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January 17, 2019

Connected intelligence is leading the way in transforming media, and we asked some of our global experts across Kantar to create 12 lively predictions for 2019. They are intended to be useful and practical, not grand airy-fairy concepts. We want to help marketers and agencies tackle their media and effectiveness challenges head on.

January 17, 2019

Production centralization, hands free (voice recognition) production, and usage rights as some of the major trends to watch out for in advertising.

January 17, 2019

About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site's classifications do not accurately represent them

January 17, 2019

In a recent piece of thought leadership, Agency Mania Solutions examined some of the pitfalls that advertisers can encounter in the course of adopting and capitalizing on improved scope-of-work management systems.

January 17, 2019

Fortune 500 board representation of women and minorities saw an all-time high at 34 percent (1,929 board seats), compared to 30.8 percent in 2016 (1,677 board seats). Total minority representation increased to 16.1 percent (912 board seats) from 12.8 percent in 2010, the first year Fortune 500 data was captured. Report findings point to the increase being driven by the Fortune 100 companies, which have 25 percent women and 38.6 percent women and minorities.

January 16, 2019

Deloitte Global forecasts smart speakers will be worth US$7 billion in 2019, becoming the fastest-growing connected device category. This is according to Deloitte’s 18th edition of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions.

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January 16, 2019

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.announced the appointment of Victor Roque as Vice President, General Manager of the Puerto Rico market, La Mega 106.9FM, La Nueva 94FM, Zeta 93FM, Play 96.5FM, LaMusica App and MegaTV

January 16, 2019

Hogarth Worldwide, a WPP company and internationally-known marketing implementation agency, announced that it has established a new operation in Miami focused on the Latin American market.

January 16, 2019

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands are on a rapid ascent, disrupting traditional retail. These digitally native brands are experts at cutting out costs and efficiently acquiring customers. They are also succeeding as “brands” in a very traditional sense—by identifying the unmet needs of modern consumers.

January 15, 2019

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

  • If you are a government official vulnerable to blackmail because, say, a foreign power has a “kompromat” in its possession (eg; a salacious video of your naked self canoodling with a sex worker in a hotel room), it is not a privacy issue, it is a matter of integrity.
  • “Never do or say anything you wouldn’t do or say in front of your kids.”
  • Or in front of your constituents.
  • Or your significant other.
January 15, 2019

Combate Americas announced key appointments to its leadership team. Billy Sanez joins Combate Americas as Senior Vice President of Marketing, and Rosa Gomez is named Director, Digital and Social Media. Sanez will oversee brand development and integrated marketing communications.

January 15, 2019

While the 2017-2018 season may have been a rocky one for the NFL, the league’s signature event still continues to shine: The average cost of a :30 ad in Super Bowl LII climbed to a record $5.235 million, with overall spend totaling $482 million, second only to the previous year’s game which went into overtime. Kantar Media’s analysis of its exclusive data shows that the Super Bowl remains the preeminent live television event. However, there have been some changes in advertiser strategies, including experimenting with shorter ad lengths and leveraging social media to get the most from their campaigns.

January 15, 2019

It’s CES week, meaning that all that’s happening will stay in Vegas. Yes, you are attending a ton of meetings and presentations, and perhaps even find time to walk the floor and get dazzled with all the latest shiny objects.

January 15, 2019

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the U.S. improved in the fourth quarter of 2018 as optimism continued to grow about their financial situation as well as the economic outlook for the U.S., according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) in FAU's College of Business.

January 15, 2019

Chapter Two:  Hispanic Americans - There have been Hispanics living in the present-day United States since the Spanish started roaming around Florida looking for the Fountain of Youth. But it was the 1980 Census that led some white Americans to wonder whether the country was “browning.” The Census made headlines when it proclaimed that there were 14.6 million Hispanics living in the U.S., an increase of over 50 percent from 1970. By 1990, the number, largely driven by immigration, had increased to 22.4 million. Headlines were made again, big time, when the 2000 Census showed that there were 35.3 million, meaning that Hispanics had surpassed African Americans as the largest minority in the country. In 2018, that number was more than 60 million, over 18 percent of the U.S. population. The number of Hispanics in the U.S. is expected to grow to 106 million by 2050, at which time Hispanics will make up nearly 30 percent of the population.  By David Morse / New America Dimensions

January 12, 2019

2019 is here, and with it, a flood of advertising industry predictions. From an agency new business perspective, we can expect ongoing change (which has become the norm) and a continuation of trends from previous years. Unlike previous years, the potential for these trends to touch your agency’s new business outcomes and bottom line seems greater.  By Mark Duval - The Duval Partnership

January 12, 2019

No longer a futurist's daydream, artificial intelligence (AI) is attracting significant investment and growing quickly. According to a December 2018 estimate from tech research firm Tractica, the direct and indirect application of AI software generated $5.4 billion in worldwide revenues in 2017, and is forecast to produce a whopping $105.8 billion by 2025.

January 12, 2019

Twenty-seven million Americans are starting or running new businesses, based on data reported in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor United States Report: National Entrepreneurial Assessment for the United States of America released by Babson College.    

January 12, 2019

Advertisers across industries share a common challenge: how to know which marketing activities are actually driving profit and which are wasting spend.  One way to answer these questions is a measurement approach called marketing mix modeling. Marketing mix modeling calculates the total effect that every marketing channel and its key dimensions, such as product and geography, have on sales and other performance metrics, while controlling for exogenous factors such as weather and seasonality that impact business performance.

January 12, 2019

The winds of change have once again impacted one of our key Hispanic & Multicultural ad agencies.  At the end of 2018, WPP parent corporation of Grey decided based on pressure from key clients like Proctor & Gamble, that multicultural talent needs to be integrated in all vertical and horizontal levels in the agency structure.  WING employees and talent will be integrated under the Grey New York agency and will not function as an separate division within the WPP and Grey Network.

January 11, 2019

“Vida y Salud” will air in two-hour episodes every morning from Monday through Friday in the United States and in Latin America on AZ Mundo, a TV Azteca International Pay TV network. Segments of the program on specific topics will also be available for the global market via the new Spanish-language health website www.VidaySalud.com.

January 11, 2019

Telemundo announces sponsors NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the integrated sponsors for the first-ever Spanish-language version of NBC’s hit series The Voice, which will be premiering on Telemundo on Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m./8C. Sprint, State Farm and Toyota have signed on to produce creative show integration segments

January 11, 2019

Univision Communications unveiled its digital and social media programming slate for the new season of “Mira Quién Baila All Stars” (Look Who’s Dancing or MQB), the megahit reality competition series starring celebrities showing off their best dance moves for good causes.

January 11, 2019

Media consumption trends show U.S. Hispanics are first adopters when it comes to hot new tech. How can broadcasters that wish to target these consumers best invest in the tech tools and advancements that will help leverage their brands, and extend them in ways that will ensure continued relevancy in the years ahead? That's the topic of conversation in this fresh Hispanic Radio Podcast.

January 11, 2019

Shoe Carnival has selected McCann as its agency of record for integrated marketing services. The McCann team will include specialty agencies Compass Point (Media AOR), Casanova (Hispanic strategy, media and creative), MRM//McCann (digital strategy and technology) and Momentum/Chase (Shopper Strategy).

January 10, 2019

Entravision Communications Corporation announced radio format and programming changes in the Albuquerque market with the launch of La Suavecita on KRZY 105.9 FM, effective immediately.