Esports describes the world of competitive, organized video gaming. But who is its audience? And why should brands and marketers pay attention? In this episode, we sit down with Ben Paro, Category Director of Sports and Gaming at MRI-Simmons, as he explains the rise of this unique and faithful segmentation. Tune in to understand the innovative entertainment that eSports is serving up- and the opportunities it gives brands and advertisers.

“Boxeo Telemundo” makes its return to Telemundo this Friday, August 14 featuring the former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latin Champion and Tijuana, Mexico native, Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza against Colombian and recently undefeated fighter, Brandon “El Metrallo” Valdes for the vacant WBO Youth Super Bantamweight World Title.

The U.S. sporting goods industry -- which includes toys, sporting goods, and sporting goods and outdoors retailers -- is greatly underspending toward Spanish speakers, according to Kantar 2019 figures. Network English-language ad spending was $173 million dollars, while Spanish-language spending was only $4 million dollars.  The numbers don’t improve much when looking at spot TV spending, with just $1 million toward Spanish spot TV by advertisers.

With mobile accounting for more than two-thirds of US digital ad spending, the pandemic's economic effects didn’t spare mobile ad spend. Still, the format is faring slightly better than most other media and will eke out growth in 2020.

Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason

Those who rely on social media for news are less likely to get the facts right about the coronavirus and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims

A majority of Americans think social media companies have too much power and influence in politics, and roughly half think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that comes as four major tech executives prepare to testify before Congress about their firms’ role in the economy and society.

As Americans hunkered down under stay-at-home orders for much of March and April, they unsurprisingly consumed more mobile media. The added mobile time, however, wasn’t distributed equally. Some long-term trends, such as greater consumer interest in mobile video and gaming, accelerated as people sought diversion. Other longer-term trends, including digital audio, stagnated as commuting time fell precipitously.

The multi-cultural and international film industry is poised to develop true, realistic and un-sensationalized cultural-image-identity in the movie and series production business sector to reflect in-depth cultural nuances that are integral and loyal to a human segment regardless of the culture.

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss consumer perceptions of the Facebook ad boycott and where dollars are being redirected. They then talk about how much is too much to pay for streaming TV, advertising expectations for H2 2020 and why WhatsApp Business has grown tenfold in a year.

Telemundo Deportes announced it is adding the exclusive U.S. media rights to Liga MX’s Club Deportivo Chivas de Guadalajara to NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ world-class sports content portfolio starting with the 2020 Apertura tournament set to kickoff later this month.

It's been a busy few weeks at Facebook, what with the ad boycott, hastily arranged meetings with agencies, bullish statements from Mark Zuckerberg ('who needs advertisers, and in any case they'll be back soon enough'), and remarks from the company and its supporters that there's really nothing to see here at Facebook we were in any event cleaning out the Augean stables. No one believed them.  By Brian Jacobs - The COG Blog

Will 2020 be the year of 5G wireless networks? Many consumers and businesses think so, but we’re also witnessing the first signs of disillusionment. Explore three stages of infrastructure-led 5G innovation, along with 5G infrastructure investment opportunities in the United States, to promote deployment, adoption, and commercialization.

Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, looks ahead to the 2023 tournament as Australia and New Zealand win bid to host the event.

The explosion of the internet in the early 2000s transformed the ways brands engage with consumers. The rise of social media has only further shifted engagement models from focusing on television, print, and radio ads, to investing more in social platforms. In the past, brands used traditional marketing channels to deliver a single ad to millions of people. The migration of consumers from television and print to digital has led to a surplus of customer data that can be used to develop hyper-personalized ads that can be delivered to the millions of customers active on digital channels.

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