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.

Healthcare The Final HISPANIC Frontier

The COVID-19 pandemic should have been a wake-up call. It wasn’t. Covid laid it bare for all to see, and it’s very troubling that the Healthcare Industry doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo. The chronic underinvestment in Hispanic healthcare outreach is affecting the nation’s preparedness for the future. It's time for the industry to have a moment of reckoning and address this significant deficit before it's too late to make amends.  By Pedro de Córdoba - Vice President, Client Solutions / eContent DIGITAL

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.

How agencies should talk about the money

Most agency executives and teams hate talking about money with clients and prospects. And they don’t do a very good job of it.

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.

Ally celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month kicking off this Friday, September 15, Ally released its newest TV spot next week honoring the cultural richness of the Hispanic community.

Why long-term marketing drives business longevity

When times are tight and the future is uncertain, especially amid lingering fears about recession and a sluggish ad market, it’s tempting for marketers to focus on quick wins to get some points on the board and live to fight another day. Those quick wins, however, aren’t what sustain businesses. While helpful for the next quarterly read-out, short-term sales can easily distract teams from thinking about what really drives success: long-term growth.

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.

Why Brands Need a Culture Stack

For brands struggling to sustainably reinvent themselves, I offer a new construct, the Culture Stack. The Culture Stack brings process and capabilities together to form an operating ethos that meets the most critical needs of today's marketers.

Over-emphasis on activation and tactics limits marketing effectiveness

Creating a Global Culture of Marketing Effectiveness finds that while overall marketing effectiveness culture is performing acceptably – scoring 6.5 out of 10 – Process, the glue that pulls together the three other key elements (People, Focus, and Data & Tools), scores just 5.7.

A Major Shift Is Coming to the Digital Ad Industry: Are You Prepared?

The foundational business model of the ad-supported internet, which revolves around offering free content in exchange for behavioral tracking, is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Over the past two decades, the focus of digital advertising has been on targeting individuals to deliver increasingly personalized and relevant ads. This has created a vast and intricate infrastructure for tracking people's online behavior.

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.

The Importance of All-Party Data in a Cookieless World

Why brands need to leverage third-, second-, first-, and zero-party data to overcome a shifting marketing landscape

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.


For the first time, Americans 25 and under are a multicultural majority, with the 35-and-under segment estimated to reach that milestone by the end of this year. In addition, the Gen Z multicultural majority generation has reached adulthood, joining Millennials and together forming a multicultural super-segment. These two transformative generations are wielding enormous power and influence on today’s American mainstream. Just how much? The Hispanic Marketing Council (HMC) will have those answers and more with its latest study, “IT’S TIME: The Growing Power of the Multicultural Majority.”  On October 4, HMC will host a free event in New York City to reveal the top insights of the study and host a Q&A session—the event also will be live streamed. For more information, and to register for the in-person event or the simulcast.

The Surprising Origins of Our Obsession with Creativity

We tend to assume creativity is a timeless human value. But in fact, creativity has only been a regular part of our vocabulary since the middle of the twentieth century. Its first known written occurrence was in 1875, making it an infant as far as words go.  By Samuel W. Franklin

How to Hold Creative Accountable for ROI

The logic that advertisers use to drive their creative decisions doesn't make sense.

Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

The period from September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for celebrating, with a special attentiveness, the achievements of Hispanics and for elevating the causes that are most important to their communities. Of course, this isn't work that can be confined to a single month, and, in recognition of that fact, the 2022 Multicultural Excellence Awards honored marketing to and on behalf of the Hispanic community that took place across the year.

A better way to build a brand: The community flywheel

How are market leaders building and activating brands in the 2020s? To understand today, we must first look to the past.

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