A new study by Verizon Media, MAGNA and IPG Media Lab, “The Interactive Effect,” reveals that interactive ads are an effective way to increase engagement, as they cast a wider audience net by quickly grabbing attention and re-engaging those who have previously rejected the brand. In addition, the study found environment to be key when leveraging interactive ads: legitimacy and site quality can be the difference between people interacting with these ad formats or not.

Despite a string of controversies and the public’s relatively negative sentiments about aspects of social media, roughly seven-in-ten Americans say they ever use any kind of social media site – a share that has remained relatively stable over the past five years, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults.
Growing share of Americans say they use YouTube; Facebook remains one of the most widely used online platforms among U.S. adult

Estrella Media presents two spring sales presentations in May – the Estrella Media IAB NewFronts presentation and the Estrella Media Upfront experience.

Sitecore revealed that nearly three in five (59%) of U.S. marketers wanted to quit their jobs at least once in the past year, and 79% found the pandemic to be the most challenging time in the history of their careers.

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the remaining 75% stake of Pantaya, the leading U.S. Hispanic Subscription Video-on-Demand Service from its joint venture partner, global content leader, Lionsgate. As a result of the transaction, Hemisphere now owns 100% of Pantaya, up from its previous 25% minority stake.

While Latinos over-index on using certain technologies, such as smartphones and social media, broad adoption of video conferencing apps and other online platforms being used to accommodate the shift from in-person to online qualitative research is not as prevalent.

Comcast announced it would invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help further close the digital divide and give even more low-income Americans the tools and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

According to Nielsen’s recently released Podcasting Today report,  the top genre among female podcast listeners in the U.S. is ‘kids and family,’ with a 77% audience composition.

Grow with our audience, and grow with us.  That's the pitch presented to new and returning brand managers and CMOs across a digitally delivered event that was one-part Upfront presentation and another part a full introduction to two new key members of the largest multimedia company superserving U.S. Hispanics today.  By Adam R Jacobson - Radio + Television Business Report

BELatina, a Latina digital platform and an expanded social footprint for the English-dominant, ambicultural Latina, has merged with BrandStar, a solutions-driven content producer, offering a broad range of services, among them strategic marketing, advertising, digital strategies, sales, and production.

Every year, the RAB-Borrell Digital Benchmark report catalogues the health of digital marketing in the U.S. radio industry. Every year, the results are interesting  ̶  but none, I would venture, can compete with 2020.

The Infinite Dial 2021 marks a significant year for the study, as the media measurement was done almost entirely during a time of quarantine or some level of restriction due to Covid-19.

One of the most basic tenets of an advertising plan is to deliver the right message to the right prospect. Today, that means going where all viewers are, not just the heaviest concentrations.

H Code released the 2021 Hispanic Digital Fact Pack. Derived from insights and metrics provided by H Code’s proprietary Intelligence Center.

In this year’s Thriving in an AI World, it’s been incredibly fascinating to see that business leaders are confident in AI’s ability to help solve major industry problems, including the challenges brought on by COVID-19, including helping with vaccine developmentand distribution(life sciences and healthcare respondents), detecting fraud (financial services), and improving bureaucratic efficiency (government).

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