Over the past months, we have been reading about how advertisers have increased their investment commitment towards minority-owned media companies. While this is a critical movement, missing from the debate is an important discussion around what kind of messages these advertisers are planning to use in these new and more diverse media plans.  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA

Choice has never been more abundant across the media landscape than it is today. The rise in connected TV (CTV) adoption and the growing wealth of streaming platforms continue to entice media-hungry consumers with new and engaging content. Despite the abundant choice, however, many people don’t see enough of themselves reflected in the content they’re being offered.

Catering to audiences’ most ardent passions is at the heart of brand affinity

We often encounter misperceptions about agency new business in the course of our work. They are persistent — and even dangerous — because they can hold your agency back from achieving its best new business outcomes. Here are five of the most common misperceptions.  By Mark Duval - The Duval Partnership

Six months after its first study, PwC and IAB, the digital media and marketing trade association, have partnered again with industry thought leaders across the digital ad-supported ecosystem to discuss key challenges and opportunities facing this industry in a report titled "IAB Outlook: 2022 Digital Ad Ecosystem".

This time last year, we had a lot more time on our hands. We filled it with activities and hobbies we had long set aside or picked up new ones, like baking sweets. This year it’s a different story with kids returning to school and extracurricular activities and some parents returning to the workplace. Suddenly we have less time, and saving it becomes our goal. Saving time and convenience will be a key motivator in how consumers approach their home product purchases. This need presents a significant opportunity for the home industry to invigorate continued growth.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced that Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Global Studios, will assume a new role as advisor and executive producer starting January 2022. 

The move combines Sensis’ strategic, research-based approach to marketing with PM3’s creative production resources and consumer-brand experience.

In this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Ana Ceppi, a senior advisor on the U.S. Hispanic market at Edelman, shares how one can easily distinguish DEI from multicultural marketing and what broadcast TV and radio station management and ownership may wish to consider if the goal is connecting brands with all consumers — including key multicultural segments.

Most brands would be hard-pressed to think of a more disruptive time for business than what they’ve experienced over the past 18+ months. From shifts to digital to advertising cutbacks to supply chain challenges to rising privacy and data security needs—all amid a global pandemic—the landscape for advertisers has been anything but smooth sailing.

Over the past decade, Hispanic Americans were the primary driver of labor force growth, registered above-average income gains, and accounted for a growing share of spending. Recent trends suggest Hispanics are likely to exert an even greater influence on growth over the coming decade.

Growth in the number of U.S. households during the 2010s slowed to its lowest pace in history, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly released 2020 census data.

What are the top CMO challenges, trends, priorities, and key actions for 2022?

Revenues for Latin music in the U.S. grew 37% to $407 million in the first half of 2021 (1H 2021), continuing their recovery. Latin music’s growth outpaced that of overall U.S. music revenues, growing in share to 5.8%. Revenues from streaming formats grew 37% versus the prior year, and at $393 million comprised 96% of total revenues.

Univision Communications Inc. announced the expansion of its local media division with the addition of Orlando, Tampa and Washington D.C. to its list of owned and operated station group. The stations are currently operated by Entravision Communications, whose licensing agreement with Univision concludes on December 31, 2021.