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.

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

The People-First Advertising Lessons of the Hollywood Strikes

The full impact of the ongoing Hollywood writers' and actors' strikes has yet to be felt within the TV programming ecosystem, but the continued lull in production of new long-form content is going to have reverberating effects on the media landscape as we head into 2024. Advertisers need to recognize and react to the real-world implications when it comes to TV inventory.

Americans’ Dismal Views of the Nation’s Politics [REPORT]

Americans have long been critical of politicians and skeptical of the federal government. But today, Americans’ views of politics and elected officials are unrelentingly negative, with little hope of improvement on the horizon.

Marketers Balance the Promise and Peril of Generative AI

While juggling concerns such as the volatile economy and the increasingly complex management of customer relationships, marketers now have the added responsibility of figuring out how to harness the power of the hottest technology around — generative AI — while confronting the myriad challenges it presents. AI has ignited great enthusiasm among many brand managers who envision it as a vehicle to make their work more efficient, innovate new kinds of ad content, and improve the all-important customer experience. Yet making it a part of their day-to-day operations remains a work in progress.

New CMO Council report examines relationship between marketing and finance [REPORT]

According to the report, economic headwinds have arrived, and chances are marketers aren't prepared; only 10% of marketing leaders strongly believe their marketing investments, whose reins are often held by finance, position them to emerge from economic turmoil ahead of the competition.

Some employees are destroying value. Others are building it. Do you know the difference?

More than half of employees report being relatively unproductive at work. New research into six types of employees shows how companies can re-engage workers while amplifying the impact of star performers.

Reimaging Agency Selection: Why is now a good time to go to pitch? [REPORT]

In this era of transformation and adaptation, rethinking your approach to agency selection isn’t merely a strategic choice — it’s an imperative.

How to Improve Marketing’s Value Within the Organzation

Though the scope of marketing has expanded considerably over the last ten years, CMOs and their teams still don't seem to be getting the respect they deserve in the C-suite. This episode explores this strange phenomenon and also offers a series of key questions marketers need to answer if they want to get a handle on their myriad responsibilities and improving their standing in the eyes of other executives.

2020 Census Data for Nearly 1,500 Detailed Race and Ethnicity Groups, Tribes and Villages

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 Census population counts and sex-by-age statistics for 300 detailed race and ethnic groups, as well as 1,187 detailed American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) tribes and villages.

Latinos’ Views of and Experiences With the Spanish Language [REPORT]

Most U.S. Latinos speak Spanish: 75% say they are able to carry on a conversation in Spanish pretty well or very well. And most Latinos (85%) say it is at least somewhat important for future generations of Latinos in the United States to speak Spanish.

mitúTV App launches on Comcast Entertainment Platforms

Beginning September 15, the mitúTV app will be available on X1 and Flex. It will offer viewers more than 120 hours of original programming directed by Latinos. Likewise, mitúTV will offer hit series from Latino creators such as Inland Entertainment Network, Digital Bodega, and the Immigration Archive Project.

GALLEGOS United launches DoorDash campaign

GALLEGOS United and Superette (DoorDash's internal creative studio) have unveiled the brand’s first-ever Spanish-language campaign for the Dasher audience.

Gen Z Social Media Trends Continue to Influence CPG Industry with ‘#GirlMath’

When it comes to capturing the attention of GenZ consumers, keeping up with the latest social media trends is worth every marketer’s time.  by Santiago Solutions Group

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