The latest data from GlobalWebIndex finds that ad blocking is still on the rise in globally. While it is not a surprise, the news did remind me that I have seen far less coverage of this issue lately. It is almost as if the industry shrugged its shoulders and said, ‘well, it can’t be helped’. Except, of course, it can.  by Nigel Hollis

Conventional wisdom has depicted millennial men as the weaker sex of their generation—slower than millennial women to get their act together as financially independent adults. As they’ve gotten older and as the Great Recession has subsided, the men have at least partly outgrown that stereotype, to the extent it was ever accurate.

The report tracks the value of the world’s most valuable brands and provides insights on the potential of strong brands. The total brand value of the 2018 BrandZ Top 100 is $4.4 trillion following a record 21% growth – equating to a rise of nearly $750 billion.

When it comes to social behaviors, US residents who hail from Latin America tend to be more social and team-oriented than the overall population.

After a dinner at which I sounded off about the inability of big companies to innovate, my friend sent me a link to this article, ‘Why Big Companies Squander Good Ideas’ . It is another interesting read and it strikes a chord with me because it does not buy into the typical disruption model or assume that everyone is an idiot.  by Nigel Hollis

Video ad spending on social properties is growing rapidly. In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers," we break out highlights of our new forecast for social video ad spending, and dig into the growth drivers.

What's the state of political and automotive advertising for the U.S. Hispanic market? That's the topic of conversation in this latest Hispanic Radio Podcast, hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson. In this edition, Jacobson speaks with Entravision Communications SVP/Integrated Marketing Solutions Angie Balderas.

Two years after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, and with a record number of women running for Congress in 2018, a majority of Americans say they would like to see more women in top leadership positions – not only in politics, but also in the corporate world – according to a new Pew Research Center survey. But most say men still have an easier path to the top and that women have to do more to prove their worth. And the public is skeptical that the country will ever achieve gender parity in politics or in business.

Univision’s reality competition “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (NBL) is back with a new look and attitude for a new season.

Telemundo Puerto Rico/WKAQ-TV will air “Together We Are Great” (Juntos Somos Grandes), a live, three-hour special program on Thursday, September 20 at 7 PM ET to pay tribute to the strength and resiliency of Puerto Ricans, one year after Hurricane Maria made landfall in the island.

The 2018 ‘Miss Universe Puerto Rico’ pageant, which will take place at San Juan’s renowned ‘Centro de Bellas Artes’ on Thursday, September 20, at 8pm ET/5pm PT, will air live in the U.S. exclusively on WAPA America and Television Dominicana, as well as in Puerto Rico on WAPA Television.

 

Hispanics are the nation's youngest racial/ethnic groupYouth is a defining characteristic of the U.S. Latino population. About six-in-ten Latinos (61%) in the U.S. were 35 or younger in 2016. The number of young Latinos –35 million – increased 20% from a decade earlier, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing youth populations in the country. With a median age of 28, Latinos are also the nation’s youngest major racial or ethnic group.

Walt Disney World Resort launched a month-long video campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month showcasing its diverse Cast Members from around the world and the vital role they play in creating and spreading the magic at Disney Parks and beyond.

The CEO and founder of Combate Americas wants to make mixed-martial arts (MMA) the most popular sport among Latinos in the world, after soccer.  By Court Stroud

Produced by Telemundo and Somos Productions, the fourth annual “Latin AMAs” pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the tradition of the “American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted award show.

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