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

  • The Democratic Party should shift to the center and build a tent big enough to accommodate independents, moderates, disenchanted conservatives and the like, right?
  • RIGHT?

“Build The Wall” has long been a mantra of the nationalist, anti-immigration movement in the US. But Dallas-based agency Richards/Lerma has turned a symbol of divisiveness into a way to welcome immigrants and visitors to Dallas through Welcome Walls.

 

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube… if you’re not tapping into Streaming Video on Demand (SVOD), you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. According to a 2017 study conducted by Fluent LLC, SVOD usage has surpassed cable, with 67 percent of U.S. internet users streaming video on demand, versus 61 percent who are consuming through cable. And according to Cord Cutter News, over 9,000 Americans are ditching cable each day.  By: CMC Research Chair Nancy Tellet

There's been a recent trend among many brands of moving their advertising in house, as first reported by the Association of National Advertisers in 2013. Many companies cite faster turnarounds and lower costs as top reasons to make the move. Although the popularity of going in house hasn't yet reversed, an increasing number of brands are realizing the choice isn't always cut and dry, and that bringing advertising in house isn't always as effective and efficient as they initially believed.

Is the "like" on social still enough? How about the share or impression? Those are the questions many brands are asking after years of being inundated with vanity metrics on the reach and impact of ad campaigns.

Working in advertising isn’t enough to prevent a person from becoming fed up with the ads they see.

Lin-Manuel is truly emblematic of the American Express brand. He is someone deeply committed to his local communities – including Washington Heights, a neighborhood in the northernmost part of Manhattan, where he grew up and now lives with his family.  On Monday, September 17th, American Express is rolling out - this Spanish version of the ad via media such as Telemundo.


Just when you think teens and young adults never look up from their screens, think again. Although every generation is using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and new platforms that are developing on the daily, social media is not the only way! That’s right, face-to-face connections are here to stay.  By: CMC Research Chair Nancy Tellet

In theory the application of zero-based budgeting to marketing ought to be a good thing: no more budgets based on historical spending and funds allocated between options based on current performance. What is not to like? How about the fact that there is often a huge divide between theory and practice?  by Nigel Hollis

Companies in Latin America will soon have access to national reputation rankings through which they will be able to measure their positioning facing different audiences, thanks to a partnership between Reputation Institute, a global consulting firm and Newlink, a collaborative consulting firm in South Florida with offices in Latin America, United States, and Europe.

Univision Network will celebrate Mexican Independence directly from Mexico City, Los Angeles, and San Antonio.

Amid concerns about automation, the need for new skills, an aging workforce and tightening labor markets, the make-or-break issue facing companies this year is the need for realignment among the C-suite to focus on business’ evolving role in society.

The poverty rate dropped consistently every year from 2015 to 2017 — a total of 2.5 percentage points — to a rate of 12.3 percent in 2017.

It is hardly news that women—particularly women of color—are chronically underrepresented in the US tech sector. Perhaps more alarming is that the trend is headed in the wrong direction. The percentage of computing roles women hold has largely declined in the United States over the past 25 years.

Fail fast has become a major catch phrase for innovation teams lately, but when put into practice, the end result is often the product of simply cutting corners.

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