US Hispanic focused Public Relations agency The JeffreyGroup will expand its offering to include advertising and marketing disciplines and re-brand itself as an Ad Agency in 2014.
Every year there’s someone difficult to shop for. As we head into the holiday season, everyone has that friend or relative who poses a tricky gift-giving conundrum.
In an always-on world, mobile devices are always at-hand as consumers move from screen to screen, according to a new eMarketer report, “Key Digital Trends for 2014.”
Age and Sex Table Packages and Race and Hispanic Origin Table Packages: 2012 — These table packages are from the Current Population Survey and include detailed statistics about five-year age groups by sex, the older population (55 and older), and the Hispanic, black and Asian populations. The tables provide a wide range of social and economic characteristics, such as marital status, educational attainment, nativity, employment status, occupation and poverty. These tables are also available for previous years and are only available at the national level and should not be confused with similar American Community Survey statistics.
WPP's Millward Brown and Ogilvy & Mather released a syndicated tool for understanding a brand's value across racial or ethnic segments. The Brand Cross-Cultural Index (BCCI) is a brand equity database, assesses and ranks brands based on their appeal to non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, Black and Asian consumers.
According to Radio INK, that's what some lawmakers seem to be thinking in a letter written to new FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler from the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The opening paragraph highlights the importance of the commission's removal of the Fairness Doctrine, calling it an intrusion into free speech. That's followed up by a call to stop "this most recent attempt to engage the FCC as the news police." What has lawmakers all twisted up is the commission's November Public Notice announcing a field test for the research design of a multi-market study of critical information needs. The committee letter states, "The proposed design for the CIN study shows a startling disregard for not only the bedrock constitutional principles that prevent government intrusion into the press and other news media, but also for the lessons learned by the Commission's experience with the Fairness Doctrine."
According to the LA Times, Meruelo Group, owners and operators of MundoFOX 22 in Los Angeles, will be acquiring radio station KDAY 93.5 FM (Redondo Beach, CA)/KDEY-FM (Ontario, CA).
Tustin-based alPunto Advertising has partnered with the Coast Colleges District, which oversees three colleges and 5 campuses in Orange County, California to study better and more effective ways of attracting Latinos to college, plus ways to make it easier for Latinos to decide to attend college.
The Hispanic Public Relations Association's Chicago Chapter (HPRA Chicago) announced its 2014 Executive Board.
As an end-of-year exercise, I’ve identified three important advances in the T/V (Television/Video) ecosystem from 2013 that will have a favorable impact on the new, emerging ad-supported business model. These are changes that let go of the things that don’t work in the traditional television model, in favor of those that digital T/V brings -- promising a better viewer experience, better advertiser value, and more revenue potential for media providers.
Daniela Busoli has been promoted to CEO FremantleMedia Brazil, based in São Paulo, while Adrián Santucho becomes the new CEO of FremantleMedia Mexico, US Hispanic and Pan-Regional Productions, based in Miami.
Hispanics may be driving population growth in the U.S. -- but when it comes to appearing on the silver screen, they're a pretty rare sight. In October, USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released a study revealing that in the top 100 grossing films of 2012, only 4% of speaking characters were Hispanic. In fact, they are the most under-represented group in movies (76% White, 11% Black, 5% Asian).
The year's end is fast approaching. It's a time when many choose to reflect on the months gone by, and to re-establish their priorities for the new year. When it comes to finding stability between work and leisure time, some Americans are more out of balance than others - none more so (perhaps not surprisingly) than those in households with children, who report the fewest median hours of leisure time per week (15 hours).
Are millennials online video viewing habits substantially different than those of older viewers? Data from a November 2013 survey of online adults in the US conducted by YuMe and IPG Media Lab seems to indicate the answer is “yes.”
Yahoo! Inc. presents “Year in Review 2013”, a retrospective look at 2013 that highlights the interests of millions of Yahoo users; while presenting the most relevant stories, favorite topics and personalities of the year.
Fernando Reis joins as senior art director accompanied by Marcelo Padoca, senior copywriter.
Companies are their own worst enemies. The amount of wheel-spinning that takes place to get an initiative in place or even started, only for the rug to be ripped out underneath due to “a new CMO coming in” (or an existing one going out), “a budget cut” or “a reorg,” translates into significant hours expended, and therefore has a very real price tag.
Telemundo Studios has begun filming of its new original production, “En Otra Piel,” starring Maria Elisa Camargo, David Chocarro, Jorge Luis Pila and Vanessa Villela, with a special appearance by Laura Flores.
The agreement will provide users of Batanga Radio services with access to WMG's repertoire, which includes material from some of today's biggest international and domestic artists.
For those brands still deciding on the merits of Total Market (TM) strategies and whether to make the shift, the panel presenting the preliminary results of AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing's Total Market benchmark study at the recent Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Multicultural Conference, made compelling arguments on the need to evolve towards Total Market strategies.
Telemundo Media partnered with Target for the first-ever “Celebremos Juntos” holiday special which aired on Sunday, Dec. 1 on Telemundo. Engaging families to spark conversations and empowering consumers to make this season their own, Telemundo and Target partnered to create a custom photo-based digital campaign for Target asking viewers to submit their most festive holiday photo for a chance to win a $1,000 Target gift card and the opportunity for their photo to be featured in a LIVE commercial.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened enrollment just two months ago and, while much has been said about the government's implementation, little has been said about the consumer's journey or the role the health insurance companies play-or not play-along the way. A recent assessment of a few State-based Market places1, State-Federal Partnerships2, and Federally Facilitated Marketplaces3, shows that many Hispanics, the greatest source of growth of eligible uninsured in key markets, have great challenges to engage through ACA.
The generation that many groups have characterized as lazy and self-absorbed is suddenly entering the parental space. Millennials are starting to become moms and dads. As a matter of fact, 10.8 million American households are now headed by Millennial parents, according to a recent study by Barkley, “Millennials as New Parents.” However, according to more than one source, the generation that many marketers thought they had pegged in terms of priorities and values may be very different than originally perceived. It seems that, especially once they become parents, Millennials take a more modest approach to consumer habits, valuing quality over quantity and practicality over status.
Over the past year, the term "native advertising" has evolved from a simple industry buzzword into a complex, frequently debated advertising strategy being heralded as the future of digital. At the same time, content is considered the number one marketing priority this year, according to eMarketer. The two are often mentioned concurrently. So the question often proposed to me is if there is a difference between native advertising and content marketing. I always reply with the same answer: There is no fundamental difference.
I know that Thanksgiving is over, but I wanted to say that I was and am thankful for the advertising industry (of course in addition to my family, health, friends and good fortune). And not just for the ad I saw in a taxi last week that informed me that I could use American Express Rewards Points to pay my fares (which I'm now doing regularly when in cabs with Verifone screens). I am thankful for advertising because it does so much for us, far more than most of us give it credit for.
MundoFox announced the premiere of “La Vida Sigue” (The Life We Lead), a new, captivating romantic drama that poses the question: What happens when your life goes on without you? “La Vida Sigue” will air Monday through Friday at 8PM/7c starting Monday, December 9, on MundoFox.