Data is still core to being a successful marketer, but there’s a more tangible consumer resistance rooted in privacy as a result of the recent Facebook issues. So where does that net out for marketers?

Marketers seek more customer data, but many struggle to make sense of what the numbers are telling them.

ANA client-side membership is overwhelmingly female, white, and heterosexual — but nonetheless is more gender and ethnically diverse than CMOs at ANA member companies.

According to Asian-Americans: Digital Lives and Growing Influence, a Nielsen report released, Asian-American consumers are growing faster than the general population and maintaining income and education rates higher than any other racial or ethnic group. Asian-Americans continue to make gains as tech-enabled influencers with unlimited potential. As the fastest growing ethnic group, Asian-Americans' consumer buying power has grown exponentially to $986 billion, up 257% since 2000, versus 97% for the total U.S.

GOOOOOOOOOL!!! Sprint is joining forces with Telemundo Deportes as the halftime sponsor of Telemundo's Spanish-language coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

We’ve now reached the crux of the matter when it comes to the ad biz.

Telemundo Deportes and Panini America celebrate the countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM by kicking off a partnership that brings to fans Telemundo’s first-ever augmented reality (AR) experience for all things World Cup.

Advertisers can build more transparent, partner like relationships with their media agencies by taking four steps.

The industry is a blaze just before Upfront Week, Gizmodo's Special Project Desk writers Kate Conger, David Uberti, and Laura Wagner wrote this article about their parent company Univision, it’s worth a read.  In two words, OUCH & WOW!  Give us your thoughts. 

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

  • Protestantism began because the Catholic Church was selling indulgences: documents that exculpated the dead and the alive from spending time in hell or purgatory.
  • Yup, the Holy Church literally was, and possibly still is, a “salvation retailer”.
  • In the 1500s some mid-level religious staff mostly in Northern Europe “protested” this questionable practice.
  • Politics kicked in.

Republica announced the promotions of Michael DeJesus and Federico Giraldo to creative directors. In their expanded roles, DeJesus and Giraldo will report to Chief Creative Officer (CCO) Milton Lebron and help lead the agency’s award-winning creative team.

Total media ad spending worldwide will rise 7.4% to $628.63 billion in 2018, according to eMarketer's latest report, "Global Ad Spending: The eMarketer Forecast for 2018."

GroupM released a new report, “State of Digital,” offering intelligence on consumer media consumption and advertising investment trends worldwide. Among a series of publications by GroupM prognosticating media marketplace futures the world over, the new report focuses on the impact of technology and digital capabilities on consumers and advertisers.

You can say that Cinco de Mayo is a “crown import,” and we pretty much owe it to Corona (Crown) — a Mexican beer. It might have been the effect of too much beer, or maybe just too much marketing. Blame it on the guac, the fajitas, the uplifting sounds of mariachi bands, the colorful Mexican flags, the margaritas, the beer … and more beer. And don’t forget the lime — another clever marketing stunt that demonstrates, once again, that advertising really works! Other beer brands have followed suit, but this “historic event” has turned so proprietary for Corona that nobody else comes close. Corona has even gone as far as to write “Cinco” with the very distinctive Corona font!  By Luis Miguel Messianu, Creative Chairman-CEO Alma, Miami

Millennials' behavior is among the most scrutinized, but don't be too quick to stereotype this generation.

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