The World Cup will account for one in ten of every new ad dollars spent on advertising globally this year. That's the takeaway from Zenith's report this year, which predicts the tournament will add $2.4bn to global advertising this year.

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM, and Google announced a partnership that will bring Telemundo’s Spanish-language World Cup content to Google and YouTube for soccer fans across the U.S.

Music and social networking seem like a natural fit, yet when these worlds have collided the results have been disappointing. In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we explore the reasons for those disappointments and contemplate what a successful music and social service might look like.

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Affluent U.S. Hispanics Drive Daily Usage of Top Social Media Platforms

Google local media revenue -- search and local advertising on YouTube -- is now at $19 billion, according to BIA Advisory Services.  For those scoring at home, that is virtually the same number that collectively, local TV stations pulled in local advertising, around $20 billion or so in a given year.  That should send shivers down the spines of TV executives. But from their point of view, it is a mixed bag, and one that should include -- if not give prominence to -- retransmission revenue.

Digital has a growing share of total media investment for global brands, and rightfully so. Mobile usage in the U.S., for example, has skyrocketed to more than three hours per day, according to last year’s Mary Meeker report. Additionally, some industry onlookers claim that brands are now spending more than half of their media spend in the digital space.

According to Asian-Americans: Digital Lives and Growing Influence, a Nielsen report released, Asian-American consumers are growing faster than the general population and maintaining income and education rates higher than any other racial or ethnic group. Asian-Americans continue to make gains as tech-enabled influencers with unlimited potential. As the fastest growing ethnic group, Asian-Americans' consumer buying power has grown exponentially to $986 billion, up 257% since 2000, versus 97% for the total U.S.

The other week I was involved in a little email exchange with my colleagues about the power of social influence. As usual I was getting boxed into the Luddite corner until I realize that what was worrying me was the apparent assumption that social influence was universal and all powerful. If so, I beg to differ.  by Nigel Hollis

Our 2018 compilation of research explains what’s helping and what’s hurting the Internet across five issues, from personal experience to global concerns.

In the latest episode of the “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we break down what Facebook knows and doesn’t know about users, how advertisers access the information, and how consumers feel about it.

As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg faces lawmakers in Washington, we discuss consumers’ evolving expectations about online privacy and their attitudes about the technology and media platforms they use on a daily basis.

Social platforms can be discovery vehicles, but getting a consumer to click on an ad—and ultimately buy something directly from it—isn't easy.

If you believe ads are becoming more invasive, you're not alone.

Let’s face it. We love it when smartasses get theirs. For example: Sir Martin Sorrell. Sorry, your lordship, but I always thought you were a pontificating and pretentious dickhead, and I’m kind of rooting for the team digging up dirt on you. Let’s see if you doth protest too much.  Or Jeff Bezos. OK, granted Trump doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about regarding Amazon. And we apparently love the company. But just how much sympathy do we really have for the world’s richest man? Couldn’t he stand to be taken down a few pegs?  And don’t get me started on Bill Gates.

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