In the age of cultural-messaging, there is no room for error when it comes for brands to recognize and acknowledge Latina-mom-segments based on who they are, even more if they want to engage with them in their own terms. But, are brands culturally engaging with Latina moms?  By Claudio Perez-Korinko

The pandemic has accelerated the death of a once-crucial medium: the TV ad, which had the surreal job of heroizing a product in 60 seconds or less.

The craft of putting words together in a unique, memorable, and empowering way is not dead (yet); but it’s sadly neglected nowadays.

During this quarantine we’ve been naming new products, creating new campaigns, doing planning and/or resetting objectives for clients and business prospects because we’re certainly in uncharted territory. It’s like playing a game while the rules are changing (We play to set the new rules.) I’d like to share some thoughts that I’ve identified as a result of this process.  By Pablo Carpintero

With culture in a state of volatility, uncertainty, and change – multicultural insights are more imperative than ever.  An in-depth discussion with Alma and Urias Communications, gold and silver winners of the 2020 CMC Culture Account Planning Excelencia (CAPE) Awards. This webinar took an in-depth look at the art of planning and the cultural insights behind these award-winning campaigns.

The campaign, called “A New Frontier in Beer,” features the brand’s flagship craft brew, Sea Señor Mexican Lager, and launches with :30-second ad spots in both English and Spanish.

A great majority of marketers believe that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovations and technology, but many of them spend little time learning how to utilize either of those tools, according to a new ANA report.

LA-based Acento has added advertising veteran and digital innovator, Vicent Llopis, to its cross-cultural team. In his role as VP/Executive Creative Director, Llopis brings a proven record of fostering innovative thinking, particularly in the digital space with some of the top agencies in the business.  

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." It's one of Warren Buffet's most famous quotes. And it goes to the heart of the calculation of return on investment (ROI), which, of course, is at the core of marketing success. Brand storytelling with sight, sound, and motion comes with a growing price. Video production costs run the gamut from very low (user-generated content) to very high (multiday shooting, with expensive talent). To bolster and exceed their ROI goals, marketers need systems and processes that enable their teams and partners to leverage produced assets without friction or slowdowns.

Walton Isaacson CEO says a 'seemingly benign idea' has turned into 'a brutal affront to our communities'

To become more inclusive and LGBTQ+-friendly, brands need to lead with actions rather than just words. Making statements isn't enough anymore. Instead, culture needs to change from within a brand, not just within its creative copy.  How can this happen?

The ANA’s SeeHer, in collaboration with Getty Images, released guidelines on how marketers can use inclusive imagery to achieve diversity in their advertising amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in which advertisers are reviewing and changing their messaging.

Women In Film LA, ReFrame and IMDbPro announced the CURBSIDE SHORTS Two-Minute Film Challenge, inviting female and non-binary filmmakers from North America to create and submit for free a short film inspired by life while sheltering in place. What have you discovered about yourself, home, or neighborhood? How do you envision the future coming out of this pandemic? Have you imagined a new character or superhero? Or perhaps been inspired by a real life hero working on the front lines? The contest launches Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at NOON PDT at https://audpop.com/womeninfilm/curbsideshortsfilmchallenge and all submissions must be received by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at NOON PDT.

With all the flashy banners and retargeted content consumers see daily, just how relevant are digital ads to most Americans? Consumer intelligence company CivicScience conducted an internal study to examine how the general population feels about the bulk of the digital advertisements they are served.

As the media industry navigates COVID-19 and its greatest period of upheaval in modern memory, having the right data to understand if your ad will command consumer attention has never been more critical. The increasing rate of media consumption during the pandemic has been game-changing for marketers, but how can an ad creative break free from the volume of content, especially when reaching and connecting with the consumer is more difficult than ever? In fact prior to COVID-19, 40% of demographic targeting did not reach the intended audience, 50% of impressions were not viewable and 20% of campaigns were not noticed.

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