The unemployment rate has come down significantly since last spring, falling to 6.3% in January 2021. But labor market disruption remains a hallmark of the COVID-19 recession.

According to a study by the Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC), despite a multicultural majority among the under-18 age segment, most non-Hispanic white (NHW) teens do not experience the MC majority reality in their daily lives—from their schools and neighborhoods to their friendships online and in real life. Regardless of race or background, teen stress levels are high, trust circles are tight and vary among kids and parents, depending on culture, age, and experience with organizations and institutions.

For a culture often defined by coming together, such as through family meals, worship services and visits to the barbershop or salon, 2020 presented Black families with shared and unique obstacles, especially families with kids. As a result, many Black families found new ways to engage with content celebrating Black culture and about Black identity in America.

The 2020 Demographic Analysis estimates include national-level estimates of the population by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin as of April 1, 2020.

It is my attempt to summarize as clearly and simply as possible the process by which people choose between brands based on their intuitive and deliberative thinking. I would love to hear your thoughts about it, good, bad, or indifferent.  By Nigel Hollis

Univision will serve as a member of the primary Steering Committee dedicated to creating a standard by which all parties in the TV ecosystem can collaborate and unite on addressable advertising.

The news media’s transition to digital has brought major upheaval to the industry – including a multitude of new providers and ways to get to news. And just as American news organizations have had to drastically reevaluate their business models, it would make sense that researchers who are trying to measure the U.S. public’s news consumption also need to reexamine the traditional ways they have done so.

In this report, we examine consumer sentiment across key demographics in the U.S. The findings are especially relevant this year as marketers scramble to get a pulse on the post-pandemic consumer.

According to KPMG’s Corporate Data Responsibility survey, 97% of American consumers indicated that data privacy is important to them, yet 68% don’t trust companies to ethically sell personal data. And COVID-19 has only made consumers more aware of data privacy issues—making it even more imperative that companies act responsibly.

It was less than two weeks after the storming of the U.S. Capitol and the night before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.  I spoke with Mario X. Carrasco, Co-Founder and Principal of ThinkNow, an award-winning, technology driven cultural insights agency. The plan was to talk about multicultural marketing.  We did.  But we talked about a whole lot more.

VAB's Audience Migration in Context: Leveraging Population Shifts to Unlock $4 Trillion in Buying Power, highlights a significant disconnect between the realities of population dynamics with how advertisers are buying their TV schedules.

The third in a four-part series called The Time is Now in partnership with CMC, Culture Marketing Council – The Voice of Hispanic Marketing. Our expert panel will provide an update on the tech devices and media platforms we are using, and the evolution of SVOD since 2018.  We will also look at the continued power of both in-culture content and recent cultural cross-pollination trends in overall content.

Last year around this time, I published “The State of the Union – Privacy Law’s Impact on the Sample Industry” sharing my views on how privacy legislation impacted the sample industry in 2019. Since then, the world has radically changed.  A worldwide pandemic sparked a global health crisis. Social and political unrest upended the status-quo, and Joe Biden was elected the 46th President of the United States. The election was so bitterly contested that it resulted in a violent attack by extremists on the U.S. Capitol. Many are wondering how we can collectively move forward.  By Art Padilla is a Director of Panels at ThinkNow.

Our Friends at ThinkNow posed the following:  ”Acculturation has long been used in media research among Hispanics respondents but it is time to revisit it use. Acculturation assumes a linear progression towards American culture.  American culture becomes increasingly shaped by diverse audiences".  We asked our readers at HispanicAd and the results are in.

After a year of unprecedented disaster and turbulence – the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the global outcry over systemic racism and political instability – the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals an epidemic of misinformation and widespread mistrust of societal institutions and leaders around the world. Adding to this is a failing trust ecosystem unable to confront the rampant infodemic, leaving the four institutions – business, government, NGOs and media – in an environment of information bankruptcy and a mandate to rebuild trust and chart a new path forward.

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