Individuals in the US still manage to spend the equivalent of half a day consuming media.

William Faulkner’s 1932 novel “A Light in August” famously features Joe Christmas, a man living in the South who passes as white but suspects he has black ancestry.  By CEO and Co-Founder at PACO Collective

With the new television season in the U.S. now upon us, viewers are able to connect with new program offerings as well as old favorites. While much focus will be on the shows themselves, Nielsen took a look at insights surrounding the advertising inventory—from how much money is spent on advertising over platforms to the commercial ratings lifts of ads beyond seven days to how marketers are leveraging branded integrations.

Brand-safe media environment has catapulted to the top of media-buying priorities among media agency decision-makers, while research insights, audience analytics and data intelligence collectively rank as the most relevant contributing factor in the decision-making process among marketers.  By Jack Myers

The proliferation of new media platforms makes media / audience measurement and consumer insight more challenging, yet more important than ever. But measurement within these new platforms is complex, imperfect and constantly changing. Advertisers, agencies and publishers alike struggle to make the best measurement choices to fit their specific needs and ultimately better their businesses.

In aggregate, the Hispanic and black radio audience totals 74.7 million people 12 and older, up 6.25% from 70.3 million just five years ago. While tune-in has grown across both black and Hispanic audiences, growth among Hispanic listeners has been notably higher than among black listeners between 2013 and 2017.

#BlackGirlMagic is trending—on social media and in real life. What does it mean?

New survey and ethnography research released by Omnicom Media Group agency Hearts & Science revealed that 66 percent of TV and video content consumed by combined Millennial and Gen X (MGX) audiences is not being captured by current media measurement platforms.   

Millennials are less likely to recycle than other generations, but more likely to buy from companies making a positive impact on the world, a new survey finds.

When people consider engaging with facts and information any number of factors come into play. How interested are they in the subject? How much do they trust the sources of information that relate to the subject? How eager are they to learn something more? What other aspects of their lives might be competing for their attention and their ability to pursue information? How much access do they have to the information in the first place?

More than 300 of the sharpest strategists in the ad business gathered in New York last week for the 20th annual 4A’s Strategy Festival, which was themed “Data + Humanity: Planning Redefined.” Speakers — including Publicis Groupe’s Rishad Tobaccowala, Viacom’s Kodi Foster and BBDO’s David Lubars — stressed the importance of the strategy and planning disciplines at a time when the human factor threatens to get lost in the number crunch.

IRI announced initial findings from an ongoing study into the shopping attitudes and behaviors of Generation Z (aged 21 and under), providing manufacturers and retailers valuable insight into how to effectively communicate and activate with this new generation of consumers.

The African-American and Hispanic listening audience now accounts for one-third of the listening audience, and that number continues to grow.

Today, the explosive growth of new digital content available via online video distribution networks such as YouTube competes directly with traditional broadcasting creating a new connected landscape with data at the center. With this shift in industry competition, media and entertainment companies aim to maximize content investment and return while providing a differentiated and exceptional customer experience.

The research revealed social media plays a critical role in how this always-connected generation wishes to engage with companies around corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Eighty-two percent use social media to talk about issues they care about and a majority (87%) are likely to share their positive opinion of companies addressing social and environmental issues.

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