Harker Bos Group recently fielded a study documenting the consumption habits and voting trends of Hispanic Radio Listeners.  By Adam R Jacobson / Editor of Radio TV Business Report

In this episode of The New Mainstream podcast, Michelle O’Grady Caballero, Founder and CEO of Team Friday, introduces the concept of “ground truthing” and how it can be used to combat false narratives and challenge assumptions.

While Hispanics represent the largest minority segment in the U.S. today, the total population is facing a decline in the next decade, which may signal the demise of the majority or minority groups in the U.S. in 20 to 30 years.

Hispanics have been the country’s key indicators of consumer sentiment since the COVID-19 crisis began. But for too long, this group has been viewed as a single segment. Aside from being the largest racial or ethnic group in the U.S., Latinos are a diverse, intersectional group with different experiences, perspectives and expectations.

As brands seek ways to establish deeper, more personalized connections with consumers, they’re engaging social media influencers more heavily than in previous years. This increased focus speaks to both fragmenting media consumption and the significant engagement that many influencers boast across channels like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

The Desert Southwest region has long set a dizzying pace for population growth, expanding by at least twice the national average every decade from 1950 and 2010. Does business growth in this region mirror this population change?  In a word — yes.

Over 58 million Americans listened to a podcast in the past week. Podcast listeners are a marketer's dream: young, affluent, and receptive to advertising.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises released an in-depth national poll of the Latina community designed to develop insights on their current outlook at a critical moment in American history. In partnership with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) and Latino Victory Foundation, “The Latina Pulse: Champions of Change” is a detailed poll which surveyed Latinas across wide-ranging topics including education, healthcare, workforce and politics, drawing actionable findings to better understand and engage this fast-growing and influential demographic.

First-party relationships are the key to unlocking first-party data — but that’s only the beginning

Many have speculated as to how Hispanic online search behavior differs or is similar to that of non-Hispanic Whites. Numerous studies have been conducted on the subject. Results often fall victim to the same issue, that respondents tend to tell researchers what they think we want to hear. But what we’re looking for is a better understanding of what these cohorts really do while searching online.

Ampersand, the audience-first TV advertising sales, data and technology company, announced the availability of its Total TV Measurement solution for advertisers and agencies.

Nielsen announced that it will take the lead on an “Impressions First Initiative” to support an industrywide move to impressions-based buying and selling in local markets across the U.S.

In this episode of The New Mainstream podcast, Kalil Vicioso, founder of Tiny Hat Consulting, explores the intersectionality of sensory research, social media, and search and how they help marketers build cultural intelligence.

Edelman Trust Barometer special analysis of the Hispanic community reveals that while the U.S. Latinx community is optimistic about their economic future and is more trusting of institutions, they are also deeply concerned about the realities of the past year. They were severely impacted by Covid redundancies, which saw unemployment reach 15 percent among Latinx, the highest of any group, and yet, they remain optimistic about American institutions. This is particularly true for government, as they are the only group to trust government more than business. More than any other audience segment, they expect action from the brands they buy and the employers they work for and are ready to take action themselves if things don’t change.

90% of Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them, many made video calls and 40% used technology in new ways. But while tech was a lifeline for some, others faced struggles