Visual discovery – even when it’s in the form of advertising – drives purchase decisions. Nearly half (49%) of Americans say product images influence their purchases of consumer packaged goods (CPG), while almost three-quarters (74%) say images in search results are very or extremely helpful in determining which products to buy, according to a new consumer sentiment survey commissioned by NCSolutions (NCS).

Claritas  releases its annual U.S. Hispanic Market Report. On this episode of The Marketing Insider, popular guest Ron Cohen, VP of Practice Leadership at Claritas, joins us to talk facts and figures.

How consumers are planning to spend heading into 2022

Consumer confidence has dropped by 4.2 points over the past seven days to read at 53.6 in this week’s Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Consumer Confidence Tracker. Sentiment is now exactly on par with the pandemic average and is at its lowest level since February 24, eight months ago.

Initial results from the first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Census of the global marketing industry have identified key challenges around family status, age and gender as well as ethnicity and disability.

Nielsen unveiled a new brand campaign, including a new identity, reflecting the company’s transformation of its culture and a redefined strategy focused solely on the global future of media. Nielsen’s new look and feel represents a commitment to innovation and the company’s role and purpose of powering a better media future for all people.

Over the past months, we have been reading about how advertisers have increased their investment commitment towards minority-owned media companies. While this is a critical movement, missing from the debate is an important discussion around what kind of messages these advertisers are planning to use in these new and more diverse media plans.  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA

Choice has never been more abundant across the media landscape than it is today. The rise in connected TV (CTV) adoption and the growing wealth of streaming platforms continue to entice media-hungry consumers with new and engaging content. Despite the abundant choice, however, many people don’t see enough of themselves reflected in the content they’re being offered.

Catering to audiences’ most ardent passions is at the heart of brand affinity

We often encounter misperceptions about agency new business in the course of our work. They are persistent — and even dangerous — because they can hold your agency back from achieving its best new business outcomes. Here are five of the most common misperceptions.  By Mark Duval - The Duval Partnership

Six months after its first study, PwC and IAB, the digital media and marketing trade association, have partnered again with industry thought leaders across the digital ad-supported ecosystem to discuss key challenges and opportunities facing this industry in a report titled "IAB Outlook: 2022 Digital Ad Ecosystem".

This time last year, we had a lot more time on our hands. We filled it with activities and hobbies we had long set aside or picked up new ones, like baking sweets. This year it’s a different story with kids returning to school and extracurricular activities and some parents returning to the workplace. Suddenly we have less time, and saving it becomes our goal. Saving time and convenience will be a key motivator in how consumers approach their home product purchases. This need presents a significant opportunity for the home industry to invigorate continued growth.

The move combines Sensis’ strategic, research-based approach to marketing with PM3’s creative production resources and consumer-brand experience.

In this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Ana Ceppi, a senior advisor on the U.S. Hispanic market at Edelman, shares how one can easily distinguish DEI from multicultural marketing and what broadcast TV and radio station management and ownership may wish to consider if the goal is connecting brands with all consumers — including key multicultural segments.

Most brands would be hard-pressed to think of a more disruptive time for business than what they’ve experienced over the past 18+ months. From shifts to digital to advertising cutbacks to supply chain challenges to rising privacy and data security needs—all amid a global pandemic—the landscape for advertisers has been anything but smooth sailing.