As health and wellness becomes one of the greatest concerns for nearly all segments of the population, MedicosTV has launched a multifaceted delivery platform for a new channel providing relevant health-related programming aimed at Spanish-speaking Hispanic audiences everywhere.

Connected TV households now make up nearly three-quarters of all US households, but those penetration levels don’t necessarily add up to a huge advertising market—yet.

Is it true that the majority of the growth in the U.S. Hispanic market is coming from markets that are below the top 10 Hispanic DMAs? "Generally speaking, yes," reveals Fernando E. Férnandez, Partner and Chief Client Officer at New York-based multicultural advertising agency d'expósito & Partners. But, are media buyers and marketers responding? In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, we look at the locales where your company could thrive.

Millennials have been the focus of advertisers, retailers and media for over a decade, but as influential as this group has been, meeting millennials' expectations has proven difficult.  

As the back-to-school shopping season heats up, a new report from Morning Consult finds a majority of parents plan on spending at least $200 on their child's back-to-school shopping.

In his latest blog post, Byron Sharp has some pretty strong words to say about brand tracking. As usual, there is lots in his post that is true and important to say, but not that much that is as new or challenging as the headline suggests.  by Josh Samuel

When The Hershey Company brand Reese's Pieces was featured in the 1982 hit film E.T., sending sales soaring, the use of product placement in movies and TV shifted into high gear. Who could forget the association of Aston Martin with James Bond, or Nike with Forrest Gump?

I was going to write about the Facebook/Google duopoly, but I got sidetracked by this question: If Google and Facebook are a duopoly, what is the market they are controlling?  by Gord Hotchkiss

AdsWizz announced that Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) has partnered with AdsWizz AudioMax platform to power programmatic ad buying for Uforia, its radio and music streaming app for Latinos.

One of the most significant ad industry events of 2018 to date has been Martin Sorrell’s departure from WPP. That has opened up discussions about what it means for the future of big holding companies and agency models going forward. Not only is there a trend towards “unbundling” agencies from behemoth holding companies, but “the agency model of the future” is a topic of constant speculation. With declining revenues, shrinking margins, and unprecedented competition, it seems a given that the agency holding company model is no longer tenable as-is, and the traditional agency model may not be either.  By Mark Duval / Duval Partnership

Augmented reality (AR) adds visual overlays on the physical world and is usually viewed through a smartphone. Virtual reality (VR) depicts a self-contained, navigable 3D world and is usually experienced through a specialized motion-detecting headset, says Barry Levine on July 24. Just as marketers have learned when a project should employ a website and when it should utilize an app, so they are beginning to understand when to choose AR or VR.

Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms.  By Oliver Bossert, Alena Kretzberg, and Jürgen Laartz

You’d think that by the time you make it to the “C-suite” -- which, for me, happened just a few weeks ago -- that you’d have everything figured out.  Not necessarily. No matter how much one has grown in her or his career, there is always so much more to learn.  At the recent She Runs It Annual Multicultural Alliance Bootcamp, where I had the honor of joining a panel called “Journey to the C-Suite,” learn is exactly what I did.  By Helen Lin

In a previous post I mentioned that there were some disturbing trends lurking in WARC’s analysis of campaign trends from this year’s Cannes Lions. To my mind those trends say a lot about the sorry state of marketing practice today.  by Nigel Hollis

In marketing, it’s important to keep pace with demographic change. Even better to stay ahead. Right now, for instance, significant changes in the U.S. cultural landscape have made multicultural marketing imperative.  By Mario X. Carrasco is Co-Founder and Principal of ThinkNow Research

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