BEHIND THE CAMERA: Creativity and Investment for Latin America & the Caribbean [REPORT]

This document provides an overview of the audiovisual sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. It uses a hybrid methodology that combines primary and secondary research, as well as nearly 100 interviews with key stakeholders in the industry. We present a map of the region, highlighting its milestones, with a focus on public policy debates and 21st-century skills. We include conversations with emerging creators, producers, entertainment executives, as well as with members of film associations and institutions. Our goal is to kickstart a conversation on the potential of this strategic sector and explore the challenges faced by its workforce. For this purpose, it is necessary to understand where professionals train, how they join a production, and which technical skills are in greatest demand. With 2025 in sight, our region must invest in training and make the most of the opportunities presented by this growing industry.

U.S. Population Projected to Begin Declining in Second Half of Century

The U.S. population is projected to reach a high of nearly 370 million in 2080 before edging downward to 366 million in 2100. By 2100, the total U.S. resident population is only projected to increase 9.7% from 2022, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau population projections released today. The projections provide possible scenarios of population change for the nation through the end of the century.

ANA’S AIMM Research reveals Consumers want Brands to commit & not back down from Diversity & Inclusion Practices [INFOGRAPHIC]

If a brand backtracks on their support for social causes, 77% of consumers would either immediately stop purchasing or look to purchase other brands more supportive of their views, according to a new study. Most of them (76%) will not return to that brand or will only return if the brand changes its practices, found a new report in which more than 9,000 consumers were surveyed.

Why we practice radical candor in providing pitch feedback

One of the great frustrations for agencies for agencies, beyond coming second is the lack of constructive feedback during and at the end of the pitch process. In my agency experience working on new business pitches, the quality of feedback was poor at best and non-existent at worst. Something that still occurs today, with the industry filled with memes on the internet of poor feedback, such as “It was so close, you came a close second”.

Why do we have leaders?

Leadership is all about enhancing and enabling people to develop to their fullest potential by developing their abilities and empowering them to become their best versions. Here is why.

Have you ever wondered about the intricacies of human error?

Understanding its various forms can be pivotal in preventing mishaps.  By Paul Hylenski

The Management Zoo.

Avoiding toxic people (as well as not being one!) is essential for your organization’s and team’s success. Which of these 10 types do you recognize?  Welcome to the Management Zoo.  By Jeroen Kraaijenbrink

Is Hispanic Advertising Now Victim of a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Over the last month, data and research reports have validated the ongoing momentum of several trends about the U.S. Hispanic consumer audience. The common take-away? This segment continues to be the primary growth-driver across many business verticals, categories and brands. Perhaps most profound and compelling, a recent report from the UCLA Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture: If the U.S. Latino population were its own country, the GDP would be the world’s fifth largest, outpacing even the United Kingdom, France, and India. What’s more, out of the world’s top 10 largest GDPs, the U.S. Latino GDP would be the second-fastest growing from 2020 to 2021, second only to China. Additionally, the latest Claritas Hispanic Market report shows Latinos are adding 4,021 people per day to the U.S. population, offsetting population daily declines in the non-Hispanic White segment (-2,340) and far outpacing the gains in African American/Black and Asian/Pacific Islander segments, at 918 and 828 added per day, respectively. In short, the Latino purchasing power and consumerism is showing no signs of plateauing, let alone declining.  By Louis Maldonado

2022 LDC U.S. Latino GDP Report [REPORT]

As a summary for the economic performance of Latinos, the 2020 U.S. Latino GDP is extraordinary. The total economic output (or GDP) of Latinos in the United States was $2.8trillion in 2020, up from $2.1 trillion in 2012, and $1.7 trillion in 2010. If Latinos living in the United States were an independent country, the U.S. Latino GDP would be the fifth largest GDP in the world, larger than the GDP's of the United Kingdom, India or France.

