This could be a daunting headline: “TV advertising hasn't yet seen real competition from digital.”  by Wayne Friedman

Whenever our nation is facing difficult times, whether natural disasters or mass shootings, we all come together to take care of our own.  It is in our DNA and part of what makes the United States great. There is a humanitarian crisis that is threatening the lives of millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and the time for action is now.  By Randy Falco, President & Chief Executive Officer, Univision Communications

PM3, an Atlanta based multicultural advertising agency, recently created the movement called "Puerto Ricovery".

With the new television season in the U.S. now upon us, viewers are able to connect with new program offerings as well as old favorites. While much focus will be on the shows themselves, Nielsen took a look at insights surrounding the advertising inventory—from how much money is spent on advertising over platforms to the commercial ratings lifts of ads beyond seven days to how marketers are leveraging branded integrations.

Retailers from Sears and Macy’s to bankrupt RadioShack and Payless ShoeSource have announced total closings of more than 6,000 stores this year, but even more cuts seem likely, based on a study of per-square-foot brick-and-mortar sales by retail research and analytics group Fung Global Retail & Technology.

Brand-safe media environment has catapulted to the top of media-buying priorities among media agency decision-makers, while research insights, audience analytics and data intelligence collectively rank as the most relevant contributing factor in the decision-making process among marketers.  By Jack Myers

The Univision Creator Network (UCN) launched five digital shows for the new Facebook platform for shows, Watch, featuring hugely popular Hispanic creators in scripted comedy series.

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

  • It was founded with fanfare by two former Google employees, Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan, and is getting tons of pretty negative coverage in the media.
  • The business plan: replacing actual bodegas with some sort of novelty vending machines.
  • “Turning bodegas into a thing of the past,” to quote the founders.

It is not surprising that the employed population is currently more Multicultural than ever before at 35% of up from 28% in 2012, according to SSG’s analyses of the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest job data.

There will be 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses projected this year – more than double the growth rate of all U.S. firms.

How a data-based approach to anticipating consumer behavior will change marketing forever

The proliferation of new media platforms makes media / audience measurement and consumer insight more challenging, yet more important than ever. But measurement within these new platforms is complex, imperfect and constantly changing. Advertisers, agencies and publishers alike struggle to make the best measurement choices to fit their specific needs and ultimately better their businesses.

Most money raised in politics is spent on advertising, and believe it or not, even in this digital age, most of those advertising dollars still go to the long-time king of political advertising: television.

It’s no secret that the U.S. retail landscape is experiencing one of the most seismic shifts in decades. Each day brings new challenges to navigate such as consolidation, price wars, channel fragmentation and major shifts in when, where and how consumers shop. Drug stores are not immune to these dynamics, either, and in many cases are hard at work to keep up with the changes in the industry.  By Courtney Jones, VP, Multicultural Growth & Strategy

In aggregate, the Hispanic and black radio audience totals 74.7 million people 12 and older, up 6.25% from 70.3 million just five years ago. While tune-in has grown across both black and Hispanic audiences, growth among Hispanic listeners has been notably higher than among black listeners between 2013 and 2017.

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