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September 29, 2016

Consumers’ grocery shopping patterns are quickly evolving as just-in-time shopping is becoming the norm. Since there are more places to shop, and more products to choose from than ever before, IRI® is taking a closer look at how retailers can find true organic growth by maximizing the value of their current shoppers in today’s fragmented marketplace

September 29, 2016

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4A’s) revealed findings of two new surveys about diversity. One survey found that 4A’s members reported the industry hasn’t done enough to improve diversity within its ranks, while another showed that consumers believe strides have been made in the portrayal of diversity in ads during the past five years.

September 29, 2016

In just under two weeks, the marketing and advertising industry’s best and brightest will gather in Los Angeles for the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, presented by Time Inc. One of the featured speakers at this year’s event is Brian Beitler (pictured), EVP and CMO at Lane Bryant. Last year, Lane Bryant launched its groundbreaking “Plus is Equal” campaign that helped bring female body positivity into the national conversation. With this campaign, the company has helped to pave the way for broader acceptance of a previously ignored consumer segment that represents nearly 80 percent of African-American women and 75 percent of Hispanic women. Below, Brian shares a quick look at his upcoming presentation, his take on the importance of multicultural marketing in today’s marketplace, and what he sees as the future of multicultural marketing.  By Crystal Albanese, senior manager of committees and conferences at ANA

September 29, 2016

tudies have shown that millennials tend to be less brand loyal than preceding generations. With access to more marketing channels and greater exposure to advertising, millennials have more forces impacting their purchase decisions than other age cohorts.

September 29, 2016

Consumers are turning their back on brands as 39% of U.S. respondents ‘actively ignore’ social posts or content, despite soaring usage of popular social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram.

September 29, 2016

For anyone in the CPG industry still unclear about the power of direct-to-consumer models, Unilever’s July purchase of Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in cash was a deafening trumpet blast. The five-year-old startup,  which had pole-vaulted from obscurity to huge consumer awareness through brilliant YouTube videos, had also created a large subscription business and millions of direct consumer relationships in the process.

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September 29, 2016

Comcast announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks

September 28, 2016

Viant announced the findings of its new report: The Anatomy of a Department Store Shopper. This new research offers key data and insights into the purchase and consumption habits of heavy shoppers from three top national department stores.

September 28, 2016

The findings include surprising juxtapositions. Some tactics are clearly performing well, but only utilized by a small number of brands. Other tactics are widespread among brands, but the performance data shows little to no payoff. The report also puts concrete numbers behind strategies that marketers have believed intuitively to be effective, but never had good data to corroborate. Based on Beckon's marketing performance analysis, third-party research and case studies from customers, the report makes recommendations to help data-driven marketers set benchmarks for success and chart a better course for action.

September 28, 2016

Mobile shopping and purchasing have become the norm across the globe, according to “Mobile Commerce: A Global Perspective,” an in-depth survey of mobile users from 19 countries around the world, released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) at the IAB MIXX Conference.

September 28, 2016

Youth may be wasted on the young, but when it comes to taking control of their health and well-being, Millennials are pretty much kicking older generations’ saggy-old butts. That’s because, unlike Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, Millennials have a decidedly different take on what wellness means to them and how they’re living their best lives.

September 28, 2016

As video advertising continues to grow across the board, marketers and agencies are increasingly focusing on social venues such as Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope

September 28, 2016

Telemundo 47 / WNJU has named Colum Carey Vice President of Sales.

September 28, 2016

Burson-Marsteller has named Mike Fernandez Chair of its Global Corporate and Financial Practice. 

September 28, 2016

Nielsen announced Digital Content Ratings is available in full syndication for clients beginning Sept. 30, 2016.

September 27, 2016

Companies that know how and when to use the wide array of research tools available today have a big competitive advantage in generating insights that lead to new organic growth.

September 27, 2016

Pinta announced the launch of Bodega Media, the new platform targeting U.S. Hispanic audiences through a combination of more than 30,000 retail locations nationwide coupled with a database of four million active Hispanic mobile customers. 

September 27, 2016

This comprehensive report explores virtual reality’s promise and pitfalls as the “the next big thing” in digital advertising.

September 27, 2016

By Gonzalo López Martí    - Creative director, etc. / LMMiami.com

  • Let me take you down memory lane for a moment and bring back that old marketing soundbite from the 80s: brand positioning.
  • The little concept that made the Al Ries & Jack Trout dynamic duo a staple of the lecture circuit.
  • To be sure, many a marketing & advertising charlatan still uses it profusely.
  • Me being one of them, of course.
September 27, 2016

Programmatic ad spending in the US is exceeding projections, and will continue to grow at double-digit rates for the next several years.

September 24, 2016

As a consumer group, they’re just starting to flex their spending power, which will grow significantly in the coming years. While they’re years from fully establishing themselves, they’re already having a marked impact on the global consumer landscape.

September 24, 2016

EY and the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a new national survey of Millennials gauging their views on a variety of issues related to the economy, education, American institutions, and the challenges they continue to face almost seven years into the recovery from the Great Recession. The results reveal a generation convinced the economy is failing them, a generation that is willing to work hard to better their lot, and a generation experiencing a great deal of anxiety about the future. Many Millennials entered the workforce in the midst of a deep economic crisis and today find themselves racked by student debt and lacking confidence in most American institutions.

September 24, 2016

As media fragmentation increases, it is more and more difficult for networks to generate the levels of viewership they have historically been used to. Driving engagement and cultivating loyalty is correspondingly more challenging, too. The net result is a threat to the value networks can deliver to their advertisers, which is, of course, a threat to their own success.

September 24, 2016

The FCC’s latest proposal relies on apps to be developed by pay-TV providers and then licensed to third parties for use on their own platforms and networks. At this point, though we’re not sure just how, the FCC sees itself as the arbiter of such agreements and intends to take enforcement action against discriminatory or unreasonable behavior in apps’ implementation.

September 24, 2016

Psychology is an important metric for marketers to consider when analyzing data coming out of digital marketing campaigns, according to Jonah Berger, a professor of marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and author of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On” and “Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior.” In advance of Berger’s presentation at eMarketer’s Attention! 2016 event next month, Sean Creamer spoke to Berger about how about how word-of-mouth influences consumers online and offline.

September 23, 2016

BONJOUR AMERICA TV, a new French cable channel, announced it is launching a collection of new and exciting French entertainment options targeted towards the French–speaking community in South Florida through Atlantic Broadband cable starting in September on Channel 80.