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.

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.

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.

Latinos in the U.S. have the fifth-largest GDP in the world [REPORT]

The findings of the latest U.S. Latino GDP Report, produced annually by the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture and California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, show that even amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic conditions in 2021, the U.S. Latino GDP grew by an inflation-adjusted 7.1%, surpassing the $3 trillion mark for the first time.

MAGNA US AD FORECAST – Fall 2023 Update: Digital Advertising Finally Recovers

After two quarters of stagnation, US advertising spending re-accelerated to +4.4% year-over-year in the second quarter, but digital media formats were the only ones to see a significant improvement in advertising sales. The digital advertising recovery, combined with a slightly better economic outlook, led MAGNA to raise its market growth forecast for 2023 and 2024.

The Latest Case for Spanish-language Media and News, Courtesy of The Smithsonian

I’m writing at the onset of Hispanic Heritage Month to join the celebration of our community’s long-term accomplishments, inspired by one of America’s preeminent national institutions: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This past week, the museum unveiled a new exhibit to celebrate the unparalleled work and accomplishments of Latinas in journalism, ¡De última hora!: Latinas Report Breaking News. The exhibit explores the relationship between Spanish-language TV and American history through the collective experiences of seven Latina journalists, including Ilia Calderón, Dunia Elvir, Marilys Llanos, Gilda Mirós, Lori Montenegro, María Elena Salinas and Blanca Rosa Vílchez. These Latinas have paved the way and serve as role models and mentors for future generations of Latina journalists in American media.  by Daisy Expósito-Ulla

US Retail Sales Up 2.9% in August, But Ad Spending By Retailers Likely Up ~5%

Retail sales data historically took on outsized importance in the imaginations of practitioners within the advertising industry. Advertising by retailers has never been unimportant – spending on advertising by retailers, including food services and drink places amounts to 20% of total advertising expenditures in the United States, according to the most recently available data from a sample of tax returns included in IRS data. But as a percentage of economy-wide receipts, these businesses only account for 17% of all turnover.

Telemundo and NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Heritage Campaign “Be The Next Story Told” Honors and Celebrates the Culture and Contributions of Latinos in the U.S.

With Hispanic Heritage Month kicking off this week, Telemundo and NBCUniversal are celebrating with an energizing new campaign that recognizes the vibrant and diverse culture of the Hispanic community through activations, special content and programming across the company all month long.

The Latest on Talent & Employee Trends

According to a poll conducted by Morning Consult, on behalf of BSR, social policies on a state-level, and brand advocacy in relation to social issues are important considerations for people thinking about relocating for employment.

Global Influencer Marketing Spend Surged 22% in 2022 to $29B, Pacing for 17% Growth in ’23, Fueled by Rising Interest in Popular Agents of Fashion, Entertainment & Sports

Global influencer marketing spending grew 21.5% in 2022 to $29.14 billion and is on pace to rise 16.9% in 2023, fueled by a growing number of brand marketers investing in a multiplying number of macro and micro influencers using social media channels to espouse products and brands among their peers, according to new research by PQ Media.

Despite Economic Uncertainty, Now Is the Time to Invest in Advertising

In the face of economic uncertainty, rising inflation, and smaller advertising budgets, many agencies and brands are understandably hesitant to invest in advertising. However, the reality is that advertising is still an essential tool for building brand awareness, driving sales, and growing a business.

Economy is Expanding but Momentum is Slowing

The economy is still growing, but not as fast as it was earlier this year, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz.

Loop Media announces Latino Content Channels for Businesses

Loop Media, Inc. , a free streaming television media company for businesses which provides access torestaurants, retail businesses, office buildings, doctors’ offices, airports, bars and college campuses, announced it has added the Mexican Restaurant Channel, the Mood Boost Latin Channel and the Cinco de Mayo Channel (where every day can be a celebration) to its Latino-focused channels on the Company’s Loop TV platform.

New Guidelines to help Marketers start investing in Diverse Media Suppliers

The ANA and the 4A’s released a new set of guidelines designed to help companies increase their advertising and marketing investments in diverse media suppliers.

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