The news media’s transition to digital has brought major upheaval to the industry – including a multitude of new providers and ways to get to news. And just as American news organizations have had to drastically reevaluate their business models, it would make sense that researchers who are trying to measure the U.S. public’s news consumption also need to reexamine the traditional ways they have done so.

In this report, we examine consumer sentiment across key demographics in the U.S. The findings are especially relevant this year as marketers scramble to get a pulse on the post-pandemic consumer.

According to KPMG’s Corporate Data Responsibility survey, 97% of American consumers indicated that data privacy is important to them, yet 68% don’t trust companies to ethically sell personal data. And COVID-19 has only made consumers more aware of data privacy issues—making it even more imperative that companies act responsibly.

It was less than two weeks after the storming of the U.S. Capitol and the night before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.  I spoke with Mario X. Carrasco, Co-Founder and Principal of ThinkNow, an award-winning, technology driven cultural insights agency. The plan was to talk about multicultural marketing.  We did.  But we talked about a whole lot more.

VAB's Audience Migration in Context: Leveraging Population Shifts to Unlock $4 Trillion in Buying Power, highlights a significant disconnect between the realities of population dynamics with how advertisers are buying their TV schedules.

The third in a four-part series called The Time is Now in partnership with CMC, Culture Marketing Council – The Voice of Hispanic Marketing. Our expert panel will provide an update on the tech devices and media platforms we are using, and the evolution of SVOD since 2018.  We will also look at the continued power of both in-culture content and recent cultural cross-pollination trends in overall content.

Last year around this time, I published “The State of the Union – Privacy Law’s Impact on the Sample Industry” sharing my views on how privacy legislation impacted the sample industry in 2019. Since then, the world has radically changed.  A worldwide pandemic sparked a global health crisis. Social and political unrest upended the status-quo, and Joe Biden was elected the 46th President of the United States. The election was so bitterly contested that it resulted in a violent attack by extremists on the U.S. Capitol. Many are wondering how we can collectively move forward.  By Art Padilla is a Director of Panels at ThinkNow.

Our Friends at ThinkNow posed the following:  ”Acculturation has long been used in media research among Hispanics respondents but it is time to revisit it use. Acculturation assumes a linear progression towards American culture.  American culture becomes increasingly shaped by diverse audiences".  We asked our readers at HispanicAd and the results are in.

After a year of unprecedented disaster and turbulence – the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the global outcry over systemic racism and political instability – the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals an epidemic of misinformation and widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world. Adding to this is a failing trust ecosystem unable to confront the rampant infodemic, leaving the four institutions – business, government, NGOs and media – in an environment of information bankruptcy and a mandate to rebuild trust and chart a new path forward.

America is often described as a “melting pot” of different nationalities, ethnicities, and cultures. Much to the dismay of Teddy Roosevelt (who in a 1916 speech noted “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism”), Americans have perfected naming each ethnic group within our borders distinctly, and those names have evolved.

The ANA introduced new tools and capabilities designed to help marketers navigate the growing complexities posed by the procurement, integration, and activation of advanced marketing technology to optimize their technology investments.

GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, released new research that reveals that 1 in 2 (54.3%) of consumers believe it’s important to be equipped with the latest technology. Additionally, almost 82% of respondents believe that either they or a family member should be the only ones with access to health and fitness tracker data.

While it's more complicated than ever in the Covid-19 pandemic, don’t abandon forecast modeling. Just change how you do it.

In 1965, he joined National Airlines as the Director of Planning beginning a career in Economics and Marketing Research. By 1968 he was President and CEO of First Research and later founded Strategy Research Corporation on St. Patrick's Day in 1971. SRC specialized in the Hispanic Market and forecasting. SRC published biannual comparative economic and population studies for over 30 years. His spirited entrepreneurial drive led him to charter banks, develop auto related businesses and found New Miami Magazine.

Ipsos created the "Índice de Confianza del Consumidor – ICC", in Puerto Rico.  It seems Consumers are more confident.

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