The demographic profile of women who give birth in the United States is changing. This is due in part to shifting immigration patterns, but also to notable changes in birth rates among some groups, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

The retail experience of the future is personalized, but what actually resonates with consumers? How can retailers deliver personalized experiences at scale? In this episode, research experts Joe Beier and Rachel Bonsignore from research firm GfK share insights from their latest study.

Fueling the blur of combat is a radical shift in brand growth models. Within the span of most executives’ careers, advances in technology have reshaped how consumers engage with brands. In the US and UK, more than 60% of consumers now discover products online, and 85% of millennials trust reviews from a faceless stranger more than traditional advertising.

Most CMOs are familiar with the "language of the C-suite." Tasked with more responsibility for the entire company, CMOs and marketers have learned that words that are appropriate to use with their peers and other marketers — clicks, views, opens, downloads — don't work in the C-suite. That's where being able to effectively communicate using words and phrases such as "profit and loss" (P&L), "return on investment" (ROI), and other finance-related lingo is the cost of entry.

 L'ATTITUDE, a top-tier business and media event, and Wells Fargo announce a strategic collaboration to elevate the U.S. New Mainstream Economy driven by Latino entrepreneurs, consumers and workers.

Client management is an important counterpart to an agency’s new business program. Even the best new business program can be undone by an unsustainable client load and mismanaged agency-client relationships. On the flip side, client management may be challenged by poor qualification and inconsistency in your agency’s new business processes. For the best results, agencies should have both pieces in place.  by Mark Duval / The Duval Partnership

The first step to winning a person's heart and mind is being relevant, engaging, and eager to capture her attention. It's the same drill for advertising. Above all, advertising creative is the most important factor for influencing behavior and driving sales.

An overwhelming majority (67%) believe ethics in journalism will be worse during the 2020 presidential campaign. When asked about the impact unethical journalism has on the country

The advertising industry, struggling to find ways to generate growth, has instead turned on itself, extracting value from partners rather than finding better ways to provide value to customers. The outcome is predictable, and the consequences may be difficult to reverse.  By Michael Farmer

This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).

'How will the end of Game of Thrones impact HBO’s subscriber base?' was a question frequently heard over the last few months as the show wrapped up its final season. It isn’t an unusual question. Channels often face a wave of cancellations when a big show ends – or even after a season finale.  by Anjali Puri - Global Director, Qualitative Offer and Expertise / Kantar

Hickies promises to make the burden of untied laces a thing of the past. Winc delivers bottles of wine personally customized for a particular palate. Quip sends a quarterly replacement head for an electric toothbrush.  These are just a few of the hundreds of direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands that have emerged in recent years, with a business model based on bypassing traditional retail outlets and reaching consumers primarily through digital sales and marketing channels, including e-commerce and social media.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the median household income was not statistically different from the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from 2017. At the same time, the rate and number of people without health insurance increased from 7.9%, or 25.6 million, in 2017 to 8.5%, or 27.5 million, in 2018.

Chiqui Cartagena has joined The Conference Board as Chief Marketing Officer and Leader of its Marketing & Communications Center.  Cartagena comes to The Conference Board from Univision Communications Inc., where she held multiple leadership roles.

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) announced the creation of a new division dedicated to ensuring that the industry’s measurement systems are aligned to the business and measurement agenda of marketers.

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