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August 29, 2015

Social media advertising is garnering a larger share of advertising budgets, according to a recent second quarter agency survey conducted by STRATA. The survey found that 20% of agencies report they are likely to allocate between 11-25% of their ad budgets to paid social media, representing a 24% increase from the previous quarter. An additional 24% of agencies are allocating 6-10% to paid social. Facebook continues to lead in agency advertising as 93% plan on using it in their campaigns, followed by YouTube (57%), Twitter (52%), and LinkedIn (29%).

August 29, 2015

Digital ad spend is increasing. Digital ad formats are proliferating. Digital ad targeting is automating. Digital measurement is improving. Digital returns on investment (ROI) are proven.  All of which leads to an increasingly common question from clients: Should I just move to an all-digital plan? This question is quickly followed by others: Does it work? What do I need to know to be successful if I do move? What are the risks?”

August 29, 2015

Pharmaceutical companies are running hard to keep pace with changes brought about by digital technology. Mobile communications, the cloud, advanced analytics, and the Internet of Things are among the innovations that are starting to transform the healthcare industry in the ways they have already transformed the media, retail, and banking industries.  by David Champagne, Amy Hung, and Olivier Leclerc

August 29, 2015

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) announced two new resources to help brands and publishers measure and demonstrate the impact of mobile advertising.

August 29, 2015

All brands, to some extent or other fit within the equation AS + B = IS (Actual Self + Brand = Ideal Self), that is we buy brands that reflect an idealised version of who we are.  Nothing wrong, or particularly challenging about that.  The interesting bit comes when we try and ascertain what is an ideal version of ones self, and how that is contextually relevant.

August 29, 2015

Change management as it is traditionally applied is outdated. We know, for example, that 70 percent of change programs fail to achieve their goals, largely due to employee resistance and lack of management support. by Boris Ewenstein, Wesley Smith, and Ashvin Sologar

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August 28, 2015

Cellphones and smartphones have become a mainstay in the lives of many Americans, and this has introduced new challenges into how users and non-users alike approach basic social norms and etiquette.

August 28, 2015

Independent boutique agency, LatinSphere, headquartered in Long Beach, CA, will officially close at the end of August 2015 after 14 years of providing advertising and experiential marketing services, focused on, but not limited to, the Hispanic market.

August 28, 2015

The survey found that it can be difficult for employees to get away and disconnect from work: more than a third of U.S. employees (39%) don’t believe their bosses encourage them to take allotted vacation days, and almost half (45%) say their bosses don’t help them disconnect from work while on vacation.

August 28, 2015

As senior vice president and CMO of Adobe, Ann Lewnes leads the company’s corporate brand, corporate communications and integrated marketing efforts worldwide. Lewnes spoke with eMarketer’s Tobi Elkin about Adobe’s philosophy on mobile marketing and experiments with live-streaming video app Periscope.

August 27, 2015

Comcast Cable announced the company is now accepting proposals for two substantially Hispanic American owned, independent English-language networks that it will launch in select Comcast markets by January 28, 2017.

August 27, 2015

Marketing professionals are happy with the quality of their own ad creative. But when it comes to creative quality across the industry, they’re not quite as optimistic.

August 27, 2015

The Media Rating Council (MRC) announced that it has released Viewable Ad Impression Measurement Guidelines 2.0 to address specific issues identified since the original Guidelines were released on June 30, 2014.

August 27, 2015

With roughly three-quarters of Americans owning a smartphone, the ability to connect via mobile is now a necessity—for consumers looking to connect with content, as well as for marketers looking to connect to them!

August 27, 2015

US consumers probably won’t be replacing their leather wallets or designer purses with mobile phones or smart watches any time soon, but that doesn’t mean brands—especially retail brands—can afford to ignore the burgeoning marketing opportunity mobile wallets offer.

August 26, 2015

TELEMUNDO will broadcast the first ever “Latin American Music Awards” live from the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9pm/8c.

August 26, 2015

About 18 percent of all movers in the United States and Puerto Rico, totaling 8.5 million people, moved to a different metropolitan area in the last year, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

August 26, 2015

In today’s world, people — particularly young people — are continually finding and adapting new ways of communicating electronically to fit their needs.

August 26, 2015

The aim of this research was to establish what elements of each advertisement were able to catch the eye, and whether or not the context of the ad drew visual attention away from the ad. For all advertisements about 150 items were coded to describe the way consumers looked at the advertisements.

August 26, 2015

Data-driven marketing is a complicated business, but there’s still a simple way to break down the market and develop a strategy, one that’s easily taught to all members of your marketing org. 

August 26, 2015

Brick-and-mortar retailers can’t slack off if they want to trample the competition and get customers to convert, based on recent research.

August 26, 2015

Back-to-school shoppers are likely trekking to brick-and-mortar stores this summer. In June 2015 polling by FatWallet.com, 91% of US parents planned to shop for back-to-school items in-store this year, vs. 37% who cited retailer sites, 16% cash-back sites and 7% mobile shopping apps.

August 25, 2015

By Gonzalo López Martí LMMIAMI.COM

  • Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and soliciting the services of underage prostitutes.
  • Or something along those lines.
  • He allegedly was using his foundation for such purposes.
  • He had been touring schools across the country for years lecturing children (!) about healthy eating & healthy living.
  • He was, in a way, the de facto leader of a child sexual abuse ring.
  • With the media clout and deep pockets given him by a national fast food chain. !!!!!!!!
August 25, 2015

A new study featured in The Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy challenges conventional wisdom that Spanish-language programming is the most effective way to reach U.S.

August 25, 2015

This study from the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and the AP-NORC Center, highlights similarities and differences by race and ethnicity in the technology use and news habits of Millennials.

August 25, 2015

Burson-Marsteller has selected Miami Dade College's (MDC) School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) as its partner to complement the capabilities of its Florida-based team by tapping SEDT’s extensive film production, radio and TV broadcasting, audio, graphic and Web design, photography and animation resources.