The COVID-19 pandemic has driven rapid adoption of digital channels across countries and industries, but digital’s growth has plateaued in the past six months and may begin to slip back once the pandemic eases—even as total digital adoption stays well above prepandemic levels.

Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Transformative Mega Trends in the United States through 2030, examines the complex intersections of social, education, work, political, economic, and urbanization trends set to converge in the next decade.

A supplier diversity program is a proactive business program which encourages the use of women-owned, ethnic/minority-owned, veteran-owned, LGBTQ-owned, disability-owned, and small businesses as suppliers.

When it comes to spending on traditional “linear” TV, many advertisers have set their strategy to autopilot, letting their agencies make decisions and collect the data. In a recent survey of CMOs, optimizing their broadcast-TV spend didn’t even make their top-10 list of priorities.

Benoit Cacheux, Global Chief Digital Officer at Zenith, recently joined the virtual panel, “Understanding identity, behaviour and context,” at Mediatel’s The Future of TV Advertising Global conference. This event was moderated by Cadi Jones, Commercial Director EMEA at Beeswax, and Benoit was joined by Lara Izlan, Director, Advertising Data & Analytics at ITV, Steve Martin, MD International Data at LiveRamp and Miles Pritchard, Managing Partner – Data Management Solutions at OMD.

If timing is everything, then Byron Allen — the media mogul behind Local Now, Allen Media Group and Entertainment Studios — just made the biggest statement yet that the Golden Arches have been nothing more than a rusty bucket with respect to the level of advertising commitment it’s given to his broadcast and cable properties.  By Adam Jacobson / Editor - Radio TV Business Report

As an agency laser focused on the domestic Latino audience, and working exclusively with large companies, we are often asked our opinion on the many terminologies which describe this demographic.  Social values and standards of decorum continually shift, so it’s important for organizations to stay at the forefront of respectful language and commonly-held practices.  So I’ll give it a shot to provide a concise overview of the terms, as well as our point of view on how companies should proceed.  By Mike Valdes-Fauli / Pinta Agency

AT&T Inc. and Discovery, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s  premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery's leading nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a premier, standalone global entertainment compan

In our 4th Update on then theme "When Black is LOUDER than Brown, we find that certain mainstream multinational agencies and buying services have created special PROJECTS to direct dollars towards Black Owned media companies.  The count is Dentsu, IPG and now GroupM.  Black activist have either done a good job shaming these companies and their clients to at least concede some effort or just to put forth Shut UP efforts.  By Gene Bryan / HispanicAd.

The Board of Trustees of The Latin Recording Academy® has appointed Manuel Abud as CEO of the organization effective August 1, further solidifying its future through the execution of its 10-year strategic plan.

"Nobody knows anything," summed up William Goldman, the most successful Hollywood scriptwriter ever (he wrote 33 produced screenplays), in a memoir written at the peak of his success. "Nobody knows anything. Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one." The same should be said about marketing, particularly for integrated marketing.  By Michael Farmer

There’ve been quite a few headlines recently about agency employees being overworked to the point it affects their mental health. In this week’s post, I want to explore how that connects to agency new business and what can be done to address it.  By Mark Duval - The Duval Partnership

Over half of supply chain organizations have improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as an objective or goal, but only a quarter have formal targets according to the Supply Chain Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey by Gartner, Inc. and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Let's talk about planning. Even better, let's be clear what we mean by the word, then let's talk about it.  By Brian Jacobs / The COG

The Bauhaus school of art, popular in the 1920s, is emblematic of the period’s growth and innovation. One hundred years later, its view on innovation is just as relevant, as brands and society deal with an unprecedented rate of change.

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