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April 24, 2014

Global flows have been a common thread in economic growth for centuries, since the days of the Silk Road, through the mercantilist and colonial periods and the Industrial Revolution. But today, the movement of goods, services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals; to be unconnected is to fall behind.

April 24, 2014

This is the year historians will look back upon and recall as the year television changed forever.

April 24, 2014

Mobile may be winning when it comes to its growing share of time spent with media, but advertising dollars are following behind slower than one may expect, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast of time spent with media by US adults.

April 24, 2014

What categories reap the benefits of teen spending? In its April 2014 “Taking Stock with Teens” survey—the 27th semiannual edition—Piper Jaffray found that food grabbed the most dollars from this young demographic, beating out clothing for the first time in the history of the survey (20.8% vs. 20.7%). This change led Piper Jaffray to refer to the group as the “experience-seeking generation,” indicating a shift in teen spending away from tangible items.

April 24, 2014

Bud light and Telemundo Media announced “Buscando Mi Ritmo,” a new long-form branded reality competition series that will search for the unique sound that turns a singer into an artist – and an artist into a star. The series will put a new spin on the genre by pairing celebrities with up-and-coming musical bands that are looking to establish themselves in the music industry.

April 24, 2014

Siempre Mujer magazine announced that the first-ever Siempre Mujer Cover Contest.   Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, the contest will give the magazine's readers an opportunity to shine, while highlighting the talent, passion and beauty of Latinas around the country.

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April 24, 2014

Pepsi announced its partnership with Prince Royce and welcomes the artist as the newest member of the Pepsi music family.

April 24, 2014

A+E Networks Latin America, a joint venture between A+E Networks and Ole Communications, and Sony Pictures Television announced that they will launch Lifetime in Latin America and Brazil. 

April 23, 2014

Andrés Cantor is on the list of the world’s top legendary soccer commentators published by The FIFA Weekly, the official magazine of FIFA. Cantor is the only US-based, as well as Spanish-speaking commentator, included on the list published by the world’s leading soccer organization.

April 23, 2014

When Hispanic young adults think about their experiences in the working world, do they feel that being Latino is an advantage or disadvantage?

April 23, 2014

In celebration of the 44th annual Earth Day, DDB Worldwide today announced findings from the 2014 DDB Life Style Study (LSS), which indicates that across both attitudinal and behavioral measures, race is one of the best predictors of "green" living.

April 23, 2014

In 2013, time spent with digital media among US adults surpassed time spent with TV for the first time—with mobile driving the shift. This year, that trend will continue, according to new figures from eMarketer, as time spent with mobile devices continues to grow much faster than usage of all other media.

April 23, 2014

“Business Trends 2014: Navigating the next wave of globalization” explores nine trends that are currently reshaping the business environment, driven by long-term, potentially irreversible, shifts in the global economy.

April 23, 2014

FOX Deportes announced the addition of renowned Mexican soccer star Luis “El Matador” Hernandez as an analyst to its soccer talk show, La Última Palabra, and as a guest commentator across several of the network’s media platforms.

April 22, 2014

Multicultural is 'the' growth epicenter fueling the nation's economy. In Q1 2014 again, the changing face of those newly employed and their incremental impact in the overall U.S. economy was clearly driven by Multicultural segments, largely by Hispanics. A solid Total Market strategy that puts the newly employed in the center may be translated into real topline growth.  By Santiago Solutions Group

April 22, 2014

Over the last 18 months, I have been fortunate to work with quite a few CMOs and integrated marketing leaders from many well-known brands. Their businesses are very different from each other, as are their product portfolios and their distribution and marketing approaches.  All these senior marketers are very aware that their consumers and indeed their own world has changed and continues to change at breakneck speed. I believe there is no need to explain this fact to them anymore; they live it every day.

April 22, 2014

By Gonzalo López Martí @LopezMartiMiami

Creative awards are a necessary sand box for our profession.

No question about it.
Awards can give you visibility.
Awards are healthy boosters for an executive's career.
Not necessarily for said executive's employer, mind you.

April 22, 2014

Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching!

The aisles of our local Giant grocery store are alive with the synthesized sounds of cash registers noting savings. This is an unintended consequence of the chain’s generally impressive and advanced use of in-store mobile service and marketing.

April 22, 2014

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced the inauguration of its new “Vacilon de la Mañana” morning show format called “El Show de El Chikilin” on KLAX (97.9 FM), La Raza along with the on-air arrival of popular radio personality Beto Diaz “El Chikilin”.

April 19, 2014

In Jacobs Media's new study of core radio listeners, the impact of digitally delivered media continues its rise, providing both opportunity and challenges to traditional radio broadcasters.  The media habits of 11 different format core audiences, along with five generations, are examined in this mega-survey of radio listeners.  From Boomers to Millennials, different patterns of consumption emerge.

April 19, 2014

A lot can happen in the marketing world in six years. MediaCom USA CEO Sasha Savic posed three questions to client Dell’s Jennifer Statham, executive director of global marketing technology and agency strategy, about how the role of marketing will evolve by 2020.

April 19, 2014

Chris Brandt, CMO at Taco Bell, is calling the quick-service restaurant’s (QSR’s) new breakfast items “innovation with a twist on the familiar.” That’s his plan in marketing too, by using Instagram and soon rolling out a mobile ordering app.

April 19, 2014

Embattled by stiff online competition, brick-and-mortar retailers are looking to the internet for inspiration to improve the in-store experience. Online cookies, pixels and social logins track the shopper across the web, offering insights that ecommerce sites in turn rely on to advertise and merchandise effectively. A slew of new proximity platforms offer comparable tools for brick-and-mortar retailers, according to a new eMarketer report, “Proximity Marketing in Retail: Can Ecommerce Tactics Revive Brick-and-Mortar?”

April 19, 2014

Teens’ brand preferences are as fragmented as their media habits. With cool new brands popping up overnight thanks to crowd funding and venture capital and the rebirth of the small business, there’s always something new to discover.

April 19, 2014

Ms. Soto will be featured in print and TV ads for the Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color Series.

April 18, 2014

The subprime crisis of 2008 surprised a lot of people. But looking back, we are almost as mad at ourselves for not seeing it coming as we were at those who created the crisis. Media, specifically advertising, is about to go through a very similar period, and we are going to be just as angry looking back. In addition, unlike (perhaps) Wall Street, we are not too big to fail.