U.S. advertising will grow +6.2% in 2019 to $244 billion. This will mark a fourth consecutive year of solid mid-single-digit growth for the industry on an underlying basis. Taking out directories and direct mail makes the health of the industry look even stronger, with a +7.6% underlying growth rate for 2019, although including political advertising in all years brings growth down a few notches to +3.8% all in. However we look at it, growth has been robust relative to the general economy, which is generally decelerating on an underlying basis.

Horizon Media announced that it has hired Sandra Alfaro as EVP Managing Partner of 305 Worldwide, effective immediately. Alfaro joins the Horizon team to lead 305 Worldwide, Horizon’s recently launched full-service multicultural agency with Armando Christian Pérez, aka Pitbull, the GRAMMY© Award-winning artist, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and education advocate, as its Chief Creative Officer.

There has never been a more exciting time in media. As we enter 2020, change in the media landscape is accelerating at an unrelenting pace with new technologies, platforms and business models continuing to re-shape our industry.

Lynn Blashford, marketing VP at hamburger restaurant chain White Castle, doesn't target customers according to their age. Nonetheless, Blashford is keenly aware of millennials' craving for authenticity. "They have an appreciation for nostalgia when the story is authentic, and that works to our advantage because we have a heritage that goes back 98 years," she says.

A new white paper released by five leading advertising standards organizations highlights the importance for brand safety of adopting effective identification measures across the digital advertising supply chain. Released by the Brand Safety Institute (BSI) in coordination with Ad-ID®, EIDR, Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), and IAB Tech Lab, "Identification: It's as Easy as ABC" outlines the full scope of existing and planned identifiers for advertising assets, businesses, and consumers.

In a new KPMG study, “The Truth about Customer Loyalty,” we asked close to 19,000 consumers across 20 countries – including 2,000 in the U.S. – for their views on brand loyalty. Their responses clearly show that loyalty is not dead, but it is evolving and there is a lot of headroom for change.

Some of my colleagues expressed concern over last week’s post which likened online advertising to a cult. But what else do you call the unthinking faith that many marketers have in the power of digital advertising? Sadly, data has a lot to do with reinforcing that faith, but the right data can also help marketers break out of the cult.  by Nigel Hollis

Being a two-way feedback exchange between a committed client and an active agency, the agency evaluation process could be better described as a relationship evaluation. And while much has been written about agency evaluations from the client's perspective, there's been little coverage of the agency's side and its specific practices and behaviors.

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

  • A few weeks back, South Dakota state authorities launched a series of PSAs under the tagline “Meth. We’re on it”.
  • Next thing you know, a nationwide burst of social and traditional media handwringing ensued.
  • The campaign was lavished with self-righteous outrage and condescending criticism.

The Ibero-American Creativity & Strategy Festival (FICE) has named Richards/Lerma its 2019 Independent Agency of the Year in the USA Hispanic and Multicultural category. The recognition celebrates Richards / Lerma’s work creating disruptive and impactful content for a diverse, multicultural America.

HispanicAd.com in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2019 Hispanic Market Overview. 

Languages are constantly evolving to suit the needs of its users, this can clearly be seen when looking at the Hispanic/Latino population living in the United States. This segment of the population has blended their language, cultural heritage, and the experience of being Latino in the U.S. with American culture in order to navigate and simplify their day-to-day lives. As a result, trends such as Spanglish and code-switching have become a natural way of communicating for U.S. Hispanic consumers. We will discuss what each of these trends are, as well as the implications that they have for advertising to Hispanic consumers.  By Isaac Levine  - Hispanic Marketing - Florida State University

World AIDS Day (December 1) is a time to remember those we've lost to HIV/AIDS, celebrate our successes in saving and improving the lives of people living with HIV, and renew our commitment to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States and around the world.

Uforia presents “Uforia Celebra Explosión Urbana - La Época de Oro” (Uforia Celebrates Urban Explosion: The Golden Age) a televised music special that dives deep into the Latin Urban movement that has taken over the world, featuring exclusive concert footage and interviews with the artists that have propelled a ‘Golden Era of Latin Music.’

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

“Beware those who want to save the world,
most likely they just want to control it.”

  • It certainly makes sense to rely on prestigious, independent organizations to help us out in certain fields.
  • It is indeed useful to consult the positions of, say, la Real Academia de la Lengua Española or, in the financial world, Standard & Poor's, Moody's or Fitch.

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