The issues raised in the subsequent transparency debate are complex, and if the allegations against the agencies are true, the behavior is reminiscent of past high-profile financial scandals.  By Bob Liodice and Doug Wood

The GenForward Survey is the first of its kind—a nationally representative survey of over 1,750 young adults ages 18-34 conducted bimonthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity influence how young adults or Millennials experience and think about the world.

Almost half of North American and European consumers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council say they will abandon a brand and take their money elsewhere if they continuously encounter a poor, impersonal or frustrating customer experience across channels of engagement.

Programmatic is certainly not going away, but I do think marketers are starting to smell it for what it really is.  It’s a cost-saving strategy, which attempts to create the same ROI for a fraction of the cost when compared to more “traditional” forms of advertising.  

Lehman Brothers, Tyco, Enron, Worldcom, step aside!  Media agencies and their owners belong in the same lineup as Bernie Madoff, Dick Fuld, Dennis Kozlowski, Ken Lay, Jeffrey Skilling and Bernie Ebbers!  By Michael Farmer

Recent Valassis research indicates a continued desire to save, with 90 percent of U.S. shoppers reporting they use coupons, obtaining them from a variety of online and offline sources.

Highlighting the contributions of creative talent to social and economic progress, the Inter-American Development Bank today launched the e-book “Orange Economy: Innovations you may not know were from Latin America and the Caribbean”.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," analyst Cathy Boyle and researcher Chris Keating discuss the market for mobile apps, and what it means for businesses.

After numerous delays to its planned initial public offering, Univision Communications’ owners are reportedly considering an alternate exit strategy—an outright sale of the company.

Artificial intelligence (AI) may bring to mind sci-fi images of earth-dominating robots, but it's a term that's set to shape the future of B-to-B marketing.  Surprising? Consider this: AI may already be selecting your next film on Netflix, your next song on Spotify, or helping to choose your next meal out, based on recommendations by Apple's Siri.  By Marc Keating, chief innovation officer at Stein IAS

Out-stream video advertising has emerged as an important revenue source for social media companies and publishers with limited or no video content. But while out-stream seems poised for continued growth, certain obstacles could halt its progress—including concerns over potential ad fraud.

Currently, there are about 8.4 billion connected devices worldwide, up 31 percent from 2016 according to Gartner’s estimates. The consumer segment is the largest user base of these devices with 5.2 billion units being utilized in 2017. These devices represent 63 percent of the overall number of present applications. We can only expect these numbers to continue growing exponentially. These astonishing statistics show a radical shift in how consumers are receiving and transmitting data about themselves. However, with this technological advancement comes numerous privacy issues.

Are you thinking of promoting in Spanish but feel daunted by the complexities?  irect-to-consumer promotions in Spanish present challenges to the U.S. marketer -- scarcity of quality Spanish copywriters (as opposed to translators), misconceptions about Spanish "dialects," misinformation about the market, conflicting evidence about assimilation and preferred language, and so on.  By Daniel A. González

Republica announced the appointment of Bianca Ruiz as vice president, group account director and Tania Echevarria as senior manager, creative operations.

A strong brand voice is a living, breathing manifestation of your brand promise. This voice comes from a much deeper place than stringing together clever words and phrases to sell products. An authentic brand voice solves problems, delivers a great customer experience, and stands for something.

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