Desiree Katzenberger, Director of Media Strategy and Planning at d expósito & Partners, was recognized February 6th, in New York City for being a “Rising Star,” a distinction created by Cynopsis Media which celebrated its fourth annual Cynopsis TV and Rising Star Awards at The Yale Club in New York City.

Whether purchasing recycled paper and plastic, eliminating toxic chemicals from products, or setting goals to reduce carbon emissions, a growing number of global brands have upped their games to meet the standards of environmental watchdogs and conscious consumers, as well as the social media armies that stand behind them.

The National Retail Federation forecast that retail sales during 2019 will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion despite threats from an ongoing trade war, the volatile stock market and the effects of the government shutdown.

Over the past few years, deep learning has gone from an esoteric branch of AI, focusing on theory, to being so mainstream that even an actress from Twilight has published an academic paper on it. This rise of deep learning over traditional machine learning methods has also led to the creation of a host of new platforms designed to help businesses improve work and work flow.

By Gonzalo López Martí    - Creative director, etc /

  • It was a Super Bowl to forget.
  • Sports and advertising wise.
  • If the annual January NFL extravaganza is a barometer of the national sentiment, we might be going through a collective lethargy of sorts.

Have you been ghosted recently? For those unfamiliar with the term, “ghosting” is the practice of suddenly cutting all ties and communication with no explanation, use of which which grew in popularity with millennials and their dating habits.

According to the research, women’s inclination to take risks declines as they become more experienced in their careers – even as their self-confidence grows. Forty-five percent of respondents with less than five years of experience say they are open to taking big risks to advance their careers, versus 37 percent with over 15 years of experience. Women of color are the biggest professional risk-takers, with 57 percent saying they are open to taking big chances versus 38 percent of white women.

Mobvious Media announced the appointment of George Ruiz to the position of Midwest Sales Director. In this position, Ruiz will help lead the Mobvious business in the Midwest region. Ruiz will report to Heidi Corn, Vice President of Sales.

The trade war, to date, has been somewhat hypothetical, existing mainly in the minds of consumers as it has yet to hit our wallets tangibly. However, this may be changing in 2019 as the latest slate of tariffs is likely to affect items in grocery stores across the country. Hispanic grocery stores, however, have enjoyed a steady rise in business during 2018. So, will the impending tariffs stunt this growth?

Data privacy battles are heating up now that a group of US senators have asked regulators to investigate how telecom firms sell people's location data.

February has started to creep onto my calendar, so it must be time to discuss agency new business resolutions. They may be your “New Year’s resolutions,” or they might be your annual new business goals, formal or informal. Either way, these annual new business “resolutions” are notorious for ending up on the back burner and fading away into good intentions, as we quickly fall back into familiar habits. Before that happens, I want to share a few tips that can help you set up positive, repeatable sales habits while the new year is still full of maximum possibilities.  by Mark Duval / The Duval Partnership

American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Fame this year will inducted Hector Orci - founder and co-chairman, Orci.

At the outset of Donald Trump’s third year in office, the public’s to-do list for the president and the 116th Congress spans domains with the economy, health care costs, education and preventing terrorism all cited as top priorities by majorities of Americans.

It's time to eliminate three words from the marketing procurement vocabulary: "commodity," "vendor"  and "supplier."      

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc./

  • The prophecy Jorge Luis Borges masterfully enunciated in his short story El Aleph (Buenos Aires, 1945) pretty much has come true: there’s a window into pretty much the entirety of humankind’s body of knowledge & perception.
  • The internet.
  • And social media, which are increasingly one and the same.
  • In Borges’s imagination, however, the window was a peephole affixed to a wall at some dude’s basement.