A strong brand voice is a living, breathing manifestation of your brand promise. This voice comes from a much deeper place than stringing together clever words and phrases to sell products. An authentic brand voice solves problems, delivers a great customer experience, and stands for something.

A couple of weeks ago Mark Rabkin, VP, Core Ads at Facebook, posted ‘New Medium, New Rules: video in the mobile age’. It is a good summary of the challenges facing advertisers when it comes to engaging people in the mobile age and supports what Kantar Millward Brown has been saying for years: mobile is not a tiny TV.  by Nigel Hollis

Advertisers are wrong about fraud: It's a problem that can't be completely solved. We are not going to eradicate it, the same way we are not going to wipe out robbery or eliminate illness. A more realistic — and effective — approach is to manage fraud, both by taking measures to prevent it, and by working to detect it once it occurs so that we can mitigate its most detrimental effects.

The News Media Alliance – representing almost 2,000 news organizations – called on Congress to allow publishers to negotiate collectively with dominant online platforms. The objective is to permit publishers to have concrete discussions with the two dominant distributors of online news content, Google and Facebook, on business model solutions to secure the long-term availability of local journalism produced by America’s newsrooms.

New research from consulting firm Magid finds that many people are frequently watching live streaming video.

Many people have a hard time walking away from their devices, even when they know they should.

To thrive in today’s rapidly evolving technology environment, companies should become “kinetic”—continually moving and adapting to changes.

U.S. podcast advertising revenues are forecasted to skyrocket to more than $220 million in 2017, an uptick of 85 percent over the $119 million recorded in 2016, according to the first-ever IAB Podcast Advertising Revenue Study released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and conducted by PwC US

Traditional agencies have worked hard to get up to speed on digital. Digital agencies have worked hard to get up to speed on branding. The industry is now filled with amazing expertise that can virtually build anything we can dream up.   By Eric Prado, Founder of fireflyhigh & Professional Training & Coaching Consultant.

Most individuals likely don't spend much time wondering how the products they use every day are developed. Generally speaking, they identify the products that appeal to them and then bring them into their lives without thinking too much about how they came to be—their drinkable yogurt, their antioxidant beverages and their rippled toilet paper.

Millennials say they are spending more time with video and social, but they are not necessarily cutting back their time with other media.

Early in the internet age, Hispanics were on the wrong side of the digital divide, lagging the general population in terms of internet access. Now, the majority are internet users, though Hispanics still underindex a bit for internet penetration.

The UPS study found that almost all avid U.S. online shoppers (97%), made purchases on marketplaces, up 12 points from 2016, and that 81 percent cite price as the most important factor when searching for and selecting products online. According to respondents who purchased from an international retailer (47%), 43 percent were driven by lower prices on U.S. marketplaces and 36 percent wanted unique products not found from U.S. retailers.

UnivisionDeportes.com announced a partnership with juanfutbol to launch Univision’s social-first soccer channel.

ThinkNow Research revealed in its latest study ThinkNow Money™ Report 2017 that although U.S. Hispanics are the highest users of smartphones, they are not rapidly adopting mobile-app based payment methods. The study found a low level of awareness of mobile wallet options with more than 20% of Hispanics having never heard of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay.

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