The Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC) released Latino Gross Domestic Product Report: Quantifying the Impact of American Hispanic Economic Growth, a study that for the first time ever calculates the full Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the American Latino population. At $2.13 trillion, the estimated U.S. Latino GDP is the seventh largest GDP in the world, with American Latinos driving growth of the U.S. workforce and economy.

Artificial intelligence has already transformed everything from the IT department to the customer service experience, and now, machine learning is on track to completely change the ways we think about ad creative.

NGL Collective announced it has been awarded the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). TAG is the leading global certification organization dedicated to fighting criminal activity and increasing trust in digital advertising.

The year is 2024, and more than 50 percent of American product purchases are made through e-commerce thanks in part to the rise of "app-tapping" (waving your phone to purchase a product) and speak-to-purchase ads that merge TV and streaming content with in-home digital assistants. Video games and social media are as popular as ever, though more and more people prefer to hang out in virtual-reality "PlaceScapes," where savvy marketers are starting to invest. The process once known as advertising is nearly unrecognizable as companies rely on artificial intelligence to disseminate targeted ads based on billions of data inputs, though tougher privacy laws and the proliferation of ad blockers continue to pose challenges.  By Chuck Kapelke

In my opinion, one of the defining characteristics of great leaders is that they make decisions based on solid data. I have always advocated that individuals and organizations must face the “brutal facts” when dealing with difficult situations in order to develop viable solutions.  By Ralph de la Vega / Chairman at De La Vega Group

Jesus Ramirez founder and Executive Creative Director of San Antonio based Cartel Creativo with Victoria Murphy Hudson has passed.

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

  • It is no secret that innovating from within can be extremely hard, if not impossible, at large corporations.
  • Part of the reason is that most large companies have a single minded, volume-based, low margin business model: make industrial amounts of one thing and one thing alone, inundate the market with it.

The vast amount of product information available to consumers through online search renders most advertising obsolete as a tool for conveying product information. Advertising remains useful to firms only as a tool for persuading consumers to purchase advertised products. In the mid-twentieth century, courts applying the antitrust laws held that such persuasive advertising is anticompetitive and harmful to consumers, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was unable to pursue an antitrust campaign against persuasive advertising for fear of depriving consumers of advertising’s information value. Now that the information function of most advertising is obsolete, the FTC should renew its campaign against persuasive advertising by treating all advertising beyond the minimum required to ensure that product information is available to online searchers as monopolization in violation of section 2 of the Sherman Act.

Once every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a gargantuan task, one that the founding fathers of the United States considered so important they mandated it as part of the Constitution. The decennial census exists to compile an accurate count of every person living in the U.S. and to record basic demographic data such as age, sex, and race. Its primary purpose is to serve as an underpinning for the country's representative democracy, making sure each community gets the right number of representatives in Congress and that public funds are equitably distributed.  By Michael J. McDermott

Curacao, a Hispanic-centric retailer on the West Coast serving diverse communities in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tucson and Phoenix, is rolling out a series of initiatives to attract Hispanic millennials and reposition the company as the premier Omni-channel shopping destination for the new generation of Hispanic America.

Noticias Telemundo announced it has named Romina Rosado as Senior Vice President of Digital News, effective immediately. She will be based in Miami at the company’s new headquarters, Telemundo Center, and will report to Luis Fernández, Executive Vice President of Network News, Telemundo Networks.

Tesla founder and all-around tech visionary Elon Musk made waves earlier this month when he tweeted that he was considering taking the electric car company private.  The tweet, which generated wild trading in Tesla stock and reportedly sparked a federal investigation, illustrates the perils of C-level executives acting on their own on social media.

Women started an average of 1,821 new businesses per day in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to analysis in the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express. This level of new business formation by women is greater than the daily average during the pre-recession period from 2002 to 2007 (714), the recession and recovery period between 2007 and 2012 (1,143), and the post-recession period between 2012 and 2017 (952).

NGL Collective announced the expansion of its NGL Publishing division that works with premium Latinx digital publishers to create and implement strategic video revenue growth plans.

Welcome to the latest edition of #TotalMarketTalk, the only PODCAST of it’s kind exclusively dedicated to leading the Latinx business conversation across media, marketing and entertainment.  Hosted by David Chitel, CEO & Founder of NGL Collective, this installment features a candid discussion with Lisa Torres, President of the Multicultural Practice at Publicis Media.  Listen in as Lisa shares stories of her early beginnings in the U.S. Hispanic market, along the way to her ascendance as the leader of the largest Multicultural Media practice in the U.S. with over $1B in billings servicing major advertisers across pretty much every category.  David and Lisa speak off the cuff about the state of our industry, the importance of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, Lisa's growing role within Publicis Media and so much more.

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