ANA's Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), Nielsen and Media Framework announced a collaboration aimed at increasing investments in multicultural and inclusive-owned media (African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ and People with Disabilities) to help brands and agencies measure their investment and impact on multicultural and inclusive-owned media and the communities these represent. 

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced a year-long partnership with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) to support continued COVID-19 vaccination efforts and advance health-related programs for the Hispanic community.

With employees having more job opportunities to choose from, 91% of HR leaders are increasingly concerned about employee turnover in the coming months, according to a survey of 572 HR leaders in July 2021 by Gartner, Inc.

Despite higher inflation, labour shortages, and wage inflation, corporate confidence is growing across the world. There is a consensus that, despite the lingering impact of the pandemic, we are through the worst of times. Consumer confidence is also high and rising, starting with China and the West and gradually spreading to other economies.

This is the seventh year of Women in the Workplace, the largest study of women in corporate America. This effort, conducted by McKinsey in partnership with LeanIn.Org, analyzes the representation of women in corporate America, provides an overview of HR policies and programs—including HR leaders’ sentiment on the most effective diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices—and explores the intersectional experiences of different groups of women at work.

StitcherAds announced the results of a new commissioned study on how social media advertising influences purchasing habits across generations, analyzing 500 US-based respondents, ages 18 and over.

Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) released a new report, the 2021 Latino Board Monitor, revealing a lack of US Latino representation on the largest company boards in the country. Latino directors are missing on 47% of Fortune 100 boards, while the Fortune 1000 fares worse with 69% of companies lacking a US Latino perspective.

More than 70 percent of the meanings behind words, ideas, and concepts in culture are implied. Decoding those meanings through technology can not only help brands better understand what people are talking about but add value to their products and services and create a feeling of authenticity and purpose.

As brands seek ways to establish deeper, more personalized connections with consumers, they’re engaging social media influencers more heavily than in previous years. This increased focus speaks to both fragmenting media consumption and the significant engagement that many influencers boast across channels like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

CNN en Español announced that renowned Cuban writer and poet Wendy Guerra is joining the network as a contributor and analyst, as well as a creator of alternative content for digital and on-air platforms.

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Demand for buy-now-pay-later offers is surging among younger consumers

Collage Group announced its CultureRate:Brand and CultureRate:Ad rankings of the more than 500 brands and 200 ads evaluated as part of the data pool.

The unprecedented growth in advertising spending in the first half (+32%) was more than low comps due to the COVID lockdown and recession last year. It was caused by a unique combination of national brands reconnecting with consumers and competing for a limited amount of traditional media inventory, while the lasting changes of COVID on lifestyles and marketing methods continue to fuel huge digital advertising spending from both big brands and small businesses. These ongoing organic growth engines, combined with Olympic budgets and the Mid-Term election spending, will continue to generate double-digit spending growth in the second half and into 2022.

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