John Gallegos, Founder and CEO of independent creative agency Grupo Gallegos, announced the launch of a new communications group named UNITED COLLECTIVE.

Created by ALMA, the Miami-based Multicultural Ad Agency, the vision was to continue to deepen consumer awareness and affinity through the love and connection to music. This new spot builds on the latest thread and trilogy of musical driven creative featuring the former Verizon spokesperson, Paul Marcarelli, who switched to Sprint.

At a time when the topic of cultural diversity is at an all-time high, LA-based Latino soul band Chicano Batman and Johnnie Walker released a reimagined version of the iconic American folk song “This Land Is Your Land,” along with an immersive music video, that is poised to be an inspirational message of hope for modern America.

In Latin American countries, the most magical Christmas night for children isn’t on December 25th, but rather on January 6th, the night in which the Three Kings flood the house with gifts.

Visual trends can be difficult to identify as they are happening, but Getty Images manages to do just that. For its annual trend report, the photo service analyzes imagery in pop culture and advertising, as well as data from its 400 million annual downloads, to predict the visual trends that will shape the year to come.

For years, the AICE — the trade group for independent post-production houses — has been loudly complaining about the ad industry practice of “check bids,” and other unfair practices utilized by Adland in the course of producing commercials for their clients. Now it appears that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into the matter.

Successful marketers know that people engage with ideas that are meaningful so they try to create powerful, insights-based campaigns that resonate with their target audience. Achieving success isn't easy, and game changing work can be thwarted by any number of pressures. But marketers who develop a consistent, disciplined approach to creative development increase their probability of generating stronger brand value and business performance–the ultimate success criteria.  By Ann Green - Managing Partner Creative Development Practice at Kantar Millward Brown
 

Does the advertising of your TV content -- a commercial, a TV program - have any “curious empathy”?

Remember when all the rage was to set up a “war room” for monitoring social media while a campaign was live?  The goal of these efforts was to enable brands to operate in real time, responding to customer feedback.  

For nearly 200 years, Johnnie Walker has inspired the world with stories of personal progress and today the brand announces the new Keep Walking America campaign, which is yet another powerful collection of stories celebrating the countless achievements, unwavering optimism, hardwork and tireless progression of the great people who call America home.

There’s a trend in digital marketing that will result in what I am referring to as Connected Creativity.  It’s the ability for marketers to leverage data, create more engaging, more personalized storylines across channels and devices, and be truly creative in their execution.  This three-dimensional strategy represents the evolution of the role of creative in a digitally driven marketing environment.  

According to the Digital Marketing Glossary, newsjacking may be defined as “the art of using news events or stories for marketing and advertising purposes.”  The idea is to identify breaking stories and find a creative way to become a part of them.  by Wegs, Chief Idea Officer / Dieste

Well, if you want to avoid “crap” and “noise,” start by delivering an awesome brief.

Featuring a fresh and modern look and feel, the Hispanic campaign will include new Spanish-language TV and digital spots that convey product and service offerings aimed at making consumers' lives easier and demonstrating the value of being in Good Hands.

Director, Diego Luna and Jarritos, the popular Mexican soft drink brand, joined forces to produce Jarritos’ most recent spot, “The Journey”. The short film showcases the struggles, and triumphs of immigrants living in the United States, while establishing Jarritos as a brand that celebrates the very diversity that makes its consumers and this country so great.

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