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.

“Where were you when Selena died?”  By Court Stroud

It’s no secret that the video device landscape is fragmented. In fact, the average U.S. home owns over 10 connected devices. Understanding the nuances is key for advertisers looking to reach receptive audiences and better inform their future planning efforts. “The Anatomy of a Video Experience,” a study conducted by MAGNA, IPG Media Lab and Vevo, explores the many ways consumers view video across devices, and what motivates their viewing habits.

Basketball fans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico now have access to games from the new season of Puerto Rico’s National Superior Basketball League (BSN, according to its Spanish acronym), the Island’s most popular sports league, exclusively on WAPA Deportes, Puerto Rico’s leading sports channel, and on WAPA América, the U.S. cable network arm of WAPA Televisión.

Combate Americas has begun scaling its digital audience and monetizing its various platforms.  To help lead the effort, the sports league has engaged full-service, cross-cultural agency Pinta.

Estrella Media, Inc. and the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced that Estrella Media will be the Club’s Official Spanish Broadcast TV Partner for the 2020 season in the Greater Los Angeles market. The agreement provides EstrellaTV 62 with exclusive rights to all locally broadcast LAFC regular season matches.

Telemundo Deportes’ Titulares y Más expands to present fans an omnichannel experience. Starting in mid-2020, the sports studio show, covering the intersection of popular culture and entertainment, will simulcast live across all Telemundo platforms including Telemundo, Universo, the Telemundo Deportes app, and Telemundo Deportes’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

There are many reasons to care about gender issues in the media and entertainment industry—not the least of which is the importance of moving beyond traditional stereotypes and having diverse storytellers share their unique perspectives in film, television, and other forms of print and broadcast media. Women are among the largest consumers of film and television, so they represent a key demographic for this industry and the advertisers that support it.

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.

Will the sports industry be filled with golden opportunities during an Olympic year? Deloitte’s US sports leader Pete Giorgio gives his play-by-play of the biggest trends shaping up for 2020.

Many of the historic artifacts at The Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh honoring the late Hall of Famer and Pirates icon Roberto Clemente will be on display at the Sports Museum of Puerto Rico (Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico) in Guaynabo, P.R., from February 21 to April 30, 2020.

LatinoBaseball.com relaunches February 10 with a more viewer-friendly redesign, revamped content and a renewed commitment to chronicling the growing presence and strong contributions of Latinos in the Major Leagues, the Caribbean and beyond.

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.

As US telecommunications companies and device makers plan strategies for rollouts of next-generation wireless technology, they’re looking to consumers to drive demand for faster, more reliable internet service. US consumers are ready for more when it comes to wireless connectivity, both on the go and in the home.

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