ESPN Deportes will provide 24/7 multiplatform Spanish-language news and information coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil June 12 – July 13 available across television, radio, online and mobile.

Uniting all its media platforms and properties around the global sporting event that generates the most intense passion in Hispanic fans –the FIFA World Cup–, Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is poised to provide millions of soccer lovers with unparalleled access to the highly awaited tournament this summer through its sports division, Univision Deportes. The FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ takes place between June 12 and July 13, 2014.

Telemundo announced it will premiere “Miss Latina Universo,” the first-ever reality show in television history to send its winner to the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant, Miss Universe®, on Sunday, June 15 at 8PM/7C. 

Hispanic On Demand, a U.S. Hispanic digital media company, has launched a unique cutting-edge online advertising multiplatform designed to provide optimized planning, purchasing, management and targeting for U.S. Hispanic digital ad campaigns.

Last year I wrote about the Brooklyn Nets and the master class in branding they put on display in their new arena. But if you want to be truly schooled on how to manage a brand, visit Disneyland and see how longtime professionals do it.

Starting this year, Nielsen will increase the sample size in 15 Local People Meter markets. Five previously announced markets - Dallas, Washington, D.C., Houston, Miami, and Denver - will see an increase of 200 homes this year. The two largest markets, New York and Los Angeles, will have their sample sizes increased by 300 homes next year.  In addition, the following eight markets will each have their sample size increased by 200 homes in 2015: Charlotte, St. Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, and Phoenix. These sample increases represent on average a +30% increase in sample size.

The Mirren-RSW/US 2014 New Business Tools Annual Report is a must-read resource for anyone involved in Agency New Business.

Seventy percent of media professionals are interested in learning more about cross-device advertising, according to a research study released by Conversant, the leader in personalized digital marketing. The study, which was conducted by independent research company Bovitz, Inc., solicited insight into the planning and buying processes for digital media.

From all that’s been written about the importance of radio creative lately, it’s clear that many recognize that poor creative continues to suck the ROI out of radio advertising. What’s not as readily apparent is that poor creative negatively impacts radio’s performance in econometric/Media Mix Modeling modeling, which so often plays a critical role in media selection.

Millennial Media released Cross-Screen Consumer Behavior Decoded, a report that explores how demographics, content, and time of day influence cross-screen consumer behavior.  The acceleration of multiple device ownership with faster network access around the globe has fueled the ability to reach consumers as they move from screen to screen. 

Employed Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers may complain about being overworked—but for Millennials, getting more work is a major goal.

More than 10 million Hispanics are eligible to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, representing unparalleled opportunity for businesses aiming to succeed in the emerging New Health Economy focused on delivering consumer-centered care, according to “Hispanics: A growing force in the New Health Economy” a new report from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI).

The South and West dominated the list of fastest-growing municipalities between 2012 and 2013, claiming all of the top 15, seven of which were in Texas. Frisco and McKinney (near Dallas), Odessa (in West Texas) and Pearland (near Houston) were the other Texas cities on the list.

Digital advertising spending is expected to grow faster in media and entertainment than in other US industries covered by eMarketer. A key driver behind the projected increases is the heavy use of video and rich media ads, the two fastest-growing ad formats, by marketers of news media, movies, TV shows, games and music.

Social TV has turned watching TV into an interactive experience—an experience that connects viewers in the moment with friends, content creators, stars, and likeminded—or not so likeminded—fans.