Growth in Facebook ad revenues may be slowing, according to eMarketer estimates, but they will still swell more than 60% this year to reach $5.06 billion worldwide, after posting growth of 68.2% in 2011.

Throughout my professional life, I’ve had the privilege of riding hundreds of steep learning curves, getting thrown into the deep end in a huge variety of industries, disciplines, and markets.

The number of hours in the day may not be growing, but the amount of time US consumers spend with media is—thanks to multitasking.

The devices that power our digital lives have undergone disruptive changes over the past several years. Smartphones have evolved from text-based communication tools to multimedia hubs. Ereaders and tablets have grown from cool ideas to transformative technologies. Televisions, game consoles and media players have gained internet connectivity, and with it, access to new worlds of digital content.

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and iVillage announced they have joined forces to form a multi-platform destination, “iVillage Mujer de Hoy,” designed to reach the 16 million Latinas in today’s rapidly growing Hispanic digital marketplace.

Changes in US media consumption habits have brands reevaluating their multichannel marketing programs. Marketers continue to combine channels with the purpose of achieving maximum reach, but as multiple digital devices become staples of US daily life, traditional media such as TV, print and radio are no longer the only channels offering marketers mass exposure.

SONIC launched their new bicultural website, designed as customers were sitting in a car at their local SONIC. The website features a distinctly Hispanic flair while capturing the authentic dining experience that makes the popular destination unique in the restaurant industry.

comScore, Inc. released the 2012 U.S. Digital Future in Focus report. This annual report examines how the prevailing trends in social media, search, online video, digital advertising, mobile and e-commerce are defining the current marketplace and what these trends mean for the year ahead. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

Research from AT&T AdWorks conducted in September 2011 found a majority of marketers and agencies believe audience targeting will completely replace content targeting in the future. But at 60% vs. 40%, that view was far from universal.

As US online ad spending closes in this year on $40 billion, the bulk of that spending will go toward just a few formats: search, banners and video advertising.

Doug Brooks
Global Executive Vice President
Marketing Management Analytics (MMA)

360i launched a series of reports exploring the role social media plays in the lives of Hispanics living in the United States. Reaching and engaging this population has become increasingly important to marketers over the past decade. The growth of this population presents both the promise of reaching a dynamic and engaged audience – armed with ever-increasing purchasing power – and the challenge of understanding the cultural nuances of a demographic with unique digital behaviors. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

Denny's, America's iconic family diner, announced the launch of its first national online marketing campaign targeting the Hispanic consumer. The Funny Or Die spoof video, titled "Skillet Whisperer," features famed dog behavioralist and TV personality, Cesar Millan, Star of National Geographic WILD's 'Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,' taming an unruly Denny's Sizzlin' Skillet. The video is produced in both Spanish and English to effectively reach a diverse audience.

Nobox just launched the Facebook application, SuperViajeros – Nuevos Destinos (SuperTravelers – New Destinations), an online interactive adventure for its client, Copa Airlines.

Telemundo Media is fully engaging its strategic digital unit [email protected], in launching an innovative social media strategy for the network’s latest original novela, “Relaciones Peligrosas,” starring Sandra Echeverria.

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