Hispanicize #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit featured influencers, tastemakers, content creators, celebrities, executives and entrepreneurs and proudly shined a light on Latinx frontline heroes and small business owners alike.

Americans are spending less of their total listening time with YouTube in 2020, and YouTube as an audio-only source is reaching fewer Americans in 2020, according to two updated datasets from Edison Research.

It's been a busy few weeks at Facebook, what with the ad boycott, hastily arranged meetings with agencies, bullish statements from Mark Zuckerberg ('who needs advertisers, and in any case they'll be back soon enough'), and remarks from the company and its supporters that there's really nothing to see here at Facebook we were in any event cleaning out the Augean stables. No one believed them.  By Brian Jacobs - The COG Blog

GroupM announced the launch of The GroupM Multicultural Marketplace in the U.S. This marketplace is currently live with 300 publishers, representing a comprehensive—and growing—list of Black and Hispanic owned and/or focused publishers that create, curate and distribute content specifically for these audiences.

Many times when people hear the word "AI," they think of a Terminator-esque dystopia where people are becoming disconnected from themselves, where technology is replacing human connection and personability.

Will 2020 be the year of 5G wireless networks? Many consumers and businesses think so, but we’re also witnessing the first signs of disillusionment. Explore three stages of infrastructure-led 5G innovation, along with 5G infrastructure investment opportunities in the United States, to promote deployment, adoption, and commercialization.

A great majority of marketers believe that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovations and technology, but many of them spend little time learning how to utilize either of those tools, according to a new ANA report.

In less than two years, many publishers, advertisers, data vendors, and technology platforms will need to reevaluate and retool their approaches to data collection, audience targeting, measurement, and attribution analysis. All of those activities will change, and along with them the ways that we track and measure advertising and user behavior and how campaigns and websites will be optimized.

When it comes to Latinos, there is no shortage of audio consumption among our community. As we are about to see, the same is true for podcast listening. The irony, however, is in the shortage of resources available to the Latino podcasting market. This strong consumption — paired with a lack of research – merits a formal look into the podcast listening terrains of the Latino listening world. This is exactly one reason why we teamed up with leaders in the audio space to conduct a study that will provide insights into the podcast listeners and non-listeners of our often simplified, but truly complex, ethnic group.

When most consumers think about their media consumption, they’re quick to recall their favorite TV program, a new video game they’re into or the last Netflix original they saw. Rarely—if ever—do ads enter the conversation. This isn’t surprising, but it undersells the significance that ads have in consumers’ lives.

Before and since COVID-19 hit, consumers loaded up on paid media subscriptions and sampled free services. As costs, competition, and subscription fatigue grow, their choices today could shape the industry for the next decade.

2020 has been one of the most challenging years for the advertising sector since the Great Recession of 2008. However, among all the paused and cancelled campaigns, digital video remains relatively stable, driven by Connected TV (CTV).  According to IAB’s U.S. 2020 Digital Video Advertising Spend Report: Putting COVID in Context, CTV is largely responsible for the sector’s resilience and was least impacted by COVID-19.

As the pandemic catapults online marketing, B2B brands have an opportunity to advance long-awaited digital objectives

LA-based Acento has added advertising veteran and digital innovator, Vicent Llopis, to its cross-cultural team. In his role as VP/Executive Creative Director, Llopis brings a proven record of fostering innovative thinking, particularly in the digital space with some of the top agencies in the business.  

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." It's one of Warren Buffet's most famous quotes. And it goes to the heart of the calculation of return on investment (ROI), which, of course, is at the core of marketing success. Brand storytelling with sight, sound, and motion comes with a growing price. Video production costs run the gamut from very low (user-generated content) to very high (multiday shooting, with expensive talent). To bolster and exceed their ROI goals, marketers need systems and processes that enable their teams and partners to leverage produced assets without friction or slowdowns.

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