The National Football League (NFL) has not been shy in its pursuit of Latino viewers. The most popular sports league in America wants to win over the fasting-growing demographic in America.

  Millennials coming of age today are entering adulthood under a unique set of circumstances. They have access to technology that Boomers and Xers did not have at that stage of life. They’re concerned about climate change, as natural disasters strike with severity and frequency. Growing up in a post-9/11 world has inspired a greater sense of caution. Most importantly, the difficult economic conditions since 2008 have changed their timelines for typical adult experiences like establishing a career, moving out of their parents’ house, getting married, and starting families. How is this combination of factors affecting their life choices and experiences?

  With newspaper as their number one source for coupons and deals, these promotion-sensitive millennials are getting their savings the same way as all other consumers across age groups and income levels with 51 percent indicating this print source is their first choice for savings. The top five places all respondents most often get their coupons and deals from are the newspaper; emails/coupon alerts; Internet searches; mailbox; and retail circulars. For millennials, in-store exceeds their use of retail circulars by 4 percentage points to rank fifth. 

  Fully 91% of American adults own a cell phone and many use the devices for much more than phone calls.

  Millennial males in the US have earned a reputation as laggards. But that’s not how today’s young men regard themselves, according to a new eMarketer report, “Taking the Measure of Millennial Men: As Sort-of-Grownups, as Digital Users, as Consumers.”

  To get a handle on how the shopping dynamics of consumers around the world are changing after the recession, Nielsen analyzed consumer transactions totaling $33 trillion in GDP across 14 countries* to see how people are shopping these days. The analysis looked at year-over-year growth rates for a three-year period and found that while spending intentions around the world are up, trips per household are either flat or declining, reflecting a new consumer mindset across both developed and developing markets.

  Cisneros announced the appointment of Jonathan Blum as President of Cisneros Media, a newly formed corporate division encompassing all of the organization’s affiliated media and entertainment companies, aligning their business strategies and fostering greater synergy. 

  EPMG adds Alejandro “Alex” Sánchez to its executive team in the role of executive vice president and director of Hispanic media and custom publishing.

  The sharp decline in the U.S. population of unauthorized immigrants that accompanied the 2007-2009 recession has bottomed out, and the number may be rising again. As of March 2012, 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, according to a new preliminary Pew Research Center estimate based on U.S. government data.

  Media research company Nielsen Holdings N.V. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed acquisition of Arbitron Inc. may substantially lessen competition.  Nielsen will divest and license assets and intellectual property needed to develop national syndicated cross-platform audience measurement services.

  The 2013 Insurance Barometer Study (IBS), now in its third year, reveals that Hispanics still have a low rate of life insurance ownership (59 percent) when compared to Whites (62 percent) and African Americans (66 percent.)

  Experian Marketing Services announced results from a recent survey that asked more than 200 marketers to share their cross-channel marketing plans for the holiday season.

  Social media is all about community. Without community, there is no social – unless you're having schizophrenic conversations with yourself. But, there's a big difference between BUILDING a community and FOSTERING a community.

  It’s easy for marketers to become overwhelmed by social media. There are so many social networks, and each one can seem essential to your brand’s success. However, it’s not necessary to spend resources on them all. Rather, pick the channels that make the most sense for your brand. There are two key steps to determine which social networks are right for you. First, identify your brand’s audience and goals. Second, understand the strengths that each social network offers to brands.

  Automakers and tier one electronics makers are designing connected car systems that are changing the way consumers entertain and inform themselves while they drive. Soon, the two knob radio we’re accustomed to will be replaced with a touch screen audio delivery platform, making cars essentially smartphones on wheels. How can the radio industry adjust to the new challenges? How are consumers adjusting to new in-car technologies currently in the marketplace?

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