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.

Each year, Circulo Creativo rounds up the who’s who in U.S. Hispanic advertising to host the USH Idea Awards. Together, the industry’s top creatives award the best pieces, and from them also select an elite top 5 best ideas of the year. For 2016, the show also introduced the Agency of the Year title.

The 360 campaign aims to empower a new generation of Latinos with the belief that their cultural pride is key to unlocking true greatness. The campaign – developed in collaboration with Anomaly

Gio Alma is known as our industry’s go-to photographer when divas want to look their best.   Karla Martínez and María Celeste Arrarás have him on speed dial for a reason.

Aflac announced the launch of a new national Hispanic marketing campaign.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Duracell brand and its agency Anomaly received top honors last night, winning the Best in Show award in the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards competition for “Stay Connected,” a campaign that told the story of how a grandfather overcomes a hearing disability.

The shortlist for the 2016 USH Creative Awards that will honor the winners on Wednesday October 12,th, 2016 at the Colony Theatre in Miami, FL was dominated by Coconut Grove, FL based ALMA.

A frequent question I hear from senior global marketers is, "how can I maximise ad transference?" It's a sensible question. As zero-based budgeting grows in popularity, the opportunity to save costs by producing one ad that can be used in many countries is compelling. But there is the risk that making an ad work across multiple countries may not be the best way to maximise ROI.