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April 29, 2016

Every brand has a generalized framework for approaching consumers or customers. It usually goes something like this: First, assess the landscape, then define the prospect (“Who”); figure out what we want to say (“What”), and determine the best ways and means to communicate that message (“How”).  ATL, Who, What, How. Pretty standard.  This framework is so pervasive, so robust, and so fundamental that no one ever questions it. It has worked for a long time. You might ask, if it’s so great, why is brand advertising having so much trouble?

April 29, 2016

U.S. Hispanics are more prone to smartphone distracted driving than the general population, according to AT&T* It Can Wait research. 83% of Hispanics admit to using their smartphones behind the wheel. That compares with 71% of Americans as a whole.  

April 29, 2016

igital expertise in security, as well as web and mobile development, were most in demand for executives in the US and Europe during Q4 2015, according to research. Within a few years, competency in analytics and big data will be a more crucial skill needed.

April 28, 2016

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez once described Hispanic entrepreneurs as “America’s business future.” Mark his words because it’s looking as if he’s right. Not only is the Hispanic and Latino community expected to make up a third of the entire U.S. population by 2050, but this demographic is also creating businesses at 15 times the national rate today, according to a report from analytics firm Geoscape and the USHCC.

April 28, 2016

Telemundo announced sponsors of the 2016 “Billboard Latin Music Awards,” including DishLATINO, Domino’s, Ford, Garnier Fructis, TWIX®, Pepsi, Samsung Electronics America, Sprint, State Farm, Target, Toyota and Victoria.

April 28, 2016

When it comes to technology, sometimes there is a world of difference between wanting something and actually needing something. In the case of smartphones, the devices’ ubiquity in terms of U.S. penetration of 82% and cross-platform functionality definitely put them in the latter category.

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April 28, 2016

Telemundo confirmed the production kick off of its new original production “Silvana Sin Lana,” starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodriguez and the Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza.

April 27, 2016

The National Geographic Society announced that Emma Carrasco will take on the newly created position of chief marketing and communications officer and senior vice president of global strategy.

April 27, 2016

The hype around artificial intelligence (AI) is ramping up, especially as big tech companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft attempt to commercialize its use. Agencies are also starting to figure out how they can leverage AI to make their clients’ marketing and advertising efforts more effective. eMarketer’s Bryan Yeager spoke with Josh Sutton, global head of the artificial intelligence practice at Publicis.Sapient, to demystify how AI is used for marketing and what its future may hold.

April 27, 2016

It was the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this weekend.  It’s quite an achievement to be remembered for what you wrote over 400 years later. The British bard was obviously an enormously gifted wordsmith.  I was reminded of the importance of wordsmithing as I was working with a client on process, architecture and organizational structure.  We jointly creating a new approach to allocating budgets, defining target audiences and creating integrated marketing plans. But we soon realized that language stood in the way of clarity.

April 27, 2016

As influential decision makers in household spending, Latinas are rapidly becoming a key driver of the U.S. economy, staking their claim in major family financial decisions like vehicle purchases. 

April 27, 2016

Nearly 75% of global respondents, on average, say a brand's country of origin is as important as or more important than nine other purchasing drivers, including selection/choice, price, function and quality, according to findings from the Nielsen Global Brand-Origin Survey releasedy.

April 26, 2016

Roots Media Inc. announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with EFTR, Inc., operator of a network of 22,000+ catering and food trucks in 18+ states, to exclusively offer advertising on their vehicles.

April 26, 2016

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) stated its strong opposition to the proposal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow consumer electronics manufacturers and other developers to make set top boxes that can provide access to multichannel video programming.

April 26, 2016

But is there value in advertising on VOD in conjunction with linear TV?

April 26, 2016

GroupM published Interaction 2016, an annual report offering insights into digital advertising globally.

April 26, 2016

More than 1 million households in North America started camping last year. Of these new campers, 18 percent are African-American, 11 percent are Hispanic, and 44 percent are millennials, according to the 2016 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study supported by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA).

April 26, 2016

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc / LMMIAMI.COM

  • Showrunners: the Orcí clan.
  • It keynote speaker: Wendy Clark.
  • Other speakers of note.
  • Miss AHAA 2016: Ariadna Gutiérrez.
  • Big disappointment: the session with award-winning creatives.

 

 

April 23, 2016

U.S. digital advertising revenues reached an all-time high of $59.6 billion in 2015, according to the full-year IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US. This marks a 20 percent surge over the earlier record-breaking 2014 revenues of $49.5 billion – and represents the sixth year in a row of double-digit growth for the industry.

April 23, 2016

Our industry, indeed our world, could accurately be described as obsessed with Big Data. It’s an oft cited solution to many problems, be they ones of branding, advertising, customer understanding or even healthcare, city planning and finding love.

April 23, 2016

The  ClickZ  Intelligence report about the State of Mobile Advertising 2016, produced in partnership with Search Optics, is based on a global survey of more than 400 marketers and digital professionals.

April 23, 2016

The touchpoints revolution has created a big bang of rapidly emerging new data sources – but between these points of light, it’s also created black holes in our understanding that only a re-engineered approach to research can fill.

April 23, 2016

In a recent conversation, Graham Page, Head of Global Research Solutions, described chatter on social media as “horrible data”. In doing so, he was alluding to the fact that the data is inherently messy but also subject to many different influences. If you want to make sense of trends in social data, you have to be able to turn that horrible data into meaningful data.

April 22, 2016

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced it will be forming the Fusion Media Group (FMG). FMG will serve as the multi-platform destination for the new, rising American mainstream, delivering content that embodies the audience’s shared values and passion points across all platforms.  In a related step, UCI has reached an agreement with ABC to become the sole owner of FUSION, the joint venture the two companies launched in October 2013.

April 22, 2016

PMK•BNC announced its new multicultural practice, VOCES. The agency has appointed industry veteran Willy Villarreal as Vice President to lead the new business unit.

April 22, 2016

Post 3rd Open Enrollment CMS figures by ethnic & racial group are yet to be published by CMS, however, as of last Fall, most states had yet to enroll more than half of their Hispanic & African American uninsured ACA eligibles. But surprisingly, Multicultural segments eligibles are surprisingly less risky than White Non-Hispanic eligibles.