Do brands care enough about fraud?  Ask most brand managers and their agencies and digital publishing partners that question, and the answer will be a qualified yes.

Which is most important for organizations trying to come up with the next breakthrough: having a culture of innovation or establishing a separate structure devoted to innovation?  By Ralph de la Vega - Former Vice Chairman - AT&T Inc

Katz Media Group announced that Rick Ramos has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Multicultural Partnerships, effective immediately.  Ramos will report to Tucker Flood, President of Eastman Radio at Katz Radio Group.

U.S. consumers are bracing for a polarizing year in politics. From impeachment proceedings to the presidential election, emotions are high, but unemployment is low, and that appears to be the economy’s saving grace as we head into 2020. Now in its fifth year, our annual consumer sentiment report, ThinkNow Pulse™, provides insight into how Americans feel about the state of the economy, its impact on their household income, and how the political climate influences their economic outlook. We compared this year’s data with past years and found interesting shifts in sentiment among key demographics.

In her book, Medical Bondage, Queens College, CUNY professor Deidre Cooper Owens moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals. It also retells the story of black enslaved women and of Irish immigrant women from the perspective of these exploited groups and thus restores for us a picture of their lives.

Univision Arizona announced that Joe Donnarumma has been appointed President and General Manager of Univision Arizona, effective February 10th. In this role, Donnarumma will oversee all aspects of station operations for Univision Arizona’s television, radio, digital and social media properties, including advertising sales, marketing, news and production.

Up to 30% of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies’ operating margins are put at risk in the US as these alliances expand their influence.

From humble beginnings of converting a small liquor store into a grocery market in 1980, a Mexican immigrant family turned their dream into an American success story. Forty years later, Northgate González Market marks a major anniversary milestone this month with 41 stores and becoming the leading Latino-themed grocery chain in Southern California.

In a recent post, Nigel shared a buyer classification focused on what I like to call the buy and the why, more specifically consumer behavior and predisposition. The concept is straightforward but it begs the question of how can we build a system of insights and analytics to bring this growth matrix to life.  by Bill Pink - Head of Global Analytic Leads / Kantar

Throughout history, “shopping” has involved taking a trip, planned in advance, to a favorite store that a consumer made time for. The ecommerce revolution upended that predictable relationship and activity, and today consumers’ brains have again been rewired as it pertains to shopping, thanks to mobile technology and social media. That may usher in one of the industry’s biggest shifts in consumer behavior: The “always-on” consumer comes highly informed with specific demands around price, ingredients, delivery options, production methods and much more.

New global research released by Accenture and conducted by Forrester Consulting reveals an opportunity for chief marketing officers (CMOs) to expand their remit by assuming the role of CMO Collaborator. By ushering in new levels of collaboration across the C-suite, technology ecosystem and agency partners, CMOs can drive customer experience (CX), a proven source of growth in modern organizations today.

At the turn of a new decade, The Future 100: 2020 projects a deliberately optimistic future as brands and consumer strive to move past the despondent and unsettling mood that characterized the latter part of the 2010s

Consumers’ choices in terms of where, how and why they buy are redefining retail and creating a new playbook for the industry. NRF’s Consumer View is a recurring look at the consumer forces that are shaping retail.

VIX, a publisher for U.S. Hispanic audiences, named Sebastian Trujillo EVP of U.S. Brand Partnerships. Trujillo brings more than twenty-five years of experience in video, revenue growth and business development, establishing strategic partnerships within the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America. Trujillo will also provide strategic insights to support VIX’s expansion of OTT and CTV products that meet the needs of the company’s clients.

ViacomCBS Inc. has unveiled a management restructure of its international networks division, which is intended to leverage the company’s expanded operations post-merger to drive new growth opportunities across brands in key international markets. The reorganization will simplify ViacomCBS Networks International into two brand groups and three pan-regional management hubs, reporting to David Lynn, President & CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI).

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