Dallas-based executive search firm, DCAProSearch, announced the rebranding of its firm to represent all diverse markets in the areas of advertising and marketing professionals in this new digital age.

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

  • Advertising is under fire.
  • As a business, as an industry, as a cultural agent.
  • Our relevance and our legitimacy as creators and guardians of the canon and its values is called into question literally 24/7.
  • In the age of social media, everything we “create” is scrutinized and torn apart ipso facto by some troll with too much time in his or her hands.
  • Everything our creatives come up with seems to be tin-eared, flat-footed or offensive in some way or other.
  • Fair enough.
  • Question is, do we really “create” in the ad business.

Companies that harness creativity and data in tandem have growth rates twice as high as companies that don’t. Here’s how they do it.

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming businesses and will contribute to economic growth via contributions to productivity. They will also help address “moonshot” societal challenges in areas from health to climate change.

Most companies take an internally oriented approach to organizing around products, processes and functions such as risk management and marketing. But a few pioneering companies have begun to organize around how customers experience their products and services. They have decided that the well-developed metrics and processes for product and functional management don't provide a reliable compass for tracking the overall experience.

The Culture Marketing Council (CMC) believes that the addition of the citizenship question will decrease census participation, causing the census to yield inaccurate results.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced it has acquired Smadex, a digital advertising technology company. 

ANA (Association of National Advertisers) members widely oppose the addition of a “citizenship” question to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau forms because they fear it would create inaccurate data that could lead to misallocated marketing resources, according to a new survey.

The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Maria Salinas as the Chamber's new President and CEO

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director/ LMMiami.com

  • As I said in the first installment of this piece last week, casting “regular folk” in advertising has been tried repeatedly with spotty results at best.
  • When I say “regular folk” I mean “racially realistic”.

Every leadership transition creates uncertainty. Will the new leader uncover and seize opportunities and assemble the right team? Will the changes be sustainable? Will a worthy successor be developed? These questions boil down to one: Will the leader be successful?

Women have faced many challenges throughout history, and the list is long of those who overcame adversity and became influential, inspirational figures.

Media integration is a very important topic for advertising and marketing executives seeking to build brand awareness and sales with multicultural consumers. But, what is the mindset of the client when preparing a Hispanic media buy? Is radio an important part of the media mix right from the start? This latest Hispanic Radio Podcast with Zubi Advertising's Isabella Sanchez provides some answers.

Randall Rothenberg, President/CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), credits 2010 as the start of the direct-to-consumer brand revolution. That was the year Warby Parker was founded. But while a few direct-to-consumer brands have become relatively famous – like Dollar Shave Club which was acquired by Unilever for $1 billion – most remain largely unknown. What will the future bring?  by Nigel Hollis

The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) announced the 2018 inductees of the CMC Hall of Fame, which recognizes a select group of visionaries, leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Hispanic advertising and marketing field. Award-winning agency trailblazers Daisy Expósito-Ulla, Monica Lozano and her family of media pioneers, Nick Mendoza, and Hector and Norma Orcí will be recognized during an awards gala at the 2018 AHAA Annual Conference taking place on Tuesday, June 5 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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