U.S. Hispanics share social media content five times more often than non-Hispanic Whites. The infographic below provides a snapshot of how Hispanics use social media and the internet to stay connected to information, brands, and their communities.

Video.  Such a short word and yet it’s been at the center of much media discussion over the years; especially in the digital media landscape.  What’s the power behind this medium?  What makes it essential in 2018 and a vital resource for today’s marketer?  We’ve all heard the age-old statements before… “Video Everywhere,” “Power of Sight, Sound and Motion,” and don’t forget “Content is King!”  Then there’s the different types of video: “in-stream” and “out-stream”, “pre-roll” and “mid-roll.”    By Ben Leff, COO of NGL Collective

Podcasting is a major force at work in audio; one that shows no signs of slowing down as it gains steam among the masses.  Everyone is talking about it. 

The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center data.

As digital marketers try to connect with a growing US Hispanic population, they will need to get past the outdated picture of a population languishing on the wrong side of a gaping “digital divide.” Thanks in part to smartphones, Hispanics have become a very digital cohort.

Global music streaming service Deezer has selected MARCA Miami to introduce its FLOW service to the US audience. MARCA is responsible for strategy development, creative and media planning and buying.

The latest data from GlobalWebIndex finds that ad blocking is still on the rise in globally. While it is not a surprise, the news did remind me that I have seen far less coverage of this issue lately. It is almost as if the industry shrugged its shoulders and said, ‘well, it can’t be helped’. Except, of course, it can.  by Nigel Hollis

Cox Media Group has sold Mundo Hispánico to Mundo Hispano Digital Network

In the past, TV advertising's value was obvious. Ask anyone "Where's the beef?" or "Can you hear me now?" and chances are they'll immediately associate those questions with Wendy's and Verizon. But in the digital-first world, TV's place in an omnichannel marketing strategy is shifting.

When a consumer finds a product they like—the perfect shade of red lipstick or a pair of shoes they can wear all day without a fuss—they tend to become repeat customers.

 

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube… if you’re not tapping into Streaming Video on Demand (SVOD), you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. According to a 2017 study conducted by Fluent LLC, SVOD usage has surpassed cable, with 67 percent of U.S. internet users streaming video on demand, versus 61 percent who are consuming through cable. And according to Cord Cutter News, over 9,000 Americans are ditching cable each day.  By: CMC Research Chair Nancy Tellet

Working in advertising isn’t enough to prevent a person from becoming fed up with the ads they see.

Audience attention is precious and elusive. What role does video play in the overall entertainment experience? What are the emerging forms of revenue for content providers? How do viewers discover, purchase, download and stream videos and movies? Which devices are used to access content?

The promise of digital marketing is very exciting: delivering the right message to the right person in the right place and at the right time. In marketers' quest for this holy grail, much attention and budget has been focused on the media side of the equation (i.e., the person, time, and place).

The digital landscape is primed with opportunities to reach the growing multicultural segment, but are today’s targeting methods evolving with these audiences?

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