Device fragmentation is a tenacious problem for content providers and advertisers. The rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets, the growing popularity of internet-connected TVs and the promise of web-enabled everyday devices like watches and eye glasses means digital content will need to be served to an ever-increasing number of screens, according to a new eMarketer report, “Responsive Design: A Solution for Publishers, a Question for Advertisers.”

AARP announces the launch of its first Spanish-language YouTube channel, AARP en Espanol.  The channel offers Hispanic AARP members content created specifically with them in mind.

Video advertising on mobile devices blends two of today’s most sought-after marketing channels, according to a new eMarketer report, “Mobile Video Advertising: Choices for a Rapidly Changing World.”

Televisa Publishing + Digital, a division of Grupo Televisa, announced the launch of the Vive Vanidades Total Beauty Guide app available for download for the iPad.

More media buyers are putting online display and search dollars to ads served to consumers based on their previous digital behavior. Media-buying platform Chango found that in February 2013, over half of media buyers surveyed in the US, Canada and the UK planned to increase their investments in site, search and Facebook Exchange (FBX) retargeting.

For the first time, a Spanish language ad has become one of the Top 10 most viewed ads on YouTube.

Last week I attended an event at The Standard Hotel in New York City hosted by venture capital firms NEA, Silicon Valley Bank and Lerer Ventures. The Standard’s Roof Bar offers extraordinary views of lower Manhattan, including Freedom Tower and its newly installed spire.

From this column and hundreds like it, you would be forgiven for having ingested the mantra that journalism as we know it is over and print is dead. Social dominates, but we haven’t yet figured out how to monetize digital.

Dubbed “Aroma de Amor,” the web-only Spanish-language novela seeks to connect with consumers while entertaining them with original content, the company notes. Featuring love, friendship, and royalty wrapped into a storyline that puts Gain front and center, the novela features actors Melvin Cabrera, Gabriela Vergara, Fernanda Romero, and Angie Russian.
BY Adam R Jacobson, for HispanicAd.

Social networking sites have grown more important in recent years as a venue for political involvement, learning, and debate. Overall, 39% of all American adults took part in some sort of political activity on a social networking site during the 2012 campaign.

Use of sports apps by members of the Arbitron Mobile smartphone panel has been climbing steadily since their post-Super Bowl, mid-winter doldrums, thanks to the NCAA Tournament and opening days of the regular season of Major League Baseball.

Telemundo Media announced the launch of multiple digital and social media initiatives in what represents its most ambitious effort to connect and engage with music fans during the broadcast of the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards airing tonight, Thursday April 25, at 7pm/6c live from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. This year’s highly interactive initiatives include over six hours of live-streaming starting with the Red Carpet show, followed by a Social Media Reporter show presented by State Farm and Sprint's Backstage Show. In addition, music fans will be able to tap the Awards show’s exclusive zeebox experience, participate in Pepsi and Trendrr’s “El Pulso”, take part in the show’s first-ever “Momento del Fan”, interact with Telemundo’s first Keek profile and view custom branded videos via Toyota’s mobile hub.

Telemundo Media and zeebox announced a partnership encompassing the network’s second screen initiative to date, kicking off with the 2013 “Latin Billboard Awards Presented by State Farm” on Thursday, April 25, at 7pm ET/6pm CT.

As the percent of Hispanics who use mobile devices continues to climb, even more impressive is Internet radio’s reach with the growing Hispanic market. Findings from a top ten market study reveal that 32.7% of all Hispanics have logged on in the past month to an Internet radio website such as Pandora Radio, iHeartRadio, or The figure represents 4.2 million Hispanic Internet radio listeners in the top ten markets.

The benefits of shopping via digital channels—convenience, low prices and the ability to browse vast inventories—has brought a fast-growing number of people into the ecommerce marketplace. And women, often the chief shoppers of the household, are at the forefront of this transition.