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September 30, 2016

This effort will be driven through an investment in and partnership with Chanclazo Studios, Inc. (“Chanclazo”), an innovative digital production studio that creates and distributes short and long form 3D animation, virtual reality and augmented reality content for Hispanic audiences.

September 30, 2016

Hispanic consumers contributed over $63 billion in total sales to the U.S. auto industry in 2015, a trend that has continued this year.  A new IHS Markit Hispanic Consumer Report shows over the first three months of 2016, Hispanic consumers contributed nearly $15 billion to industry sales.  However, the auto industry eschews spending with Spanish media or in the Latino community, whose purchasing power has been growing 70 percent faster than Americans’ as a whole, Henry Cisneros and Sol Trujillo wrote in the Wall Street Journal.

September 30, 2016

More than 75 percent of CEOs include gender equality in their top ten business priorities, but gender outcomes across the largest companies are not changing. Women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager—so far fewer end up on the path to leadership—and they are less likely to be hired into more senior positions. As a result, the higher you look in companies, the fewer women you see.

September 30, 2016

Last week, we learned that foolishness was still very much part of our world, when Japanese ad giant Dentsu had to publicly admit it had treated client Toyota’s digital media transactions as a simple means to fill its (Dentsu’s) own coffers. We also heard with incredulity that Facebook had overstated the time its users actually viewed videos on its site, which was due to a fault in one of Facebook’s algorithms. Ugh, if the smartest on the planet can’t even do it… And then there was the Yahoo hack.

September 30, 2016

With lower attention spans and higher media exposure, brands will need to cut through the clutter to draw Gen Z’s to their ads. (Generation Z, also known as “post-Millennials,” commonly refers to the cohort of individuals born after 1996.) Marketers might need to refresh their ads more frequently for this group than any other generation. To get their attention, marketers can also attach their ads to exclusive content preview clips for new movies or game highlights from major sporting events.

September 29, 2016

In just under two weeks, the marketing and advertising industry’s best and brightest will gather in Los Angeles for the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, presented by Time Inc. One of the featured speakers at this year’s event is Brian Beitler (pictured), EVP and CMO at Lane Bryant. Last year, Lane Bryant launched its groundbreaking “Plus is Equal” campaign that helped bring female body positivity into the national conversation. With this campaign, the company has helped to pave the way for broader acceptance of a previously ignored consumer segment that represents nearly 80 percent of African-American women and 75 percent of Hispanic women. Below, Brian shares a quick look at his upcoming presentation, his take on the importance of multicultural marketing in today’s marketplace, and what he sees as the future of multicultural marketing.  By Crystal Albanese, senior manager of committees and conferences at ANA

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September 30, 2016

Nielsen announced that as part of its ongoing effort to advance television measurement, it will expand the use of its Portable People Meter™ (PPM) technology to provide direct persons measurement for Local TV ratings.

September 29, 2016

Consumers’ grocery shopping patterns are quickly evolving as just-in-time shopping is becoming the norm. Since there are more places to shop, and more products to choose from than ever before, IRI® is taking a closer look at how retailers can find true organic growth by maximizing the value of their current shoppers in today’s fragmented marketplace

September 29, 2016

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4A’s) revealed findings of two new surveys about diversity. One survey found that 4A’s members reported the industry hasn’t done enough to improve diversity within its ranks, while another showed that consumers believe strides have been made in the portrayal of diversity in ads during the past five years.

September 29, 2016

tudies have shown that millennials tend to be less brand loyal than preceding generations. With access to more marketing channels and greater exposure to advertising, millennials have more forces impacting their purchase decisions than other age cohorts.

September 29, 2016

Consumers are turning their back on brands as 39% of U.S. respondents ‘actively ignore’ social posts or content, despite soaring usage of popular social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram.

September 29, 2016

For anyone in the CPG industry still unclear about the power of direct-to-consumer models, Unilever’s July purchase of Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in cash was a deafening trumpet blast. The five-year-old startup,  which had pole-vaulted from obscurity to huge consumer awareness through brilliant YouTube videos, had also created a large subscription business and millions of direct consumer relationships in the process.

September 29, 2016

Comcast announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks

September 28, 2016

Viant announced the findings of its new report: The Anatomy of a Department Store Shopper. This new research offers key data and insights into the purchase and consumption habits of heavy shoppers from three top national department stores.

September 28, 2016

The findings include surprising juxtapositions. Some tactics are clearly performing well, but only utilized by a small number of brands. Other tactics are widespread among brands, but the performance data shows little to no payoff. The report also puts concrete numbers behind strategies that marketers have believed intuitively to be effective, but never had good data to corroborate. Based on Beckon's marketing performance analysis, third-party research and case studies from customers, the report makes recommendations to help data-driven marketers set benchmarks for success and chart a better course for action.

September 28, 2016

Mobile shopping and purchasing have become the norm across the globe, according to “Mobile Commerce: A Global Perspective,” an in-depth survey of mobile users from 19 countries around the world, released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) at the IAB MIXX Conference.

September 28, 2016

Youth may be wasted on the young, but when it comes to taking control of their health and well-being, Millennials are pretty much kicking older generations’ saggy-old butts. That’s because, unlike Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, Millennials have a decidedly different take on what wellness means to them and how they’re living their best lives.

September 28, 2016

As video advertising continues to grow across the board, marketers and agencies are increasingly focusing on social venues such as Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope

September 28, 2016

Telemundo 47 / WNJU has named Colum Carey Vice President of Sales.

September 28, 2016

Burson-Marsteller has named Mike Fernandez Chair of its Global Corporate and Financial Practice. 

September 28, 2016

Nielsen announced Digital Content Ratings is available in full syndication for clients beginning Sept. 30, 2016.

September 27, 2016

Companies that know how and when to use the wide array of research tools available today have a big competitive advantage in generating insights that lead to new organic growth.

September 27, 2016

Pinta announced the launch of Bodega Media, the new platform targeting U.S. Hispanic audiences through a combination of more than 30,000 retail locations nationwide coupled with a database of four million active Hispanic mobile customers. 

September 27, 2016

This comprehensive report explores virtual reality’s promise and pitfalls as the “the next big thing” in digital advertising.

September 27, 2016

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

  • Let me take you down memory lane for a moment and bring back that old marketing soundbite from the 80s: brand positioning.
  • The little concept that made the Al Ries & Jack Trout dynamic duo a staple of the lecture circuit.
  • To be sure, many a marketing & advertising charlatan still uses it profusely.
  • Me being one of them, of course.
September 27, 2016

Programmatic ad spending in the US is exceeding projections, and will continue to grow at double-digit rates for the next several years.