Every killer piece of content is driven by a great idea. However, in today's social economy of engagement and ROI, it's important to understand how data is slowly but surely becoming the leading factor in generating quality content. As the pendulum shifts from art to science, learning how to leverage audience insights and behavior is a critical part of driving maximum performance of branded content.

Nielsen announced that it has reached a long-term agreement for national and local TV ratings measurement with Univision Communications Inc. With this new multi-year agreement, all Univision’s properties including Univision Network, UniMás Network, Univision Deportes (UDN), Galavision Network, El Rey and 36 Univision and UniMás Local TV stations across 19 local markets and Puerto Rico will have continued access to Nielsen’s broad suite of measurement and analytics services.

Using too many data management systems is a daily challenge for 40% of IT decision-markers and data managers worldwide surveyed by Vanson Bourne and data protection firm Veritas. A similar number of respondents said that there are too many data sources to make sense of.

A majority of younger Americans as well as minority groups believe the way their credit is assessed stacks the economic odds against them relative to other demographics. Eight out of ten Hispanics and African Americans say their credit score is an inaccurate representation of who they are, and want lenders to look at more factors in lending decisions.

In today’s world, crafting a data-driven marketing strategy is critical for any organization. To that end, most marketers turn to data management platforms (DMPs) to help them deliver and execute their respective strategies. According to the Nielsen CMO report, 63% of marketers in the U.S. consider DMPs one of the top three most important marketing and measurement technologies.

When implementing advanced attribution models to better assign marketing credit across touchpoints, marketers grapple with choosing the best metrics among overabundant data points. To avoid getting overwhelmed by a sea of clickthrough rates (CTRs), impressions, likes, shares and viewthrough rates, marketers are performing metrics mapping exercises to assess the relevancy of these channel-level metrics against a larger company goal.

As promotional and outreach activities are ramping up across the nation ahead of the 2020 Census — from establishing local and state complete count committees, to diverse partners coming together to reduce the undercount of children and other hard to count populations — tthe U.S. Census Bureau announced its long-planned communications campaign platform: “Shape your future. START HERE.”

Marketers, publishers, marketing service providers, and technology developers expect their spending on data and data-related services to increase in 2019, according to “The Outlook for Data 2019: A Snapshot Into the Evolving Role of Audience Insight” the fourth annual benchmarking report conducted on behalf of the IAB Data Center of Excellence released by the IAB and research and consulting firm Winterberry Group.

Despite the prevalence of digital technologies rippling through many aspects of our daily lives, an increasing percentage of Americans are embracing over-the-air (OTA) television.

Hispanic small business owners are confident about their 2019 business outlook, with strong majorities planning for increased revenue, growth and expansion – eclipsing their non-Hispanic counterparts by double-digits on all indicators.

Overall gain is driven by rise in share of higher-income immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for more years

Markets around the world have faced fluctuating economic conditions in recent years, with many economies experiencing varying degrees of growth or recession. Amid these unpredictable conditions, many experts expected an uptick in consumers’ financial situations and millions of consumers to join the middle class.

Marketers, publishers, marketing service providers, and technology developers expect their spending on data and data-related services to increase in 2019, according to "The Outlook for Data 2019: A Snapshot Into the Evolving Role of Audience Insight," the fourth annual benchmarking report conducted on behalf of the IAB Data Center of Excellence released by the IAB and research and consulting firm Winterberry Group.

Data science and analytics will be the technical skills most needed at digital ad agencies worldwide in the next two years, according to a poll by Marketing Land.

African Americans are a cultural force in the U.S. The latest chart-topping hits, fashion trends, dance crazes, and product trends all bear the fingerprints of a culture that is rich, innovative and constantly tuned into what’s now, new and next.  By Nidia Serrano

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