Highly digitally-connected media planners are bringing their own biases to the interpretation of campaign data, argues Hannah Gillett, Strategy Director at Spark Foundry.

While 27 percent of chief diversity officers find themselves still having to make the case for diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, the good news is that the majority of top leaders already understand how critical these efforts are. Indeed, in my work in talent and diversity at Google, Disney, and other large firms, I’ve found many leaders eager for actionable frameworks and advice to create more inclusive cultures. But again and again I find one thing plaguing their attempts: fear.    By Daisy Auger-Dominguez

“Human in the loop” contextual targeting – which uses brand preferences to power machine learning that is overseen by humans – is dramatically more effective than traditional modes of ad targeting, according to “Solving Brand Suitability,” a new study by MAGNA and the IPG Media Lab conducted with Zefr, the Contextual DMP™ for brands and agencies.

Personalization at scale is where retailers and consumer brands are competing to win. But in focusing on “playing offense” to capture value, executives are often overlooking their “defense”: preserving, protecting, enabling, and accelerating the hard-won gains of their digital efforts by ensuring that personalization at scale keeps personal data secure and private.

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2019 Hispanic Market Thought Leaders (previously Hispanic CMO) for our readers.  Curated by Gilbert Davila, President/CEO, Dávila Multicultural Insights and Chairman of the Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Conference and Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM).

Conill announced that advertising creative Gustavo Sarkis will join the agency as its Executive Creative Director effective November 20. In this new role, Mr. Sarkis will lead all Conill creative teams and client campaigns across its offices in Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami.

The ANA is tackling the marketing industry’s ongoing talent crisis head-on with a new multi-tiered campaign designed to inspire talented and diverse university students to choose marketing as a career.

The share of adults who have lived with a romantic partner is now higher than the share who have ever been married; married adults are more satisfied with their relationships, more trusting of their partners

Equal business stature is a straightforward concept. It’s important because deals often don’t get closed without it. People do business with those they respect, those they trust and view as credible, and who they see as their peers. If you are viewed as less capable or less professional, why would someone trust you with their business?  by Mark Duval - The Duval Partnership

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson joins host and fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss the advertisers that are driving the shift from traditional media ad spending to digital. Does the traditional narrative hold up that a long tail of small advertisers rocketed Facebook to Google to prominence, or are digital pure plays responsible for the shift?

Entravision Communications Corporation announced the promotion of Jose Mateo III and the appointment of Erika M. Marrero to Vice Presidents of Entravision’s Audio Network Sales.

Beauty adspend has struggled in recent years as magazines and television –  traditionally favoured by brands for their ability to evoke emotional connections with consumers through bold imagery and high production quality – have lost audiences to the internet. While these channels are still valuable, circulations have declined for many years and ratings are now falling in key markets.

Espada PR announced that their new office in New York City to be directed by veteran publicist and marketing expert Wilson Guzman.

Sometimes when you finish writing an article, you may struggle a bit to find a catchy headline. You look for something that could immediately break through the clutter, maybe something with a sense of humor, sometimes a breaking news approach. However, that’s not the case for this article. Sorry, but this time I went with a direct headline. Why? Because I believe it is crucial to address this topic in a very straightforward manner.  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA

Despite the headlines and hashtags, women around the world are fatigued and believe meaningful change is coming too slowly. Nielsen recently took a closer look at the worldwide reality of where women are today and found that there’s an opportunity here for brands.

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