In its newly released U.S. Local Advertising Forecast 2021, BIA Advisory Services estimates total local advertising revenue across all media in the U.S. will reach $137.5 billion in 2021. This estimate represents a 2.5 percent year-over-year growth from the firm’s final post-COVID estimate for 2020 of $134.1 billion, as businesses start to adapt and rebound from the pandemic lows. As the expected presence of vaccines will help with the continuing rebound in the economy, we expect this increase will occur throughout 2021 even without the presence of significant political advertising

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the realignment of several of its divisions designed to fuel growth in a rapidly changing media market driven by Latinos’ demand for culturally relevant storytelling across linear, digital and mobile formats. The new structure will maximize Telemundo’s content across all its platforms and strengthen collaboration between the company’s creators and the revenue and distribution team.

Some of the highest revenue-generating grocery stores in the world are facing sweeping changes to their customer bases and their ability to deliver value to brands as people change where they shop—a change that, for some, may be permanent. The shifts come as COVID-19 forces millions of people to spend more time at home and less time commuting, a key driver of the shift.

NUMATEC, a newly-formed holding company focused on media and Martech ventures across the globe.

With all the racial unrest this year, the advertising industry has caught the wave of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  

America is undergoing a process of social transformation. As a nation, this is impacting corporate America, the advertising and marketing industry and is encouraging dialogue of equity and inclusion regarding ethnic sectors.  A recent initiative launched last week has prompted the Culture Marketing Council (CMC), the voice of Hispanic marketing to comment.

After the release of our first article “When Black is LOUDER than Brown – Part 1” on Tuesday, we have been involved in a flurry of emails, texts and calls with executives regarding the purposeful announcement by the Dentsu Network of their media-buying program (Project Booker) designed to create “Inclusion with Exclusion”. 

I am not very encourage when writing this article for HispanicAd, to see efforts to help Minority Broadcasters and Consumers that are not inclusive of at least the majority of the groups that encompass the Multicultural Marketing Bucket.  By Gene Bryan / CEO - HispanicAd

Months following the launch of an audio-focused network serving the African American community, Indianapolis-based TV broadcaster DuJuan McCoy has launched a visual equivalent of sorts.  By Adam Jacobson / Radio + Television Business Report

Capitalism has contributed to significant gains in economic growth and prosperity throughout its history. But at a time of growing public discontent about rising inequality, heightened competition from economies with different models, and existential threats including from climate change, capitalism in its current form—and American capitalism in particular—may face its most serious test.

With a new administration set to take charge of the U.S. government on January 20, new policies could impact a range of matters relevant to the advertising industry or, alternately, in other spheres, a status quo approach could offer at least four more years that, in some ways, resembles the last four years.   By Brian Wieser / Global President, Business Intelligence, GroupM

This report from ANA's Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), based on three separate studies among ANA members, concludes that women overwhelmingly comprise the bulk of the marketing industry's workforce and at the senior leadership level, female representation is now likely at an all-time high. However, ethnic diversity continues to be poor, especially for African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino.

The crisis has widened consumer appetite for choice and introduced unexpected shifts in consumer behavior—this year’s holiday shopping is up for grabs.

The independent directors consist of four leading U.S. Hispanic business leaders who collectively possess a deep understanding of Univision’s U.S. Spanish-speaking audiences and the communities the company serves, backed by substantial financial and operational expertise across a variety of sectors.

A recent survey conducted by ENGINE Insights, the research and analytics division of ENGINE, reports that 85% of consumers plan to shop in physical stores for their holiday gifts. However, they are still expressing concerns about COVID-19. 72% of shoppers plan to go to retail stores during less busy days and times this year to limit their potential exposure to COVID-19.