In business as in war, the surest way to lose a battle is to send your troops marching in multiple directions. Military leaders know that battles are won by concentrating their forces on a clear objective.

In normal times organizations face numerous uncertainties of varying consequence. Managers deal with challenges by relying on established structures and processes. These are designed to reduce uncertainty and support calculated bets to manage the residual risks. In a serious crisis, however, uncertainty can reach extreme levels, and the normal way of working becomes overstrained. At such times traditional management operating models rarely prove adequate, and organizations with inadequate processes can quickly find themselves facing existential threats.

Retail sales have largely recovered from the pandemic heading into the holiday season but the growing number of coronavirus cases remains a threat and additional federal stimulus could help keep the economy on track, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.

The turbulent future of TV and how marketers can prepare

There’s never a good time to reduce ad spend, but the challenges and uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic were too great for most brands to ignore, driving widespread advertising cutbacks across channels and markets. The pause in spend likely had an adverse effect on brand awareness for many companies, which means that now is the time to get back in the game—but with a strategic, well-balanced approach.

  • Four years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it “a pretty crazy idea” that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election that handed Donald Trump the presidency.
  • Today, the idea that social media can influence political events is far less debatable. In the years since 2016, independent researchers and a bipartisan Senate committee have found that Russian actors purposefully spread disinformation on social media to meddle in U.S. elections.

The general election on Tuesday pits fundamentally different visions of the US against each other. It may seem trivial to look at how the election could affect the marketing world—but the impacts will be major.

How have the past seven months changed or refocused Hispanic media’s service to its consumers and its clients?  By Adam Jacobson - Radio TV Business Report

US banks can no longer ignore the current market reality. The necessity of climate risk preparedness is here. Signs abound, both here and abroad: Regulatory agencies, legislators, and investors aren’t only demanding awareness, but also readiness and action as to how climate risk is prioritized within a bank’s risk management framework.

Irma Alicia Cortez Nicolas, who formed a media empire with her husband Emilio Nicolas, has died.

Deloitte’s holiday survey turns 35 this year! To honor the long tradition, we’ve added new elements to our report, including a nostalgic podcastfeaturing retail leaders breaking down some of the industry’s biggest trends, and supplemental data from Deloitte’s Insight IQ.

Canela Media named Andres Rincon as Senior Vice President of Sales overseeing the East Coast region.

Americans have complicated feelings about their relationship with big technology companies. While they have appreciated the impact of technology over recent decades and rely on these companies’ products to communicate, shop and get news, many have also grown critical of the industry and have expressed concerns about the executives who run them.

Mozilla and more than 6,000 of our supporters published an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey. Our demand: Turn off Facebook’s Group Recommendations and Twitter’s Trending Topics ahead of the November 3 U.S. elections.

A Facebook post caught my attention this morning. Someone I once worked with many moons ago lost his father. “RIP Dad, thank you for making our lives unforgettable,” he wrote. And then it sunk in. This person’s dad was also my first boss in US Hispanic marketing over thirty years ago. This person’s dad was one of the early pioneers of US Latino marketing in this country and, among many colorful and memorable individuals, I will venture to say he was at the top of the list. This person’s dad was Pedro Font or Mr. Font to those who worked for him.

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