Cultivate Meaningful Growth – Empowering Your Business with Culture Marketing Strategies for Upwardly Mobile Hispanic Consumers

By Gaby Alcantara Diaz - Semilla According to Ipsos' findings on Hispanic wealth in America, Hispanics are gaining substantial wealth. Currently, one in five Hispanic adults is considered affluent, with a similar ratio observed among affluent individuals from the Gen Z population. This is in comparison to one in fifteen affluent boomers/seniors. Despite many of these households being raised in middle-class backgrounds, nearly one in four grew up in poverty. Nevertheless, they have achieved upward mobility, with their household spending surpassing their non-Hispanic white counterparts by 16% annually. In total, Hispanic households possess a staggering $12.8 trillion in net worth.

What Do CFOs Want from CMOs?

There's a growing urgency for marketing leaders to learn how to speak the language of finance

Examining the Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Adults and Children

The 2020 Census shows the overall U.S. population in 2020 was more racially and ethnically diverse than it was a decade earlier. But how racially and ethnically diverse were different age groups within the population?

THE END OF AN ERA : Eduardo Caballero passes

Eduardo Caballero The Godfather of Hispanic Marketing & Radio in our Industry has passed. For those that work with Eduardo Caballero and those that knew Eduardo will be eternally impacted by the man, the professional, the pioneer and the Industry Advocate.

CMO Tenure Study: An Expanded View of CMO Tenure and Backgrounds

As with prior years, this report tracks how CMO tenure and backgrounds have evolved, including the diversity of the CMOs at leading companies. The expanded data set, which includes a more diverse set of companies with broader industry representation, reflects the increasingly multifaceted nature of marketing today.

Lopez Negrete Communications Honored with Two Coveted District 10 Mosaic Awards

Lopez Negrete Communications was announced as a 2023 Mosaic Award winner by the American Advertising Federation Tenth District. The agency garnered an award in the Diversity and Inclusion Integrated Campaign category for their work on Walmart “Together Somos Más,” Unilever "Nos Inspiras Tú," and Mattress Firm "Hablemos de tu Descanso” and also won the Mosaic Talent in Advertising Content Creation.

Third Generation Latinx Brands and CPG: A New Era of Hispanic Marketing

The Latino community in the United States is changing rapidly, and this shift is reflected in the evolution of Latinx brands. The first generation of Latinx brands emerged in the 1980s, coinciding with the first large Hispanic immigration boom in the country. Many of these brands sold products from Latin America and marketed to Hispanic immigrants in their native language. Goya, established in New York City in the 1930s by a Spanish immigrant, is an example of a first-generation Latinx brand.

The Marketing Community’s Support of Diverse Suppliers  [REPORT]

This research is based on a survey of the ANA database of certified diverse suppliers serving the marketing/advertising industry. We wanted to hear from these diverse suppliers to learn: how interest from the marketing/advertising community in supporting diverse suppliers changed in the past year; how investment from the marketing/advertising community changed in the past year; top challenges for diverse suppliers.

Ramping Up College Recruitment Efforts – How L’Oréal and other brands bolster their efforts to recruit new talent from universities and colleges

As director of university relations and partnerships at the cosmetics giant and ANA member L'Oréal, Brittany Ramsey is responsible for identifying and attracting the marketing talent the company needs to thrive in the future. But in the past few years, the skills and education of the students L'Oréal wants to recruit has changed significantly.

The Hispanic Growth Engine Post Pandemic

A key responsibility of marketers is to identify growth opportunities. It would be easy to overlook the strength of the U.S. Hispanic market if you were not aware of their impressive economic performance before and during the pandemic. The Latino Donor Collaborative published their latest annual report that paints a powerful picture of resilience. It confirms the dominance of Latinos in the growth of the new mainstream economy.  By Roberto Orci

When It Comes To Advertising, Multicultural Representation Is Not Enough

As we close another Super Bowl cycle, I've been approached by some media outlets asking my opinion about the lack of representation of multicultural consumers, mainly Hispanics, in this year's roster of brands that invested in the big game.  By Isaac Mizrahi - CEO of ALMA Agency

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