Welcome to the second installment of a trilogy -or maybe a tetralogy- that will attempt a detailed SWOT analysis of the various paths a marketer can choose when hiring talent to roll out its communication campaigns. The first installment last week addressed the various strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats of using in-house agencies* for such purposes. Today: conventional agencies (conventional as in Madison Avenue-style shops, if you catch my drift).  By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc./ LMMiami.com

For the seventh consecutive year, Goya Foods, Inc. will participate in the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFFⓇ).

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers" podcast, we continue our conversation about digital health initiatives, looking at some of the innovative services and devices that tech companies are working on to improve healthcare.

The year 2018 is barely underway and, already, digital trust initiatives have captured headlines. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has said his platform will de-prioritize third-party publisher content to keep users focused on more “meaningful” posts from family and friends. Google has led off the new year by blocking websites that mask their country of origin from showing up on Google News. And the European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect every organization around the world that handles personal data for EU residents. The regulations will also, no doubt, inform data protection laws and corporate trust-building strategies elsewhere.  By Bhaskar ChakravortiAjay BhallaRavi Shankar Chaturvedi

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. has acquired exclusive rights from The Miss Universe Organization for the Miss Universe Puerto Rico franchise. The prestigious event will be managed and executed by WAPA Television, which has had broadcast rights to the pageant since 2015.

To address leaner advertising budgets and make smaller healthcare brands more competitive, Marcos M. Sanchez – a veteran healthcare and pharmaceutical marketing and advertising executive – announced the launch of Princeton10, a marketing and advertising agency expressly focused on Rx brands seeking to drive HCP-patient demand.

Another year older and wiser, and the digital advertising industry shows few signs of slowing down. To understand the current landscape and get a sense of what lies ahead, we dug deep into industry data as well as the Marin Advertising Index—which represents billions of dollars of annual ad spend on the Marin platform.  By Brian Finnerty

As the U.S. population continues to shift to a “minority majority,” multicultural marketing research firms have evolved to meet the growing demands of multicultural marketers tasked with tapping these hard to reach audiences. Over the last 10 years, this transition has occurred in waves.

The 4A’s unveiled a unique, far-ranging program aimed at creating safe and productive work environments that create cultures of inclusion, equity, creative dialogue and social transformation. The intent is to support agencies in eliminating discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation and retaliation.

MAGNA in partnership with Univision Communications Inc (UCI), announced the full results of its “Marketing to the Hispanic Mindset” study that proves, among other key findings, that contextual targeting in digital video ads can double purchase intent among Hispanics.

Mindshare North America released new research that explores the five different types of luxury consumers today, and the key trends that will drive luxury brands forward in the marketplace.

The Board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Fernand "Fern" Fernandez interim CEO and President.

In recent years I have read 3213 blogs on “How to Get the Job!”  They include:  "Five Secrets Interviewers Never Reveal," "Five Secrets Your Resume Reveals," "Five Methods to Instant Hiring" and "Five Reasons Interviewers Hate You."  Perhaps you've seen those blogs.  Few, if any, of these well-meaning pieces match my experiences in the process of hiring.  The "five tips" articles may be true in the halls of business schools, textbooks and HR manuals but that's not how a person is chosen for a job.  I have hired and witnessed the hiring of thousands of people at private and public companies.  I have hired at 100-year-old companies and at start-ups.  I've hired people who earn much more or much less than I did. 

Voices.com eleased its annual industry Trends Report, revealing the most significant marketing and advertising trends of the last year, and predictions for how these trends will continue to drive business decisions in 2018.

 

 

Stephen Palacios joined Azul to drive ideas and business opportunities.

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