2023 Latino Board Monitor Reports Progress in Latino Representation on Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 Company Boards [REPORT]

The Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) announces the release of its latest report, the 2023 Latino Board Monitor, revealing an increase of Latino board representation by 1% on Fortune 500 boards and 0.8% on Fortune 1000 boards—a notable achievement, and one of the most significant increases since 2020. Still concerning, by 2060, Latinos are expected to be 27.5% of the US population and only 9.2% of Fortune 500 board seats.

2023 U.S. Latinos in Journalism [REPORT]

The 2023 LDC-NAHJ U.S. Latinos in Journalism Report focuses on U S Latino representation in the American English-language journalism industry The report aims to raise awareness, promote the inclusion of Latino journalists and executives, and drive industry growth The report reveals alarming gaps in U S Latino representation in broadcast news, cable news, print newspapers, and digital news.

Agency Creativity Is Essential for Best Client Outcomes

Consultant Michael Farmer caused a bit of a stir recently in an industry Q&A. Farmer recently documented the transformation of Huge by CEO Mat Baxter in a book entitled Madison Avenue Makeover. On the heels of this, in a Q&A published by Contagious, he echoes themes from his book that takes the agency world to task for worrying more about awards than delivering performance and creating thoughtful business models.

Rockstar Energy Drink Partners with Rising Mexican Artist Joaquín Nava to Launch “Proud Hasta Los Huesos”

As millions of people prepare to celebrate Día de los Muertos, creating ofrendas (altars) and planning feasts in memory of their loved ones, Rockstar Energy Drink launches “Proud Hasta Los Huesos” (Proud to the Bones), a national campaign that invites consumers to participate in the beloved Mexican holiday that takes place during the first two days of November each year. To kick-off the campaign, today Rockstar Energy released a limited-edition collection of Día de los Muertos-themed cans designed by Mexican artist and illustrator Joaquín Nava.

Spanglish and Code-Switching: Impacts on Hispanic Marketing and Culture

Throughout history, we have had many ways to identify and define cultures and civilizations. We as human beings have been fascinated with studying ourselves, both on an individual level and in our identity groups and communities. To better understand the evolution of cultures and civilizations to what we know them today, we need to better understand the ways that language has influenced our perceived notion of society.  By Derrick Raphael Pacheco - Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Florida State University Center for Hispanic Marketing Communications ( ADV 5415: Hispanic Marketing Communications/ Dr. Sindy Chapa )

Hispanics On Track to Reach $113T in Collective Wealth by 2050 [REPORT]

Finhabits, a financial technology platform that more than 680,000 U.S. Hispanics use to invest and access financial education, has released a new report on Hispanics' growing wealth and investing behaviors. The report, "Power in Numbers: The $113 Trillion Unseen Hispanic Wealth Opportunity," offers an in-depth look at the impact of the country's fastest-growing demographic on the financial sector, as well as its own financial well being.

The Future of Journalism [REPORT]

Despite the challenges journalism is facing — AI, misinformation, even the business models on which it was built — the next generation of journalists are bringing a commitment to truth, justice and integrity to their work.

2023 LDC U.S. Latinos In Media [REPORT]

The Latino Donor Collaborative has been tracking U.S. Latino representation in shows and films since beginning this longitudinal report in 2018. This benchmark provides an opportu nity for media platforms to grow, assess their strategies, and fill their companies' gaps in Latino representation.

Eight Hispanic Groups Each Had a Million or More Population in 2020

Colombian and Honduran Populations Surpassed a Million for First Time; Venezuelan Population Grew the Fastest of all Hispanic Groups Since 2010

Understanding Counts of Afro-Latino Responses in the 2020 Census [REPORT]

The U.S. Census Bureau recognizes that the Afro-Latino population is not limited to people who responded by providing the specific terms of Afro-Latino or Garifuna within their responses to the ethnicity question.

Hispanic Gen Z Consumers want more Bilingual Content as they Reclaim Latino Heritage

While past Hispanic generations often focused on assimilation with the general population, as the Gen Z Hispanic adult population grows, a dominant trend is emerging. Hispanic GenZ are becoming more comfortable reclaiming their heritage and engaging with Spanish and Bilingual content.  By Santiago Solutions Group


Last year’s LDC U.S. Latino GDP Report reflected a U.S. Latino economy valued at $2.8 trillion in GDP. This year’s report shows the U.S. Latino economy has continued its remarkable growth and is now a $3.2 trillion economy. It is, in fact, growing two and a half times faster than the non-Latino equivalent.

Many Reggaeton artists sued for rhythm copyright infringement

According to CNN, "The foundational drum beats come from Jamaican dancehall duo Steely & Clevie, composed of Wycliffe Johnson and Cleveland Browne, who co-wrote “Fish Market” in 1989. The heavily sampled “Dem Bow” rhythm comes from a song of the same name co-authored with Shabba Ranks, which itself takes from “Fish Market.” Johnson passed away in 2009."

When Actual Practice Deviates from Contract Terms

Virtually all advertisers have formal contracts in place with their advertising agency partners. Most of these organizations have reviewed industry association contract templates and engaged outside legal counsel to review and customize agreement terms and conditions to satisfy their expectations.

Trade Groups define “MADE FOR ADVERTISING” websites

A consortium of marketing and advertising trade organizations released a detailed definition of so-called “Made for Advertising” websites that the ANA said in a recent report comprise 21 percent of impressions and 15 percent of ad spend.

The future of the consumer industry [REPORT]

The future is fast approaching, and the consumer industry is on the precipice of dramatic change that will significantly impact the markets, models, and mechanics of consumer companies over the next decade. With all this uncertainty, one thing is clear: The strategies that led you to today likely won’t get you to the future.

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2023

Public trust in the federal government, which has been low for decades, has returned to near record lows following a modest uptick in 2020 and 2021. Currently, fewer than two-in-ten Americans say they trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (1%) or “most of the time” (15%). This is among the lowest trust measures in nearly seven decades of polling. Last year, 20% said they trusted the government just about always or most of the time.  Among Asian, Hispanic and Black adults, 23%, 23% and 21% respectively say they trust the federal government “most of the time” or “just about always” – higher levels of trust than among White adults (13%). 

GOYA CARES releases new docufilm to raise awareness of child trafficking  [VIDEO]

Goya Cares released VICTIMS, now streaming on, a revealing documentary based on actual events that shows the heartbreaking epidemic of human trafficking in the world, and the disturbing moments that a family faces when trying to recover their daughter.

56% Of All Undergraduates Are First-Generation College Students

First-generation college students across the U.S. bring dedication, grit and fresh perspectives to their higher education institutions. Many of them also face more academic and financial challenges than their continuing-generation peers.

Research Finds $113T Unseen Wealth Creation Engine Making Latinos “non-traditional wealth bankers” instead of “underbanked”

According to a new report issued by Finhabits, Latino wealth has grown 12% annually for the past 10 years and the rate is 2x Non Latino Whites and has the potential of reaching $113T by 2050. Finhabits sees that 90,000 Latinos inside their fintech ecosystem are saving 6.5% of their salary regardless of income. Latino is an Everyday Saver and at that rate, even with lower household income, are accomplishing the industry recommended norm in savings.  By: Ana Ceppi, SeniorMarCom advisor with 10+ years of Financial services and HealthCare experience and Founder of Factivist LLC

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