Non-Hispanic White Segment Decline Accelerates. Multicultural segments jumped 2.8M from 2016 to 2017 compared to a 1.8M increase from 2015 to 2016. Multicultural segments yielded 100% of the US population growth. Hispanic compromised half of the overall growth.

Throughout the history of mass consumer advertising, creative teams drove the bus while the media team played a support role. The advent of programmatic digital flipped that model on its head. Today it is the media team that leads every digital marketing effort, while the creative team has been relegated to a supporting role.

From 2013 to 2018, Asian, Latino, and black audiences have been ahead of the streaming curve. The average TV viewer spends 43% of time with live TV, 35% with streamed content. With the RIAA mid-year 2018 Latin Music Revenue Report showing a surge in paid streaming formats, could the window of opportunity for new Hispanic radio entrants be closing? In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, Horowitz Associates' Adriana Waterston tackles the topic.

Mario Xavier Carrasco, co-founder and principal of ThinkNow, a technology driven cultural insights agency, has received the 2018 Industry Change Agent of the Year award by the Next Gen Market Research Group (NGMR).

In today’s crowded car market, it can be difficult for auto advertisers to connect with consumers, encourage new sales—and do it all under shrinking budgets. To meet these challenges, you need the most complete understanding of how consumers shop for cars and react to automotive advertising.

The vast majority of TV viewers admit to engaging with their companion devices or skipping commercials altogether. In fact, 86% of marketers agree it’s getting harder to grab a consumer’s attention with television alone.

U.S. Hispanics share social media content five times more often than non-Hispanic Whites. The infographic below provides a snapshot of how Hispanics use social media and the internet to stay connected to information, brands, and their communities.

According to SSG’s primary survey, 68% of Spanish Dominant Hispanics who can vote in Federal elections feel very to extremely confident that they will go out and vote in the November 2018 mid-term elections. Spanish Dominant Hispanics consider that Immigration, Racism, Homeland Security, Gun Control and Health Care are the top 5 issues facing the country. The ranking of these issues don’t change between Millennials and Xers/Boomers but the level of importance for Immigration and Health Care is significantly higher among Spanish Dominant Xers & Boomers. Interestingly, Racism is identical regardless of Generation

The U.S. Census Bureau, in collaboration with Raj Chetty and Nathan Hendren from Harvard University and John Friedman from Brown University, released new research and a mapping interface that looks at children’s outcomes in adulthood.

What tech tools does your agency use to facilitate agency growth and new business acquisition? In 2017, Scott Brinker estimated the average enterprise uses over 1,000 cloud services across all departments. Granted, your agency may not be enterprise-sized, but have you taken a count of how many tools your agency uses? Do you know which ones are helpful and how many of them are under-used or only partially implemented? How do you find good ones?  By Mark Duval / Duval Partnership

Nielsen announced it will transform the measurement of markets that are measured with the audio diary from a quarterly or two times a year view to year-round measurement with monthly reporting. This more dynamic measurement solution enables clients to see seasonal shifts and react more quickly to marketplace changes. With this transition, radio will be able to find new insights and tell its reach story to advertisers each month.  

Conventional wisdom has depicted millennial men as the weaker sex of their generation—slower than millennial women to get their act together as financially independent adults. As they’ve gotten older and as the Great Recession has subsided, the men have at least partly outgrown that stereotype, to the extent it was ever accurate.

 

Hispanics are the nation's youngest racial/ethnic groupYouth is a defining characteristic of the U.S. Latino population. About six-in-ten Latinos (61%) in the U.S. were 35 or younger in 2016. The number of young Latinos –35 million – increased 20% from a decade earlier, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing youth populations in the country. With a median age of 28, Latinos are also the nation’s youngest major racial or ethnic group.

The poverty rate dropped consistently every year from 2015 to 2017 — a total of 2.5 percentage points — to a rate of 12.3 percent in 2017.

Radio is America’s top weekly reach platform, both overall and with Black and Hispanic consumers—75 million of whom tune in each week. This Audio Today report profiles those audiences, their listening preferences, technology trends, and the unique value they offer to advertisers with a “sound strategy.”

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