Debates over who is Hispanic and who is not have fueled conversations about identity among Americans who trace their heritage to Latin America or Spain. The question surfaced during U.S. presidential debates and the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. More recently, it bubbled up after a singer from Spain won the “Best Latin” award at the 2019 Video Music Awards.

No more than half of U.S. adults feel confident in the news media or think other Americans feel this wayIn a year filled with major news stories – from impeachment to a contentious election, from a global pandemic to nationwide protests over racial injustice – Americans continue to have a complicated relationship with the news media.

In 2019, the poverty rate for the United States was 10.5%, the lowest since estimates were first released for 1959.

With Latinos poised to become the largest ethnic minority group in the electorate this November, Telemundo released an in-depth study examining a wide range of political and social views of young Latinos, the driving force behind Hispanic voter growth. In partnership with BuzzFeed News, the report titled “Young Latinos: A Generation of Change” includes a national online survey of registered Latino voters aged 18 to 34 and provides a detailed look at one of the country’s fastest-growing and most dynamic voting groups in this year’s historic election.

Allow me to state the obvious: 2020 has been – and continues to be – messy for many retailers and those who support them. In addition to worrying about the fundamental health and safety of our employees, families and loved ones, the pandemic has tested our abilities to adjust, adapt, reimagine… and survive in real time. On-premise businesses have become highly creative in how they sell, what they sell and to whom they sell.

As brands look to build and rebuild, they will need to look for growth opportunities within the rapidly growing multicultural markets. To arm them with the cultural insights needed, the Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing (CMC) is releasing its 2020 Hispanic Market Guide, the most comprehensive resource on the U.S. Hispanic market. The new publication is now available to view online or download for free.

Recreational fishing has reached new diversity milestones, according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).

The number of persons age 2 and older in U.S. TV Households is estimated to be 307.9 million, which represents a 0.2% increase from last year. Increases in U.S. Hispanic (+1.9%), Black (+0.9%) and Asian (+2.7%) TV households were also seen, due to estimated increases in population growth.

Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has been conducting LGBTQ consumer research for over 25 years.

Latinos wield formidable economic clout.

“The Anatomy of a Video Experience: A Multicultural Study” explores how audiences consume content across multiple devices and their motivations around viewing habits. Understanding these subtleties is key for advertisers and brands looking to reach receptive audiences and better inform their planning efforts

The past several weeks have been some of the most difficult in American history.  By Mario Xavier Carrasco - Co-Founder & Principal / ThinkNow

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, causing widespread devastation.  This disaster not only impacted residents of the island, resulting in increased net out-migration from Puerto Rico to other parts of the United States, but also the quality of data typically used to measure migration patterns.

In recent years, television measurement has been done through two distinct approaches. The first, adopted by more traditional television marketers, relies on gross rating points (GRPs) to evaluate and buy inventory to meet marketing goals. The second, brought on by the evolution of streaming behavior, evaluates based on the standard for digital audience measurement: impressions.

Recently while reviewing an audio media plan with a major client we noted that while they were using a vast array of AM/FM radio programming content, they were not buying Spanish radio. The response was, “We get the audience with a general market buy.”  Was that really true? Can a general market buy with only English language stations do an effective job of reaching Hispanics and Spanish speakers? We turned to Oliver Marquis, VP Media Analytics at Nielsen, for assistance.  By Pierre Bouvard / Westwood One

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