The financial services industry is no stranger to the Hispanic market. Many of the largest national and regional banks, insurance companies, tax preparation and investment firms have been targeting the Hispanic market for years.  By Jose Villa - founder of Sensis

Nielsen announced that Entravision Communications Corporation has signed a multi-year renewal agreement for Nielsen’s Local Television Measurement.

ThinkNow Research announced the results of its fourth annual ThinkNow Pulse Consumer Sentiment Study across a representative sample of Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians and non-Hispanic whites in the U.S.  Major findings from the study include 43 percent of Hispanics state their household financial situation has improved compared to this time last year, followed by 39 percent African-Americans and 38 percent of whites.

It’s Monday morning and Luke, the BIGCO brand manager, walks into his office. He asks the digital assistant device on his desk how BIGCO’s Acme soft-drinks brand performed over the weekend. After a second, the assistant replies that Acme’s share of sales has fallen by 0.5%. Luke asks what’s driving the decrease, and is told it’s due to issues in the BIGCO West region. His digital assistant offers to email Tom, the sales manager, with a summary of their findings.  By Michelle Kennedy, Program Manager, Thought Leadership

By many measures, 2016 was an eventful year, to say the least, for Americans. From one of the most inspiring Olympics on record to a contentious presidential election season, many are exhausted and looking forward to a fresh start in 2017. Using this year of extremes as a backdrop, ThinkNow Research conducted its fourth annual Consumer Sentiment Study across a representative sample of Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, and non-Hispanic whites.

The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals the largest-ever drop in trust across the institutions of government, business, media and NGOs. Trust in media (43 percent) fell precipitously and is at all-time lows in 17 countries, while trust levels in government (41 percent) dropped in 14 markets and is the least trusted institution in half of the 28 countries surveyed. The credibility of leaders also is in peril: CEO credibility dropped 12 points globally to an all-time low of 37 percent, plummeting in every country studied, while government leaders (29 percent) remain least credible.

Teens are their household's chief influencers, whose opinion on purchases is heeded by parents worldwide. Youths' status as digital natives gives them greater authority than older family members and that influence extends beyond digital purchases to food and beverages and even big ticket items like furniture and travel.

Now that we have all of these digital touch-points and databases, marketers and their corporate information officers and finance officers are looking for models to organize and manage all of these marketing and advertising activities. And, quite naturally, they are looking for guidance to models that worked on other parts of their business. Not surprisingly, many have focused on what has worked for their supply chain and have tried to apply supply chain-oriented models to their “demand chain.”

They are remarkable loyal to brands and utilized social media channels to engage with products. Furthermore, they spend twice as much as all other women in the United States on beauty products.

The findings for the Ipsos poll on healthcare perceptions and knowledge.

A new AdReaction study from Kantar Millward Brown reveals Gen Z has its own distinct behaviours, attitudes and responses to advertising. The study, AdReaction: Engaging Gen X, Y and Z is the first-ever comprehensive global study of Gen Z, and provides guidance on how marketers can engage more effectively with this increasingly important group.

72% of marketers consider data analysis more important than social media skills  [REPORT]

Teenagers beware–mothers are finding new ways to share your baby pictures. Evolving technology is being adopted, consumed and leveraged in different ways by a variety of groups, including the women who serve as backbones for their families.

Veteran direct marketers believed that non-DR TV couldn’t be measured. But that was before advances in digital measurement and data analytics. Thanks to these technologies, behavior can now modeled and predicted in online and offline channels.

As the recent rise in spending on influencer marketing suggests, the methods and sources consumers use to vet products online is undergoing a significant shift.