While many automotive manufacturers are abandoning sedans in favor of crossovers, SUVs and pickups, not all U.S. consumers are following suit at the same pace, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

As more unmarried couples opted to live together, their profile changed significantly, according to a new study from the U.S. Census Bureau: “Cohabitation over the Last 20 Years: Measuring and Understanding the Changing Demographics of Unmarried Partners, 1996-2017.”

Over 32,000 respondents from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) communities in 130 countries participated in CMI’s 13th annual survey. 200+ LGBTQ media, events and organizations worldwide partnered with CMI in this year’s study, helping to present diverse, representative data from across the community. This survey was fielded in English, Spanish, French and Hungarian languages.

Sadness sells, according to a recent neural and biometric study from computer vision and AI-powered technology company Mirriad and applied neuroscience company SPARK Neuro. The research, which examined the effect of emotions in entertainment content on brand value, drove significant value increases across all brands and products that were tested. These products included potato chips, Lysol disinfectant wipes and Jeep Wrangler.

Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics; public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers

GroupM and eight of the industry’s media, technology and publishing organizations announced the formation of the New Majority Ready™ Coalition. Led by GroupM, and comprised of Disney, Google, iHeartMedia, Meredith Corporation, NBCUniversal, Twitter, Univision and Viacom, the coalition’s aim is to help brands better adapt to the changing U.S. demographics and assist in developing their audience planning and media strategies accordingly.

The consumer journey, or path to purchase, finds a logical end at the purchase point. But where does the journey begin? Unlike in times past, the start was pretty easy to pinpoint. While it starts where consumers learn about products, the ways in which we learn about products are far more varied, ranging from advertising, the recommendations of friends, family and online communities, as well as our own research.

The only thing consistent about the media industry is change. Media fragmentation is the new norm. People are constantly modifying what media they consume, how they consume it and when they consume it. Currency data is critical to understanding the engagement of these audiences through reach and frequency metrics to individual media types.

A new study that proves the incremental value of genuinely reflecting culture in marketing creative was unveiled today by The Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM). The Cultural Insights Impact Measure™ (CIIM™) was developed by AIMM in partnership with NBCUniversal and AIMM member companies. CIIM™ evaluates advertising creative in various categories and identifies the impact and effectiveness of cultural insights in ads and programming on increased brand relevance, ad relevance, purchase intent lift, and loyalty.

The U.S. Hispanic population is diverse. These nearly 60 million individuals trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and to Spain, each with distinct demographic and economic profiles. But as migration patterns from Latin America change, the origins of U.S. Hispanics are beginning to shift. Here are key facts about how the U.S. Hispanic origin groups are changing and how they differ from one another.

The demographic profile of women who give birth in the United States is changing. This is due in part to shifting immigration patterns, but also to notable changes in birth rates among some groups, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the median household income was not statistically different from the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from 2017. At the same time, the rate and number of people without health insurance increased from 7.9%, or 25.6 million, in 2017 to 8.5%, or 27.5 million, in 2018.

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) announced the creation of a new division dedicated to ensuring that the industry’s measurement systems are aligned to the business and measurement agenda of marketers.

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is accepting proposals for the Texas Communities Count initiative, which will support complete count efforts in Texas for the 2020 U.S. Census. The foundation plans to award grants totaling $2 million.

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