Results from the February 2018 CMO Survey indicate that companies are investing in the development of marketing knowledge. The largest investment is in the development of marketing capabilities— which are the complex bundles of knowledge and skills for carrying out marketing activities that are deeply embedded in organizational processes. These capabilities are likely in areas such as digital marketing, MarTech platforms, and marketing analytics where companies are trying to get up to speed fast. A 6.5% increase in spending on marketing capabilities is expected in the next year.

With these four tips, you'll be on the path to mastering your mobile marketing strategy and driving ROI through the roof.

How many of you are purely digital marketers?  How many of you have ever tried direct mail?  

Echoing concerns that grew with the Internet itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of “social displacement” — the alienation of people from friends and family in favor of Facebook and Twitter.  A new study co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher goes a fair distance toward debunking that notion.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released research that shows how consumers are creating their own “personal prime times”—points of highly concentrated engagement throughout the day, which offer valuable advertising opportunities across a range of content verticals and digital screens.

The 2017 Year in Sports Media report looks at some of the top moments in sports and how what happened this past year could impact the short and long-term futures of sports rights holders, fans and sponsors.

Champion teams from across North America, Central America and the Caribbean will showcase the region’s best club soccer beginning February 20, 2018, in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League tournament.

At the annual IAB Leadership Meeting today, Unilever CMO spoke of the company’s commitment to “responsible” platforms, content and infrastructure, and also conveyed that it will support partners such as Facebook and Google as they invest in improving their platforms. Commentary was somewhat contrary to prior press reports which indicated that Unilever may take a harder line on digital media, much as CPG peer Procter & Gamble did at the same event last year.  By Brian Wieser - Senior Research Analyst – Advertising / Pivotal Research Group

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer analysts Lauren Fisher and Yory Wurmser talk about the challenges marketers face when working with mobile.

Billboard announced that Raúl Alarcόn Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., tops Billboard’s annual “Power 100”.

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, announced the launch of "El 12" ("The 12th"), a new, bilingual digital initiative to search for the next generation of top soccer influencers in partnership with the global soccer media company COPA90.

Brands don’t want to associate with content that makes them look bad in any way.  Last year’s brand safety controversies stirred fears that advertisers would back away from platforms like Facebook and YouTube, but spending has continued to surge.

The Telemundo Station Group unveiled updated station apps and websites that feature “Telemundo En Vivo”  (“Telemundo Live” in English), a new “TV Everywhere” (TVE) experience for digital and mobile app users. 

Adtaxi released the results of its Super Bowl Viewership and Consumer Streaming Trends Survey, an in-depth look at how consumers nationwide will be watching the Super Bowl, as well as an examination of their digital streaming habits more broadly. Although movies and television series still dominate the streaming world, there are important opportunities for digital advertisers to reach consumers while viewing major sporting events—namely through social media.

There has never been a more exciting— or a more complicated— time to be in the OTT business. With new virtual MVPDs (vMPVDs) and even social media players like Facebook and Twitter entering the already-crowded over-the-top space, understanding the changing OTT market has never been more important.  Our latest white paper, 8 Trends Shaping the OTT Space, sheds light on some of the key trends crucial to understanding how this market is evolving.

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