Every killer piece of content is driven by a great idea. However, in today's social economy of engagement and ROI, it's important to understand how data is slowly but surely becoming the leading factor in generating quality content. As the pendulum shifts from art to science, learning how to leverage audience insights and behavior is a critical part of driving maximum performance of branded content.

Well, I should start by acknowledging that this article’s title can be a bit of an exaggeration, or maybe not, but I am glad it got your attention. In today’s U.S. market landscape there are two types of companies: those who actively try to connect with multicultural consumers, and those that leave it up to chance whether they appropriately connect.  By Isaac Mizrahi - Co-President of ALMA

Using too many data management systems is a daily challenge for 40% of IT decision-markers and data managers worldwide surveyed by Vanson Bourne and data protection firm Veritas. A similar number of respondents said that there are too many data sources to make sense of.

A recent study I conducted in the Neuroscience team at Kantar looks at the implicit perceptions toward feminism: i.e. what people instinctively associate with that idea. The results make me question whether how feminism is portrayed in advertising might actually be widening the gender gap, rather than closing it.  by Rio Cook- Global Neuroscience Innovations Manager / Kantar

According to a new study by IPG Media Lab, using data from TVision, TV has a viewability problem similar to that of digital. The study, “Quantifying TV Viewability,” reveals how often people are in the room when ads air and how this varies by daypart, position in ad pod and ad length.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna helps us understand whether advertisers are overlooking engagement across devices as dollars move from TV to digital video.

Havas Media through its new “Power” series aims to explore the role media plays and to uncover “what matters.” Which are the moments that make a difference as we try to connect brands with audiences? What are the most meaningful media?

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) announced the formation of a new initiative called the ANA Trust Consortium to help its members address the issue of trust between marketers and the digital supply chain.

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

  • We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom by now:
  • “If the product is free, you are the product.”
  • “You might think you watch Netflix or Instagram, but Netflix & Instagram are actually watching you.”
  • And so on and so forth.

Are we headed for another recession? Despite a historically low unemployment rate, many economists and business pundits say there's plenty of evidence that in 2019 or 2020 the economy is likely to tank. The reasons for a potential downturn include a trade war with China, rumblings from the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, and forecasts for slower GDP growth. What's more, the U.S. is in one of the longest economic expansions on record and therefore, some argue, ripe for a fall.  Courtesy of Association of National Advertisers

In today’s world, crafting a data-driven marketing strategy is critical for any organization. To that end, most marketers turn to data management platforms (DMPs) to help them deliver and execute their respective strategies. According to the Nielsen CMO report, 63% of marketers in the U.S. consider DMPs one of the top three most important marketing and measurement technologies.

When implementing advanced attribution models to better assign marketing credit across touchpoints, marketers grapple with choosing the best metrics among overabundant data points. To avoid getting overwhelmed by a sea of clickthrough rates (CTRs), impressions, likes, shares and viewthrough rates, marketers are performing metrics mapping exercises to assess the relevancy of these channel-level metrics against a larger company goal.

ThinkNow released a new Latino Brand Authenticity Report 2019 on U.S. Hispanics buying habits of Latin American food and beverage brands. The study found that it’s most important for Latin American brands to have a great tasting product to attract the hearts and minds of U.S. Hispanic consumers.

Brand safety is a serious concern for 60% of the ad industry professionals GumGum and Digiday surveyed in November 2018. But that's down from 90% in 2017.

Let us cut to the chase. Facebook, Google and probably Amazon store everything you do in the digital domain. But any marketer who believes that true ad relevance is ever achievable should take a hard look at how the sites and apps they use classify them as individuals.  by Nigel Hollis

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