The 2016 ANA report on media transparency was a welcome and long-overdue wake-up call for the global advertiser community. By highlighting the existence of nontransparent trading practices in the U.S. media market — by most measures the largest and most sophisticated in the world — the report focused many national and global advertisers' attention on the issue of transparency in media. It was the first stepping stone on the journey to more transparent media trading.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court has settled the debate around the inclusion of the citizenship question in the upcoming 2020 census, the business community can once again focus on what truly matters: the rich data it will provide to all of us, and how to apply the new learnings that this data will unlock.  By Isaac Mizrahi-  Co-President of ALMA

A recent WARC newsletter offered up an article titled, “How e.l.f. re-engaged with consumers”. The review of how the U.S. cosmetics company achieved this was interesting and led me to reflect on the need to adapt your media strategy to be appropriate to your brand’s status.  by Nigel Hollis

With so much content available to young adults these days, their media consumption differs greatly from that of older age groups.
In this constantly changing ecosystem, TV channels and digital platforms are competing creatively to nurture their appeal to this audience.

With research, data, and insights commanding media attention today, an organization such as the Advertising Research Foundation ( ARF ) must help its membership understand and navigate the impact. The ARF is well prepared for this task. Its mission, according to Scott McDonald , chief executive officer and president, is “to further, through research, the scientific practice of advertising and marketing.”

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc.  /  lmmiami.com

  • Mimetic theory is a philosophical/anthropological concept subscribed by certain libertarian Silicon Valley types.

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States jumped in the third quarter of 2019 as optimism grew for the economic outlook for the U.S., according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in FAU's College of Business.

At this year’s Cannes Lions, Peter Field’s analysis of entrants into the UK’s IPA awards declared a crisis in creative effectiveness, blaming organisational short-termism for the decline. At Kantar we have long championed the role of creativity in driving brand predisposition, that if converted into action, delivers short term sales and longer-term equity. So, if award-winning ads are becoming less effective, how can we help restore them to their former strong effectiveness?  by Daren Poole - Global Head of Creative / Kantar

When her time as a senior policy adviser in the Obama White House was coming to an end, Dr. Knatokie Ford had one question guiding her next move: How do we ensure that no matter who occupies the building next, the work will continue?  It was with that question in mind that Ford, who holds a doctorate in experimental pathology from Harvard, joined the #SeeHer initiative as an adviser on STEM and entertainment engagement. Ford's work in diversity and inclusion in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and her passion for the power of storytelling serve as the foundation for Fly Sci Enterprise, the company she founded to help leverage entertainment media to enact social change.

Marketers continue to be very focused on achieving greater effectiveness, more dynamic delivery, and better use of content. However, truly unlocking growth requires a broader mindset that addresses the entire customer lifecycle and the corresponding organizational support to make it a reality, including decision-making authority, budget alignment, and overall cross-functional empowerment.

The entertainment industry has long influenced the products consumers buy. For instance, “Top Gun,” the hit 1986 film about a U.S. Navy pilot, helped popularize Ray-Ban‘s Aviator sunglasses. They haven’t gone out of fashion since. Today, the amount of content generated from streaming services and other forms of digital media is exploding. As a result, consumers increasingly will be exposed to new ideas for product use.

In a world where consumers are no longer tied to broadcast and cable schedules to catch their favorite shows, live sports are the exception. Sports is one of the few remaining content types/genres that fans will go out of their way to watch live.

At this year's Advertising Week New York , brands, advertising agencies, and technology platforms came together to share insights around a common theme: How do we better align to customer expectations in an age of constant digital disruption?

This special episode, recorded during Advertising Week, focuses on addressable advertising and how the media industry can use it and other approaches to best reach the audiences they seek to engage with—particularly women.

AIRE Radio Networks and LaMusica announced that the queen of reggaeton, Ivy Queen, has joined its newly created Latin-artist based marketing platform,

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