For 2018 MAGNA anticipates that a robust economic environment and historically high consumer confidence should generate yet another growth year for the US advertising market. MAGNA is anticipating the overall market to grow by +5.5% to $197 billion. This is an acceleration on last year (+2.7%) and stronger MAGNA’s previous forecast of +5.0%.

TV advertising can be made much better: better for brands, for networks, for viewers. But this won’t happen until TV advertisers speak directly to TV ad sellers.

Cities are perhaps the best example of how complex adaptive systems can work in the real world.  As the world becomes a more complex and connected place, they may be the answer to our future.

Facebook faces new pressure amidst news that a political consultant was able to access private information of some 50 million users without their knowledge. In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, social analyst Debra Aho Williamson digs into the potential implications for marketers.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced it has named Krystyna Hall as Vice President of Corporate Communications, effective immediately.

Tampico Beverages announced the launch of its brand refresh, including an updated logo, a new look and feel across its family of fruit flavored juice drink products, website and social media channels.

For the most part, the study found that consumers shop for a variety of grocery-related items in-store. For example, roughly 96% of US internet users said they primarily shop for food and beverages at physical locations. And the same goes for products like household cleaning supplies, paper and plastic products, and personal care and hygiene products.

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc./

  • Is Twitter the new Yahoo?
  • Perception is reality in Northern California’s cutthroat ecosystem.
  • Nothing is more toxic in Silicon Valley than being regarded as a has-been.
  • Unfair as it may sound, Twitter’s stock price is stalled, its user base growth has plateaued and advertisers show less and less interest in sending their marketing dollars the little bird’s way.

With retail sales increasing 3.5 percent in 2017, compared to a gross domestic product growth rate of 2.3 percent the same year, the retail sector is showing signs of healthy growth thus the so-called ‘retail apocalypse’ is a myth, according to a new study from Deloitte. The study, “The great retail bifurcation: Why the retail “apocalypse” is really a renaissance,” found that the retail sector is healthy and shows strong signs of growth.

Last month at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Leadership Conference, IAB head Randall Rothenberg gave what may prove to be one of the most significant industry speeches in years, even more important than Proctor & Gamble CMO Marc Pritchard’s keynotes on viewability and cleaning up fraud.  Randy heralded the emergence of the direct-brand economy, explaining why the Dollar Shave Clubs, Caspers and Warby Parkers might take over the world, or at least put up a good fight against Amazon as it continues its relentless march to massive commerce power.

In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” eMarketer’s Ross Benes talks with Dave Pond, Vox Media’s general manager of display and programmatic, about how to improve the ad creative of automated advertising.

Without inspiration, employee advocacy can feel like giving a bland speech on an assigned topic. Authenticity and originality should be the foundation of promoting your organization and generating exposure for it. Without a sincere spokesman or exciting content, employee engagement is hardly convincing.  By Kelsey Taylor

In the face of rapidly evolving business and economic landscapes around the world, the importance of organizational intelligence and foresight thinking as a tool to unearth early indicators of change and unlock growth has never been greater. Many organizations are struggling with the accelerated pace of change and disruption from outside their traditional areas of influence.

The two most talked-about sectors in audio today – podcasting and Smart Speakers – post significant gains in this year’s Infinite Dial study from Edison Research and Triton Digital.

For the first time in the history of Spanish-language television, Noticias Telemundo aired a conversation between the main news anchors from the country’s leading Hispanic networks: José Díaz-Balart, of Noticias Telemundo, and Jorge Ramos, of Univision Noticias. The full conversation, which took place at Books and Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida.