LatinWorks, part of Omnicom Group Inc., has rebranded itself as Third Ear.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the government can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. By adding this new question, the plaintiffs in the case argue that participation in the census will be suppressed, causing a significant undercount.

TV advertising’s state of health remains the source of heated discussion and debate. Depending on the report you read, and the evidence you choose, it could be thriving, dying, evolving, or at the tipping point. One thing is for sure, our CrossMedia data finds TV’s brand building power is not what it used to be.  by Duncan Southgate - Global Brand Director, Media / Insights Division, Kantar

However, what's good for reaching consumers can seem awfully intimidating for advertisers. With the explosion of consumer choices across all viewing devices, marketers face more complexity in TV advertising than ever before. A wait-and-see approach can be tempting, but smart marketers are resisting that notion by navigating the massive changes currently hitting the TV ecosystem. The masters among them are using audience data — not just context or indices — to improve everything from targeting to campaign measurement.

Traditional responses to business disruption, such as one-off business transformation and fast-follower approaches, are outdated and won’t be enough to help companies achieve sustainable growth and weather the challenges that lie ahead, according to a new book by Accenture.

Is diversity on the rise? Has gender equality increased? Does religion play a more or less important role than in the past? And are family ties stronger or weaker than they used to be? Pew Research Center posed these questions to 30,133 people in 27 countries.

When you are responsible for a brand, it is tempting to believe that its success or failure rests entirely in your hands. Not so. Discouraging though it may be, this year’s performance is largely a done deal. But you can have a lot more influence on what happens in future, although it might be your successor that benefits.  by Nigel Hollis

The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) announced its 2019 Hispanic Market Guide, the most comprehensive resource on the U.S. Hispanic market, is now available to download.

Lopez Negrete Communications, one of the nation's largest independent, Hispanic owned and operated full-service agencies, has been announced as an honoree at the American Advertising Federation’s 18th Annual Mosaic Awards for work created on behalf of its long-standing client, Walmart. The campaign entitled “A Unifying Beat” launched the retailer’s Online Grocery Pick-Up service to Latino audiences during the 2018 World Cup and will be receiving the Mosaic Media Image Award for Innovation In Storytelling at the Mosaic Awards, taking place at the American Advertising Federation’s National Conference, ADMERICA, on June 6, 2019.

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director / LMMiami.com

  • You’ve played the part.
  • We’ve all played it.
  • I hate to admit but I’ve done it myself more than once.
  • Unconsciously.
  • One tends to realize it after the fact.

In a new report released by Advertiser Perceptions and MightyHive, they share the findings of a recent survey of over 200 senior brand marketers. Titled “The Data-Confident Marketer,” the study examines marketers’ views on first-party data: how they’re using it, where it lives in their organization, and how soon they expect first-party data to start producing results.

America is more diverse than ever and minorities themselves are diverse as well. They come from different places, backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. They can even be Supreme Court judges or sit in the Oval Office.  Unfortunately, this very diversity leads to one of the most difficult and subjective aspects of working with multicultural advertising: dealing with the prevalence of stereotypes. What makes it challenging is the fact that most of these biases are unconscious, meaning marketers can be unaware, and worse, many are perceived as harmless.  By Isaac Mizrahi -  Co-President of ALMA

Marketing procurement has become an increasingly crucial aspect of the advertising industry. This should be unsurprising given the scale of expenditures involved: for some companies advertising is the largest single budget line-item they manage. As a benchmark of its expanding importance, registration for the ANA’s annual marketing procurement-focused Advertising Financial Management conference more than doubled between 2008 and 2018, rising from 337 to 739 people over that time.  by Brian Wieser, Global President, Business Intelligence, GroupM

As ads during this year's Super Bowl featuring Harrison Ford, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jeff Bridges show, brands can still get a great deal of impact with a high-profile campaign featuring the right celebrity spokesperson. But what is changing is how brands are hiring and activating celebrity endorsers, especially as digital and social channels provide fans more access to celebrities they're eager to get content from, even in the form of an ad.

In a January poll of 105 US digital marketers by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Winterberry Group, analytics and measurement tasks were the use cases that marketers expected would occupy most of their time and attention this year. IAB’s 2018 study on the same topic produced similar results.

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