Former Televisa and Univision Chief Content officer, Isaac Lee announced the launch of Exile, a content studio built to serve the growing demand of content for Latin American and US Hispanic audiences.

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  • Dear readers, let’s play a game: name a branded fruit outside of the bananas category
  • Still thinking?

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has contacted the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) legal counsel regarding an investigation into the media buying practices in our Industry.  The ANA has sent the following letter to its members.

The controversial issue of transparency between brand marketers and their advertising agencies appears to be at, or very near, a tipping point — but the journey has been slow and torturous.

Advertisers can build more transparent, partner like relationships with their media agencies by taking four steps.

HRN Media Network, a Gen Media Partners company, has hired broadcast and digital media expert Matt Feinberg as its Chief Strategy Officer.

A clear playbook is emerging for how to integrate and capitalize on advanced technologies—across an entire company, and in any industry.

By Gonzalo López Martí  - Creative director, etc /

  • A Pyrrhic victory: one in which the winner’s losses are as great as those of the defeated*.
  • Or even greater.
  • See, there’s a problem with Pyrrhic victories: sometimes they are not manifest at first glance.
  • They come disguised as tactical wins.

To boost organic growth, most companies need a diverse set of initiatives—and how you sequence them matters.

So last week I posted about portfolio momentum as described in “The Granularity Of Growth” and mentioned that share gain only accounted for a measly four per cent of compound revenue growth for large companies across a five year time frame. But why is that, and when do companies benefit from share growth?  by Nigel Hollis

By digitally tapping into international waters to reach new and emerging markets in China, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, among others, brands will expand their audience pool and reach. With the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth predicting consumer spending in these regions to reach $9.1 trillion by 2026, brands will grow their global presence exponentially, all with low risk and high reward potential.

Waste is not just a dirty word, no pun intended. It’s a source of great anxiety for those who encounter it, no matter what it is or where it originates from.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. and Pandora Media, Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion.

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  • A moderate dose of identity politics is good for the health of society.
  • Ok, let’s not call it identity politics.

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