The history of advertising has been one of delegation, trust and evaluation by intermediate metrics. In these areas, advertising’s past will not define its future.

{Why it is crucial to connect the dots between the consumer, music discovery, music consumption, and copyright monetization}  by Peggy Dold / Navigation Partners LLC

U.S. Hispanics Over-Index Other Demographics in most Social Media, Entertainment,  & Mobile Usage.   by Peggy Dold / Navigation Partners LLC

The idea of TV as the “first screen” and other devices as the “second” or “third” screens is dead. Today, the first screen is whichever one a consumer is looking at, according to “Social TV: Marketing to Viewers in Real Time,” a new report from eMarketer.

T-Mobile announced a multi-year partnership with international singer, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning music icon, Shakira.

By Lili Gil Valletta, Co-founder XL Alliance & Media Contributor

As a former U.S. international student, I can personally relate to the uncertainties of arriving into a new country feeling clueless about confusing campus maps and a language barrier that made it extra challenging to integrate into life in America. Fast forward now and as a marketer who focuses on winning with multicultural audiences in America, I am realizing there is a golden nugget represented by the international-student-population as a viable incoming 'multicultural' market.

Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., (SBS) announced the appointment of Bill Shadorf to Vice President of Corporate Sales-West Coast Market Manager for Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc, (SBS). Mr. Shadorf will oversee all sales and operations for SBS West Coast Division.

The country’s most influential marketers spoke to more than 2,000 attendees at the sold out Masters of Marketing Conference of the ANA (Association of National Advertisers).

Internet ad revenues surged to a landmark $20.1 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US. This represents an 18 percent increase over last year’s first-half ad revenues of $17 billion.

You’re out for your morning run and you see a family of deer, a rare sight in your neighborhood. Your first thought is, “I need to Instagram this.” It’s lunchtime and you fancy somewhere new: you go to FourSquare, Yelp, Urbanspoon to see what restaurants your friends recommend.

Smartphones are the all-purpose device-of-choice among mothers, according to an August study from BabyCenter, which found that in the past year alone, the number of US mothers using smartphones increased nearly 34%. And 46% of these mothers admitted being addicted to their smartphones. In fact, when asked which device they would keep if they could only choose one, more than seven out of 10 mothers who owned a smartphone, tablet and PC said they would keep their smartphones and scrap the rest.

webcitygirls// continues evolving.  As part of this evolution, a redesigned has been created serving as a platform launch for a one-of-a-kind webNovela, titled “Las Bobas No Velan Sus Cuentas” which debuted on October 3, via You Tube Space Coast channel and webcitygirls// site. 

Nielsen announced the commercial launch of Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the measure of the total activity and reach of TV-related conversation on Twitter. Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings measure not only “authors”-the number of people tweeting about TV programs-but also the much larger “audience” of people who actually view those Tweets.

The expanding middle class meets rising food prices. The convergence of these two mega trends is set to dramatically and permanently reshape the consumer landscape.

On Monday, October 14, Azteca America will premiere Noticiero Azteca America West Coast, a daily newscast that will air at 5:30 pm and offer the most up-to-date news and information that affect Latino viewers on the West Coast of the United States.