When we were kids, most of us dreamed of becoming a millionaire. Fast forward to current day and suddenly that million doesn’t seem like enough, when it comes to playing the lottery that is.

More than 7 in 10 (71 percent) holiday shoppers plan to head to the stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend (Thanksgiving Thursday - Cyber Monday)

Carrie Stimmel has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal.  She will lead the sales teams responsible for national advertising and marketing partnerships on Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Telemundo, Universal Kids and UNIVERSO. 

Univision Creator Network (UCN) announced the signing of YouTube beauty creator Kathleen Fuentes, KathleenLights.

  By Gonzalo López Martí  - Creative director, etc    /    LMMiami.com

  • Full disclosure: I worked for Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-Florida) reelection campaign.
  • As you might’ve read, after a nail-biting recount, he lost for the slimmest of margins: 10,033 votes out of the 8.2 million total ballots cast in the state.
  • Let me rephrase: we lost.

Two-thirds of all money spent on advertising in digital media in 2019 (65%) will be traded programmatically, according to Zenith’s Programmatic Marketing Forecasts. Advertisers will spend $84 billion programmatically next year -- projected to reach $98 billion in 2020, when 68% of digital media expenditure will be earmarked for programmatic trading.

I have been fortunate enough to attend a few industry conferences over the last month in short succession, so I’ve been listening to marketers, media owners, agency heads and other assorted marketing ecosystem players.  by Maarten Albarda

Welcome to the 2018 edition of Sports Outlook, which updates our perspective on the sports industry, including recent results and potential opportunities and challenges to future industry growth. This year’s edition refreshes our five-year revenue forecasts through 2022 within four key segments of the North American sports market: media rights, gate revenues, sponsorship, and merchandising.

As consumers engage with brands in more and more places, customer experience is now just as important as perceptions of innovation for growing your brand. Those brands delivering on and exceeding consumer’s expectations have grown their brand value 200% more than those that haven’t!

The CMO position is easily one of the most scrutinized roles in the C-suite. Often tasked with building a memorable brand, managing the company's reputation, and deploying marketing strategies that tie back to measurable success, CMOs have a lot of responsibility. Jessica Rodriguez, president and COO, Univision Networks and Univision CMO, recently joined an Advertising Week panel that covered the current state of trust in advertising.  By A.Z. Porte

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. and MarVista Entertainment have named veteran Mexican producer Ana Celia Urquidi General Manager of Production of their production joint venture committed to producing top-quality international television content.

The topic of the latest Hispanic Radio Podcast, hosted by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson, is one that he never thought he'd still be discussing some 20 years after it emerged as one of the most explosive issues facing the radio industry: Minority discounts and media.

Joe Schramm, the founder, managing partner and president of Long Island City's Schramm Marketing Group, is one of 50 executives from Queens-based businesses being honored this year as a King of Queens by Schneps Communications

Jose Romero has been named Hispanic Head of Segment for Nectar Sleep.  Previously Romero led the Spanish-language marketing strategy, pricing and packaging for Sling

The Department of Justice has informed five ad holding companies that it is no longer investigating any of their subsidiaries as part of a probe into commercial production practices and possible bid-rigging that began in 2016.