Author Talks: Where are the women who are missing from the workforce?

In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey Global Publishing’s Raju Narisetti chats with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and an activist for women’s economic empowerment , about her new book, Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It’s Different Than You Think) (Atria/One Signal Publishers, March 2022). Working mothers are burned out, and companies are losing the unique value they bring to the table.


FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles) handed its 2022 Awards in Miami, at the Coral Gables Country Club this morning, where the highly respected organization honored advertising industry leader Daisy Expósito-Ulla; nationally recognized financial consulting, accounting and litigation business figure Antonio “Tony” Argiz; and publisher-philanthropist, attorney Alberto Ibargüen.

We Are Speaking Different Languages

I once wrote a popular tweet that listed ten words that are used in every advertising meeting, even though nobody really knows what they mean. I only mention the popularity to indicate that there was quite a lot of agreement with the list. Anyway, I had a look for it, but it’s buried too far beneath my thousands of tweets despairing of Boris Johnson, so here’s an attempt to recall the magic ten with an additional one for good luck.  By Ben Kay

The U.S Ad Industry Stages a Remarkable Comeback from Covid-19

Lockdowns during the height of the pandemic were devastating to the U.S. ad industry, as they were for the economy and society as a whole.  But advertising has made a remarkable recovery with growth now nearly in line with spend projections from before the emergence of Covid-19.

The five zeros reshaping stores

Shoppers are reshaping the retail landscape faster than ever before. Nearly 40 percent have switched brands or retailers during the pandemic, and more than 80 percent have new shopping behaviors. More than half of those who used a new channel or service such as “buy online, pickup in store,” for example, said they would continue the practice post-COVID-19. As such, the omnichannel consumer has never been more powerful. They make purchases 70 percent more often and spend about 34 percent more than people who shop exclusively in store

US in-store card users will be more than 90% of population by 2023

The forecast: US in-store payment card users will represent 91.0% of the population by 2023, with 68.6% being debit card users, 60.2% being credit card users, and 17.1% being prepaid card users.

Estrella Media elevates Sales Executives to Leadership Roles

Estrella Media announced the elevation of seven executives on its sales team. Steve Mandala, Chief Revenue and Local Media Officer, made the announcement.

Annual Retail Sales to Grow Between 6 % and 8 %

The National Retail Federation issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6 percent and 8 percent to more than $4.86 trillion in 2022.

How to make marketing change management more successful

There has been an incredible amount of change within marketing departments (and of course businesses overall) over the past 2 years.

Why grocery advertising has never been more effective

Ad spend will yield better returns today than before the pandemic, as consumers are more receptive than ever.

Modern marketing dilemmas: Where does performance marketing meet brand building?

We unravel the criticism against Marketing ROI as a key metric, and explore how to get the balance right between short and long-term measurement.

Gone for now, or gone for good? How to play the new talent game and win back workers

Nearly half of the employees who voluntarily left the workforce during the pandemic aren’t coming back on their own. Employers must go and get them. Here’s how to start.

Want to produce great work? Stop treating your advertising agencies like dirt

A really fun thing about working in marketing is that anyone who has ever seen an ad reckons they know how to do your job.

Arrive and Thrive – Impactful practices for women in leadership

There’s a big difference between being in a position of leadership and thriving in one—especially when it comes to women leaders.

Tailored digital ads and ecommerce to drive 8% growth in OTC adspend this year [REPORT]

Advertising expenditure by over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare brands in 13 key markets* will expand by 7.6% in 2022 and 5.0% in 2023, according to Zenith’s new Business Intelligence – OTC Healthcare report, published today. This growth will be driven by tailored digital brand advertising, as well as performance advertising driving traffic to OTC ecommerce platforms.

The impact of inflation on retail [PODCAST]

You don’t have to be an economist to notice that the country is experiencing inflation. In January, the inflation rate rose to 7.5 percent, and prices of everything from gas to everyday goods are increasing.

Global Consumer Media Content & Tech Spend Grew 6.7% to $2.14T in 2021, Fastest Growth in 5 Years, Driven by Digital Audio, Video, Games & Rebound in Movie Ticket Sales

Global consumer spending on media content and technology grew at an accelerated 6.7% in 2021 to $2.139 trillion, the second consecutive year of faster annual growth and the strongest gain in five years, according to a new report by PQ Media.

State of the Union 2022: How Americans view major national issues

Here’s a look at public opinion on some of the key issues facing the country, drawn from recent Pew Research Center surveys.

BLACK History Month is coming to a close and a small peep

What happened to the VERY LOUD Black Marketers that we heard & saw last year and the craving by all advertisers to be perceived as woke or engaged? It is a legitimate questions, especially in the light that Black History Month is closing in 6 days. What has been the diversity and DE&I buzz lately? By Gene Bryan / CEO of HispanicAd

Inflation Media Management [REPORT]

In this latest issue of ECI Media Management’s Inflation Report, we explore media inflation in the context of a world economy that is recovering, albeit more slowly than hoped for.

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