Latin America used to be the world’s most prosperous emerging region, but it is on the verge of being overtaken by other regions that were long considerably poorer. It has lost ground since the 1980s despite reform initiatives because of sluggish growth and the unequal distribution of the gains of that growth.

After the giant success of the FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2018, Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ and 2019 Copa America, revealed more details around its digital coverage plans for both tournaments.

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

  • Does sponsored content pose a threat -another one- to ad agencies?

Knowing that the census guides how much money a community gets from the government is the most important reason for people to respond to the census, according to results from a 2018 Census Bureau survey.

For the second year in a row, NGL Collective, a leading Latinx digital entity per comScore Media Metrix (Hispanic All – Multi-Platform), has been awarded the TAG Certification Against Fraud Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), the leading global certification program fighting criminal activity and increasing trust in the digital advertising industry.

After a year of political, environmental and economic upheaval, The Future 100: 2019 predicts how these disruptive currents will play out in culture, consumer behavior and emerging trends as consumers seek to navigate the storm.

Jeff Bezos said of the future of marketing,

“The balance of power is shifting toward consumers and away from companies… in the old world, you devoted 30 percent of your time to building a great service and 70 percent of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.”

by Niels Neudecker - Head of Global Connect Centre / Kantar

After a decade of steady growth, in-house agencies are finding their place in the sun. In March, marketers from some of the world's best-known brands took the stage at the ANA In-House Agency Conference in Orlando to celebrate the evolution of their departments from transactional "creative services" shops to high-value divisions that drive growth and customer engagement in a changing media and consumer marketplace.

Use of User-Generated Content (UGC) for marketing and advertising purposes has grown significantly in recent years due largely to the rise of social and messaging platforms where “ordinary people” have become avid and voluntary content creators, notably on their mobile devices. Publishers, marketers, and agencies are increasingly taking notice and capitalizing on this trend in new and exciting ways.

To the surprise of virtually no one in marketing, it appears that 2019 will be the year when spending on digital advertising finally surpasses traditional ad spending for the first time, a development that eMarketer dubs "a major milestone in the world of advertising." It projects that total digital ad spending in the U.S. will grow 19 percent, to $129.3 billion, and account for more than 54 percent of estimated total U.S. ad spending this year. Perhaps more noteworthy is the strength of this trend, with digital ads forecast to surpass two-thirds of total U.S. media spending by 2023. Marketers best buckle up.

According to the 2019 edition of Kantar’s Brand Footprint report, there are 17 global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands that are chosen by consumers more than one billion times a year, and 14 local FMCG brands that are in this exclusive ‘billionaire club’.

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, announced $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 68 non-profit organizations located in 11 markets. The Project Innovation program supports non-profit organizations that are using innovation to advance communities in the areas of storytelling, community engagement, culture of inclusion and youth education.

MSK, A WORLD RENOWNED CANCER CENTER, has appointed ALMA as its Hispanic agency of record following a competitive pitch.

Taking stroll down the US Hispanic advertising & marketing memory lane, we decided to list all the Hispanic focused TV companies or networks that existed or have existed over the last 20 years in our Industry.

In his book, How to Succeed in Business without Being White, Earl Graves, founder of Black Enterprise magazine, recalls one of his early successes, a sales call to a vice president at Hertz.  He brought with him two of the heaviest hitters in the Civil Rights movement, Julian Bond and John Lewis, both Georgia legislators, demanding that the Hertz VP “show his appreciation and awareness of his loyal African American customers” by buying multiple full-page ads over a period of several months.  The tactic worked.    By David Morse / New America Dimensions

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