Research

Addressing the unprecedented behavioral-health challenges facing Generation Z

Nearly two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, Gen Zers, ranging from middle school students to early professionals, are reporting higher rates of anxiety, depression, and distress than any other age group. The mental-health challenges among this generation are so concerning that US surgeon general Vivek Murthy issued a public health advisory on December 7, 2021, to address the “youth mental health crisis” exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beware the Streetlight Effect

The information age began in the 1950s with the invention of transistor technology, then hop-skipped through the miniaturization of computer technology in the 1980s. Today, it’s marked by, well, too much information. With increasingly rich data from a dizzying array of sources, marketers can now capture more information on customers and competitors than ever before and use that data to drive actionable insights.

Video streaming: a complex and ever-evolving market [REPORT]

As the video streaming market grows more complex and dynamic, the greater the value of audience measurement.

Estrella Media signs multi-year Nielsen Local TV Measurement agreement

Nielsen and Estrella Media, Inc. announced a multi-year renewal agreement for local TV measurement. In addition, Nielsen will provide a comprehensive suite of analytics and performance services for Estrella’s stations in Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, and San Francisco.

Consumer Media Usage Growth Slowed to 1.6% in 2021 – Media Consumption to Grow Faster in 2022

Diverging from the sharp gain in momentum in advertising and marketing spending in 2021, consumer time spent with media registered a more modest uptick, similar to pre-pandemic trends through 2019 when signs of device penetration saturation began to emerge, according to new research released by PQ Media.

Reinforcing first-party data strategies is essential for securing consumers’ loyalty

By now, every marketer knows that third-party cookies will soon go away. While the fact may have left some marketers feeling lost as to how to target and engage consumers moving forward, third-party cookies were more of a crutch than a catalyst when it came to developing impactful campaigns and sustaining long-term business growth.

Time to get serious in 2022 ……..

A couple of questions came to mind regarding some key issues for US Hispanic & Multicultural advertising, marketing, media, public relations and research industry:

Challenges and opportunities for omnichannel marketers [REPORT]

In a survey conducted among 250+ leaders at advertising agencies, media providers, and tech companies around the world, Mediaocean gathered insights and sentiment on topics including channel convergence, identity resolution, brand safety, and more. Chief among the findings was a growing concern from industry leaders about the ongoing challenge of cross-platform measurement.

Nation’s Teachers More Diverse but Still Lag Racial, Ethnic Makeup of Students

The racial and ethnic diversity of the nation’s 6.6 million teachers has increased since 1990 but has not caught up with the diversity of their students, according to a U.S. Census Bureau analysis of employment and population data.

Latinas Exiting the Workforce: How the Pandemic Revealed Historic Disadvantages and Heightened Economic Hardship [REPORT]

As baby boomers retire in record numbers, Latinas are poised to transform the U.S. labor force and catalyze economic growth. However, the pandemic has made clear that without considerable changes in job protection and safety-net programs, the economic potential of Latinas will be limited.

60% of Global Consumers are Frustrated with Navigating Content on Streaming Video Services [REPORT]

Three-in-five subscribers to multiple streaming services expressed frustration with their viewing experiences, according to a new report from Accenture, and 44% of those surveyed indicate they spend more than six minutes searching for something to watch.

Do Americans really expect 2022 to be a better year? [REPORT]

Global survey finds U.S. public glad to leave 2021 behind, but wary of inflation, extreme weather, and cyberattacks; Americans not as optimistic as citizens from many other countries

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

As the nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projected the U.S. population will be 332,403,650 on Jan. 1, 2022. This represents an increase of 706,899, or 0.21%, since New Year’s Day 2021, and 954,369, or 0.29%, since Census Day (April 1) 2020.

Inventing ‘Hispanic’ [PODCAST]

Do Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans share an identity? The answer wasn’t necessarily clear before 1980. That’s when the Census Bureau introduced a pair of new terms, Hispanic and Latino, to its decennial count. The addition was the result of years of advocacy and negotiation: Being counted on the census meant the potential for far more government action, yet the broad category oversimplified the identities of an immense and diverse group.

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