The use of labor-based fees and performance incentives by marketers is decreasing as advertisers look to simplify their agency compensation practices, according to a new report by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers).

Manuel A. Casiano, who founded Caribbean Business in 1973 and went on to create Casiano Communications, one of the largest Hispanic-owned publishing companies in the United States, died Friday, May 19, at the age of 86.

A recent article by James McQuivey on Forbes proposes that the age of interruption is coming to a close, because people will no longer be doing interruptible things on interruption-friendly devices. If so, what does that mean for the future of brands and advertising?  by Nigel Hollis


Pew Research Center surveys find that seniors are also moving towards more digitally connected lives.

Business leaders tend to be a results-oriented bunch. They applaud an endeavor's result, but are sometimes myopic about how that result was achieved. And they revel in high net promoter scores and loyal brand consumers, but fail to appreciate the efforts of those who are nurturing customer relationships on a daily basis to attain those results.

The NBA has a ripe opportunity with its ever-growing Hispanic audience by expanding their reach to sports-crazed fans. By solidifying their hold on the Hispanic community, they are in prime position to have a large influx of diehard fans for generations to come.   Courtesy of Lopez Negrete Communications Inc.

For years, agencies worked as "agents" when buying media for their clients. As agents, agencies looked out for the best interests of their clients and negotiated the best media rates. Today, many agencies are acting as "principals" rather than agents. In a principal relationship the agency may or may not be looking out for the best interests of their clients; and it's possible (even likely) that the agency is putting its own interests ahead of the client. Hence the line we have heard from ANA members — "Is my agency working for me or itself?"   By Bill Duggan, Group EVP, ANA

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

  • It was common practice in Madison Avenue well into the 00s to give every employee their own office.
  • Not only senior execs, some mid-level and junior ones got one too.

Telemundo Deportes released its first campaign for FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup, produced in partnership with Anomaly. 

We have been witnessing a reinvention of TV content creation for a few years now. It probably started with “The Sopranos” on HBO, was accelerated by Netflix’' “House of Cards,” and has now permeated national, cable and Internet-based “TV.”

The Atrévete “Mega Dares” campaign, from GALLEGOS United, seeks to create new nontraditional occasions for consumers to drink milk by daring them to try unexpected food and milk pairings with an additional twist – such as a wind turbine. In one digital spot people attempt to eat spicy Korean tacos and drink a glass of milk while standing in front of a wind turbine generating 39 mph winds.

Even though the city was built on gambling and vice, the new Las Vegas has proven to be so much more. A-list theater and restaurants dominate the Strip and there are family friendly opportunities around every corner. In 2017, this is definitely not the Vegas of your childhood and even your parents’ childhood.  By Ozzie Godinez - CEO and Co-Founder at PACO Collective

Measuring an ad’s ability to communicate trust is a tricky business: perceptions of trust can be non-conscious, formed almost immediately and biased by subtle factors.  By Dr. Nikki Westoby, Director of Neuroscience, Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience

Achieving transparency in the programmatic media buying ecosystem remains a persistent challenge for marketers, but there are steps companies can take to ensure that their agencies and media partners are held accountable for digital ad expenditures, according to a new study.

I’m kinda tired of hearing everyone talk about how data is going to save our industry. I’m tired of everyone measuring creative effectiveness against KPIs for which they are ill suited. I’m tired of watching all of the good ideas turn into splinters of their former selves in service of their data-driven masters. And mostly, I’m tired of the bad work that often springs from so-called “data-driven advertising.”

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