It's been a busy few weeks at Facebook, what with the ad boycott, hastily arranged meetings with agencies, bullish statements from Mark Zuckerberg ('who needs advertisers, and in any case they'll be back soon enough'), and remarks from the company and its supporters that there's really nothing to see here at Facebook we were in any event cleaning out the Augean stables. No one believed them.  By Brian Jacobs - The COG Blog

Will 2020 be the year of 5G wireless networks? Many consumers and businesses think so, but we’re also witnessing the first signs of disillusionment. Explore three stages of infrastructure-led 5G innovation, along with 5G infrastructure investment opportunities in the United States, to promote deployment, adoption, and commercialization.

The explosion of the internet in the early 2000s transformed the ways brands engage with consumers. The rise of social media has only further shifted engagement models from focusing on television, print, and radio ads, to investing more in social platforms. In the past, brands used traditional marketing channels to deliver a single ad to millions of people. The migration of consumers from television and print to digital has led to a surplus of customer data that can be used to develop hyper-personalized ads that can be delivered to the millions of customers active on digital channels.

It's a bit of a business this blogging lark. You write a piece on Facebook and the various companies who have decided in one shape or form to pull funds from the platform, only for Mark Zuckerberg to change the rules thus rendering out-of-date most of what I'd written. If you see him, have a word with him for me, would you? Thanks.  By Brian Jacobs

Talento Unlimited, a boutique marketing content consultancy representing Latinx and multicultural creators, has released a video showcasing how its influencers are encouraging and inspiring their legions of followers with creative ideas to stay safe while staying at home.

A Make Or Break MomentWhat does coronavirus mean for brands on social media?The coronavirus pandemic represents unchartered territory for businesses. Companies are being challenged on multiple levels with consumers asking questions not just about their advertising, but also about their core values, how they treat their employees and factory workers, and how they’re contributing to the cause.

American families and small businesses are rightfully skeptical of traditional advertising, which is clearly designed to persuade or manipulate us. In an effort to make advertising appear more authentic, companies are increasingly pouring marketing dollars into social media influencers: the individuals who promote products, services, and brands to those who follow them online.

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new publication for online influencers that lays out the agency’s rules of the road for when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers.

Younger generations are more likely to buy products based on influencer recommendations, as well as consider them reliable. However, these demographics still see influencers as less trustworthy than other sources.

Republica Havas launched for BankUnited for the Big Game on February 2nd. In place of a traditional Super Bowl ad, BankUnited opted to turn to social with their #GoForMore54 campaign offering consumers and small businesses a chance to win $54,000.

The great hope for digital/social media was addressable advertising, with its lower creation and production costs coupled with higher advertising effectiveness. How could one argue with this formula, particularly while the consuming public was retreating from broadcast advertising? Unrecognized by digital/social enthusiasts, though, are the hidden costs of complexity, which today threaten to erode the marketing effectiveness of advertisers and agencies alike.

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. released the examination of earnings equality among social influencers. The report provides analysis of influencer earnings observed in IZEA’s online marketplace spanning 2014 to 2019. Data is comprised of negotiated rates between marketers and creators spanning the spectrum of micro-influencers to celebrities.

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc    /    lmmiami.com

  • The social media lynching squads are coming for you.
  • Sooner or later, you or the brand/s you’re in charge of will do or say something that will trigger their wrath.
  • It is not if but when.

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2019 Hispanic Social Marketing Report for our readers.

In today’s age of screen-based multitasking, the convergence of TV and social media is creating new experiences for audiences. Marketers, brands, media owners and, increasingly, savvy talent themselves, looking to capitalize on an oft-engaged and connected viewer have an impetus to understand the power of influence as a way to sway consumers.

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