The opening monologue for the 2018 BET Awards hosted by Jamie Foxx reminded me to ask the question. You see, his comedic open was filled with acknowledgements and celebrations of the major entertainment wins for the African American community. From Black Panther to Michael B. Jordan, Jaime walked me down a list of TV and film achievements that were led by African American artists. He commented on how these achievements have pushed the culture forward and continue to expand on the African American narrative. Naturally, I began to consider the notable Latino achievements in entertainment. Where were they, and did those forward our cultural? While it seems there have been changes, has our narrative or our image in this country actually advanced? This is especially important for the state of the U.S. Hispanic media industry right now. So much of our future depends on an expanded understanding and showcase of who we are. Given the time of year and the industry I’m in, the first place I thought to look for signs of how Latinos faire in entertainment was to the swath of programming introduced at Upfronts. How would you score the Hispanic offerings shared by the various networks during the recent television Uupfront presentations? Forward progression or running in place? Let’s look at where we stand in Spanish- and English-language content.  By Joe Bernard / Chief Revenue Officer & Partner - NGL Collective

Based on analysis of huge attitudinal and behavioral data sets Kantar Millward Brown finds that meaningfully different brands grow faster than average and can command a price premium. But how do you know whether a brand has the potential to grow faster than average?  by Nigel Hollis

Unless you're deep in the ad tech weeds on a daily basis, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the industry’s perpetual changes. For those who need some catching up, here are a few charts that show how programmatic advertising is evolving.

Risk drives reward.  We're all familiar with the financial maxim which defines investment return as a function of risk incurred.  Can this construct also better describe how we view marketing investments?  Organizations showing increased expenditure on stock buybacks and dividends relative to growth investments (advertising/marketing and R&D) tend to be more risk averse.

HipLatina’s platform educates and inspires consumers online through a team of experienced journalists, lifestyle bloggers and influencers who create and deliver expert, original content across the web and through social media.

A study released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Altarum concludes that New Mexico's future economic growth is linked to a healthier, better educated, more skilled and diverse workforce. "The Business Case for Racial Equity New Mexico: A Strategy for Growth" analysis also finds the state can realize a $93 billion gain in economic output by 2050 if racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment are eliminate

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

  • Do we really “create” in the ad business.
  • I think we don’t.

US consumers' shopping behavior isn't as mall-centric as it once was, but declaring the death of traditional shopping centers might be a little premature.

From our AUDIENCExSCIENCE stage, Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising & Client Partnerships at NBCUniversal and Megan Clarken, President at Nielsen Watch, share their unique perspectives on media currency and media measurement. Most importantly: their shared emphasis on getting to reliable measurement of outcomes asap.

We are good. We are really good, at reading traffic signs. This is not a new skill. The earliest form of road signs were milestones, giving distance or direction. The Romans were known to erect stone columns throughout their entire empire, so you always knew how far you were from Rome. Sadly, our ability to read traffic or road signs quickly fades when dealing with less obvious, but equally critical, signs in our everyday environment. It has never been truer than in the advertising industry, and the critical client/agency relationships that enable great work.

For most marketers, location data is a powerful marketing tool. By using it, they can get actionable insights on consumer behavior and purchase intent.

We're rapidly approaching summer vacation season. This time of year — perhaps more than any other — encourages us to unplug and drop off the grid. Summer seems to justify a little more distance from our daily to-do list. I, myself, am writing this while I'm on my way to Nova Scotia to do one of my "bucket list" bike rides, Cape Breton's famed Cabot Trail. Today, having spent several years looking for my own exit from the grid, I wanted to lay out some strategies for unplugging and unwinding in these lazy hazy days of summer.

Targetspot announced an expansion of its MultiCultural Platform with a new office in Los Angeles and appoints Rudy Balderrama as West Coast Senior Sales Executive.

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust in the U.S. has suffered the largest-ever-recorded drop in the survey’s history among the general population. Trust among the general population fell nine points to 43, placing it in the lower quarter of the 28-market Trust Index. Trust among the informed public in the U.S. imploded, plunging 23 points to 45, making it now the lowest of the 28 markets surveyed, below Russia and South Africa.

Dallas-based executive search firm, DCAProSearch, announced the rebranding of its firm to represent all diverse markets in the areas of advertising and marketing professionals in this new digital age.

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