Marketing profession, announced that it has named Luis Miguel Messianu, President & CCO at Alma, its new Chairman of the Board, and Gustavo Lauria, Partner & CCO at We Believers, its new President.
 

October 29, 2014

Tono Studios collaborated with Havas Worldwide's Chicago office to create Dish Latino's new comedic spot starring actor Eugenio Derbez. Tono was tasked with mixing the elements as well as adding organic ambiance and effects to flesh out the advertisement and give it a realistic sound.

October 29, 2014

The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Telemundo39 / KXTX during the 12th annual awards gala held on Saturday, October 25 at the Bayou City Music Theater in Houston.

October 29, 2014

ZGS Communications announced that KTDO Telemundo 48 was the only local television station in El Paso to be recognized at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Lone Star Chapter's 12th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards. KTDO received two Emmys this past Saturday at the Bayou Music Center in Houston.

October 29, 2014

The original action-packed series “Lucha Underground,” from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures will air weekly on UniMás in Spanish

October 29, 2014

Cinelatino has secured exclusive U.S. Spanish-language rights to transmit The Fénix Film Awards (“Premio Iberoamericano de Cine Fénix”), an inaugural awards show honoring films and filmmakers from the Ibero-American region.

October 28, 2014

Casiano Communications Inc. and Direct ResponSource Inc. announced that they filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Law after advice that it is the only way to save employees’ jobs and treat creditors fairly.

October 28, 2014

Brooklyn-based Latin media company, Remezcla, announces the launch of its website, Remezcla.com, introducing new branding, new interface, and new sections.