In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, analysts Yory Wurmser and Krista Garcia talk about the challenges faced by the department store sector, and what creative retailers are doing to adjust to new consumer habits and preferences.

Controversy continues to swirl over the recent FCC decision to allow Internet service providers greater control over the Internet “pipe,” setting up a marketplace that might come to resemble traditional pay-TV services.

A survey of senior ad buyers worldwide reveals a range of issues many have when it comes to programmatic advertising.

One in three people—2.48 billion—worldwide used a social network in 2017, eMarketer estimates. Rising social network use in emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa drove an 8.7% gain over 2016.

Conventional wisdom has long dictated that companies avoid taking a political stance on issues for risk of alienating—or outright angering—potential customers.

A few weeks ago I wrote about being authentic and genuine, both as a brand and a person. Unfortunately, there’s a downside to always being authentic, because that can lead to incredible rudeness.  How do you balance “being yourself” with being professional in the workplace?

GALLEGOS United announced it has hired Dino Spadavecchia as executive creative director. Spadavecchia will oversee development and execution of creative concepts for all clients.

Kantar Millward Brown released a new AdReaction study that examines the global state of multichannel advertising campaigns. AdReaction: The Art of Integration guides marketers on how to best navigate the myriad channel choices and ad formats, while delivering effective, integrated campaigns, well understood across channels by consumers.

In the 2018 RSW/US New Year Outlook Report, it unearthed a significant shift in the market that might have bigger, full service shops a bit concerned.  Today, more so than years past, marketers are looking to fill voids left by specialty agency talent in their roster shops at what could be considered an alarming pace.

Like it or not, our data is being harvested all the time and used to ‘personalise’ our online experience.  Increasingly people are wary and are asking more and more questions about how their data is being used: and what they’re getting in return.

Virtual Incentives released original research in a paper entitled: "The Future of Rewards: How Consumers Value Rewards and Incentives."

Spanish Broadcasting System announced that it had reached an agreement with Grupo Radio Centro ("Grupo") to settle the parties' long-standing lawsuit. SBS filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in February of 2016 immediately after Grupo hired an on-air radio personality from SBS's KLAX-FM in Los Angeles, alleging tortious interference and unfair competition.

On top of that are increasing operating costs and diminished revenue as a result of digital “badvertising” (fraud and middle men), along with the pressure to address issues like like social media addiction, and mental health problems attributed to social media.

Media-buying will continue to migrate “in-house,” thanks to programmatic ad technology, and the No. 1 reason is “control,” according to results of a survey of advertisers and ad agency executives being released this week by digital media-buying technology firm Centro.

This new division consolidates the company’s domestic and international scripted production units under Santana’s leadership who will now be responsible for Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships.

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