No one knows what the next few months will bring. Right now, much of what we once took for granted seems uncertain. But whatever happens in the months ahead, there will come a time of improved stability and recovery to a new normal. And because brands are built over the long-term, marketers will need to plan for when people can once again travel, shop and congregate without fear.  by Nigel Hollis

Believe it or not, consumers are streaming even more content. The “Rona”—as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been deemed by Black Twitter—has forced many of us indoors for extended periods of time. And that means more time with our TVs and connected devices, particularly with streaming services.


As the pandemic spreads, so do the economic implications. Here’s what’s happening

The coronavirus has officially changed how we live, work and interact with each other and with the companies that provide our goods and services. As companies focus first and foremost on caring for their employees and customers, a second priority will be learning how to navigate the uncertainty that surrounds this pandemic.

A Backwards Corona Forecast: Or how we will be surprised when the crisis is “over“

Staying put is what’s best for reducing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but home-bound consumers are having an immediate impact on brands. The pull-back on advertising spend will cut expenses in the short term but will affect a brand’s resilience. How can businesses support their brands and make money in such uncharted waters?

As the health and economic effects of the coronavirus spread, corporate marketing leaders must grapple with new or intensified challenges each day among their customers, employees and partner firms.

New research released by GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, offers important insights for marketers about consumer attitudes toward digital marketing.

Ample research shows that leadership makes the greatest difference when the world around us is uncertain, and we are unsure about what lies ahead. We also know that the impact will be greatest when it comes not only from the apex but also from the middle ranks and front lines, writes Michael Useem in this opinion piece. Useem is faculty director of the Leadership Center and McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and author of books on leadership during crisis.

Approximately 400 buy-side decision-makers shared their changes to ad spend and messaging strategies with us so that we can help you better prioritize and manage through this crisis.

A new Media Supply Chain Study from The Myers Report conducted among advertiser and agency executives suggests that, to a large extent, agency programmatic systems are established and the focus has moved on to data and education over the programmatic pipes.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the launch of “Nuestros Negocios” (“Our Businesses”), a nationwide campaign under the umbrella of Telemundo’s award-winning corporate social responsibility platform “El Poder En Ti” (The Power in You).

A Make Or Break MomentWhat does coronavirus mean for brands on social media?The coronavirus pandemic represents unchartered territory for businesses. Companies are being challenged on multiple levels with consumers asking questions not just about their advertising, but also about their core values, how they treat their employees and factory workers, and how they’re contributing to the cause.

With furloughs and layoffs clouding the efforts of media companies who continue to excel during one of the most difficult eras for the U.S. since World War II, thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, some good financial news is most certainly welcomed.  Look no further than the Q4 and full-year 2019 results released late Tuesday (3/30) by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS).  By Adam Jacobson

It's National Census Day, which is the official kickoff for the 2020 Census that will run through August 14. As the U.S. Census Bureau explains on its website, “The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.” In the spirit of connectivity and community, Comcast NBCUniversal and Telemundo have launched cross-company campaigns to encourage Americans to participate in the first ever digital census.

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