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January 23, 2019

Reading an article in The Atlantic made me realize that one of the biggest barriers to successful brand-building is probably our own inherent bias to short-term outcomes. If so, what might we be able to do to offset that bias?  by Nigel Hollis

January 23, 2019

According to the latest study by ID Comms in partnership with the 4A’s released last week, U.S. advertisers are failing to get the most value from media pitches because of flawed processes and lack of communication. The study reminds me of a blog post that Toby Jenner (COO of Mediacom) released in September where he stated, “Want a better relationship? Run a better pitch process.” And as an agency search consultant for almost two decades at AAR Partners, I couldn’t agree more.  By Lisa Colantuono,  AAR Partners

January 23, 2019

Comscore and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), a division of NBCUniversal that includes 40 television stations, announced they have formed a multi-year partnership.

January 23, 2019

The slow but steady digitization of TV advertising will place further pressure on ad measurement companies to create more robust cross-platform metrics and attribution models. But for that to happen, several types of companies—including multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and TV networks—need to update their technologies and strategies.

January 23, 2019

Dieste Inc. has hired Marialejandra Urbina as Executive Director of Planning.  Marialejandra will report to Dieste Inc. CEO Greg Knipp and will work across all agency clients and new business projects.

January 22, 2019

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

“No privacy has been infringed in the marketing of this product.”

  • Do you think consumers would care if a brand pitched its wares under this disclaimer?

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January 22, 2019

Recent press reports have suggested that the $130 billion-plus media industry can simply pivot from Nielsen's currency grade measurement with ease and take comfort in using alternative data sets to operate business as usual.  These suggestions are misguided and, at the worst, could be harmful to the stability of the industry and, at the very least, could if taken seriously diminish some important opportunities.

January 22, 2019

Chapter Three:  African Americans: When once asked to define jazz, Louis Armstrong replied: “Man, if you don’t know, don’t mess with it.” The same could be said about race. For earlier generations, race, like religion or politics, was not seen as fair game for polite dinner conversation. At least not among whites. Things have always been different for African Americans, who at least in the company of each other, have always tended to talk freely about race and racism. Blacks have had their group identity forged in the fires of slavery and Jim Crow, a couple of words whites are not sure it’s even okay to mention. Race has been an integral part of the daily lives of most African Americans and its derivative, racism, is experienced in myriad forms: unemployment, incarceration, crime, getting turned down for loans, and missed taxicabs. For blacks, race has always been a subject that demands to be addressed.  By David Morse / New America Dimensions

January 22, 2019

Audio.ad, a Cisneros Interactive company specializing in digital audio advertising solutions for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, Adsmovil, Audio.ad's commercial representative for the U.S. Hispanic market, and Quriously, presents the study, “The State of Digital Audio in the US Hispanic market,” to analyze the digital audio consumption habits of Spanish speakers living in the United States.

January 22, 2019

Elias Liberman’s radio career began in the late 1960s.  In 1975 the the three brothers, Elias, Julio and Jose along with their father purchased KLVE in Los Angeles and flipped the format to become the first Spanish-language FM in the city, and the second in the United States. Later the family purchased KTNQ in 1979.  

January 19, 2019

No longer the new kids on the block, Millennials have moved firmly into their 20s and 30s, and a new generation is coming into focus. Generation Z – diverse and on track to be the most well-educated generation yet – is moving toward adulthood with a liberal set of attitudes and an openness to emerging social trends.

January 18, 2019

The Dominican Professional Baseball Winter League (LIDOM, for its Spanish acronym) Finals will air in the U.S. exclusively on Televisión Dominicana.

January 18, 2019

"Mega Nation" is a sales and ratings success. The radio network serving the Philadelphia DMA also recently went viral thanks to its Spanish-language play-by-play of a historic Philadelphia Eagles win. What can you learn from what's going on in the Delaware Valley? This podcast could give you some great ideas.

January 18, 2019

While more and more Americans are watching video content – TV shows, movies, and short video – on their smartphones, new research from MRI shows that video remains a highly social medium.

January 18, 2019

Last week, more than 188,000 tech enthusiasts descended upon Las Vegas for CES to get a glimpse of the latest and greatest gadgets from around the world. As far as dazzle, the show didn’t disappoint. Hundreds of products were on display, including eye-popping 8K TVs, super-fast computers, dancing robots, self-driving cars and higher-tech drones.

January 17, 2019

Fortune 500 board representation of women and minorities saw an all-time high at 34 percent (1,929 board seats), compared to 30.8 percent in 2016 (1,677 board seats). Total minority representation increased to 16.1 percent (912 board seats) from 12.8 percent in 2010, the first year Fortune 500 data was captured. Report findings point to the increase being driven by the Fortune 100 companies, which have 25 percent women and 38.6 percent women and minorities.

January 17, 2019

In a recent piece of thought leadership, Agency Mania Solutions examined some of the pitfalls that advertisers can encounter in the course of adopting and capitalizing on improved scope-of-work management systems.

January 17, 2019

About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site's classifications do not accurately represent them

January 17, 2019

Production centralization, hands free (voice recognition) production, and usage rights as some of the major trends to watch out for in advertising.

January 16, 2019

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.announced the appointment of Victor Roque as Vice President, General Manager of the Puerto Rico market, La Mega 106.9FM, La Nueva 94FM, Zeta 93FM, Play 96.5FM, LaMusica App and MegaTV

January 16, 2019

Hogarth Worldwide, a WPP company and internationally-known marketing implementation agency, announced that it has established a new operation in Miami focused on the Latin American market.

January 16, 2019

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands are on a rapid ascent, disrupting traditional retail. These digitally native brands are experts at cutting out costs and efficiently acquiring customers. They are also succeeding as “brands” in a very traditional sense—by identifying the unmet needs of modern consumers.

January 16, 2019

Deloitte Global forecasts smart speakers will be worth US$7 billion in 2019, becoming the fastest-growing connected device category. This is according to Deloitte’s 18th edition of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions.

January 15, 2019

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

  • If you are a government official vulnerable to blackmail because, say, a foreign power has a “kompromat” in its possession (eg; a salacious video of your naked self canoodling with a sex worker in a hotel room), it is not a privacy issue, it is a matter of integrity.
  • “Never do or say anything you wouldn’t do or say in front of your kids.”
  • Or in front of your constituents.
  • Or your significant other.
January 15, 2019

Combate Americas announced key appointments to its leadership team. Billy Sanez joins Combate Americas as Senior Vice President of Marketing, and Rosa Gomez is named Director, Digital and Social Media. Sanez will oversee brand development and integrated marketing communications.

January 15, 2019

While the 2017-2018 season may have been a rocky one for the NFL, the league’s signature event still continues to shine: The average cost of a :30 ad in Super Bowl LII climbed to a record $5.235 million, with overall spend totaling $482 million, second only to the previous year’s game which went into overtime. Kantar Media’s analysis of its exclusive data shows that the Super Bowl remains the preeminent live television event. However, there have been some changes in advertiser strategies, including experimenting with shorter ad lengths and leveraging social media to get the most from their campaigns.