The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) voted to elect Veronica Potes, NBCUniversal, president of the 2018 HPRA Executive Board. Potes has been a part of the organization for more than a decade. Rosemary Ravinal, Univision Communications Inc., will serve as president-elect for 2018.

The top types of brand-unsafe content that marketers said they or their brands had been exposed to were disasters/tragedies (39%), divisive politics (39%) and fake news (39%). However, almost one-third also said their content had appeared too closely to that of a competitor, underscoring how broad a definition respondents had about unsafe content.

There has never been a more exciting— or a more complicated— time to be in the OTT business. With new virtual MVPDs (vMPVDs) and even social media players like Facebook and Twitter entering the already-crowded over-the-top space, understanding the changing OTT market has never been more important.  Our latest white paper, 8 Trends Shaping the OTT Space, sheds light on some of the key trends crucial to understanding how this market is evolving.

The FIFA World Cup, as you probably already know, is the ultimate sports competition in the world, showcasing premier level soccer stars playing with their national teams. This tournament takes place every four years, but what you might not know is that there’s another battle that happens behind the scenes: it’s a competition between brands to outfit and sponsor each national team.  By Vicente Navarro, partner and vice president of business development at AC&M Group

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Nielsen released their second year findings of its "Digitally Engaged Food Shopper" study.  Building on the joint research findings issued in 2017, this second set of insights examines what food and beverage manufacturers and brick-and-mortar retailers need to do to ready themselves for the rising digital grocery landscape, identifying six digital imperatives for omnichannel success.

Miami based the community has been assigned AOR responsibilities for Domino’s.  The agency will handle 360-degree efforts in the mainstream and US Hispanic markets.

Lizette William's initial assignment will be Head of Cultural Engagement at McDonald’s.  Prior to joining McDonald’s, Ms. Williams worked at Kimberly-Clark and PepsiCo.

 

Around the middle of 2017, Nielsen polled over 2,000 monthly multicultural YouTube users. The results were consistent with what we learned from our Hispanic Millennial Project Study and We Are Gen Z Report: Multicultural consumers want more messages tailored to them. They are going to YouTube to find representation and inclusion.  by Karla Fernandez Parker

Google and Facebook's grip on the digital advertising ecosystem also extends soundly into the realm of digital video, according to new research from Wyzowl.

But older consumers remain comparatively wary

Telemundo Deportes wraps up its coverage of the 2017-18 NFL season presenting the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl LII, live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

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

  • Technology finally confirmed what we had suspected all along (especially us cynics in the ad biz): nobody gives a damn about those brainy, carefully fact-checked foreign policy op-eds that appear on the Sunday paper.
  • Our newfangled ability to track what people click on on their various devices is one rude awakening: most folks out there seem to have quite corny consumption habits.
  • To put it mildly.
  • Dancing cats, wardrobe malfunctions, celebrity gossip, the Paul bros, conspiracy theories.

Being a simple chap, I like to divide the bulk of the media agency world up into planners and buyers.  I know everyone has far smarter and possibly more accurately descriptive job titles these days, but fundamentally you're either a "hot" buyer (driven by the deal) or a "cool" planner (driven by the data).  By Brian Jacob

Marketers today need fast feedback on whether their campaigns are likely to succeed or not. While automated pre-testing provides the opportunity to anticipate how well a campaign will perform, many will still want to check whether the in-market performance is on track for success and properly analyzed search and social data can help provide that feedback.  by Nigel Hollis

Everyone is cutting the cord. No one watches scheduled linear TV anymore. Millennials have never seen a TV remote control, let alone operated one of those elusive little contraptions.

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