The tide of people moving across the world, be they immigrants or refugees, has sparked concern in Australia, Europe and the United States. In particular, the ethnic, linguistic and cultural background of migrants has triggered intense debates over the benefits and the costs of growing diversity and the risk of open borders to national identity.

Deloitte’s latest millennials study looks at their world view and finds many, especially in developed economies, are anxious about their future. They are concerned about a world that presents numerous threats and question their personal prospects.

The majority of consumers see a brighter future for 2017, according the latest IRI Consumer Connect. The Q4 2016 findings reveal that 70 percent of consumers feel their household finances will improve in the next six months, and they are willing to pay a premium for higher quality and highly differentiated packaged goods products as well as for the convenience of shopping online

Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.

A recent report from Packaged Facts, Hispanic Pet Owners in the U.S.: 20 Million and Growing, really caught my attention since there are 20 million Hispanic pet owners in the U.S.  By Lee Vann, Founder and CEO, Captura Group

From music to movies, fashion and art, Black Americans have long played an important role in shaping popular culture in the U.S., and that influence remains strong.

Third-party verification can’t come too soon to digital media, as the combination of bot fraud, fake news and audience restatements has 50% of marketers saying they will no longer place advertising on a platform they consider risky

Nielsen announced that it has been granted accreditation by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for its inclusion of digital measurement in the TV ratings.

What is becoming clear, despite some new entrants, is that economic value is coalescing around a very small number of companies with respect to digital advertisers.

We know the following truths about Millennials: They are the most highly educated generation. They are digitally savvy. They work to live.  By Karla Fernandez Parker -  Sensis

No brand or category exists in isolation from the world. To treat them as such is to miss one of the richest inputs into their success.

The lines between market research and marketing data are blurring. This really comes as no surprise, however. The convergence of these two disciplines was bound to happen at some point. While both industries are grappling with the implications of what this phenomenon means for the way they conduct research, startups shops are seizing the opportunity.  By Mario Carrasco -ThinkNow Research

As might be expected, mobile is a healthy part of the mix, with almost half of companies listing mobile commerce and payments as one of the top ecommerce activities they’re involved in, based on a new study.

Mothers are at the epicenter of the family circle and are always ahead of the game, often balancing motherhood, work and most importantly, life. But what does this look like across the country’s many local communities, and how are stay-at-home and working moms adapting to technology and using media?

9 of the 10 Top 10 Multicultural (MC) Millennial Designated Market Areas (DMAs) are among the Top 10 Overall Millennial DMAs in the U.S.

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