Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) announced that it has acquired a major stake in several leading Latina online and social media platforms and has also entered into a joint venture to own part of the Hispanic celebrity influencer network Exit 7 as part of HMG’s acquisition strategy to expand its digital reach.

FOX Deportes joins reVolver Podcasts.

The Coalition for Better Ads released initial Better Ads Standards for desktop and mobile web that reflect consumer advertising preferences in North American and European markets. The initial Better Ads Standards are based on comprehensive research in which consumers comparatively ranked different ad experiences presented to them while they read online articles. More than 25,000 consumers rated 104 ad experiences for desktop web and mobile web.

Technology has finally advanced to the point where marketers can use real-time data in a way that is both meaningful to customers and profitable for companies.  We’ve come a long way from “People who bought this, also bought that.”  By Julien Boudet, Brian Gregg, Jason Heller, and Caroline Tufft

How long have we been saying this? You cannot blindly take a TV ad and shove it into Facebook newsfeeds or YouTube and expect it to prove effective. People consume these channels differently and respond differently to the content they see in them. Marketers have to work with people’s mindset not against it.  by Nigel Hollis

Google’s ad saga has spread beyond the U.K., as brands including AT&T, Verizon, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Enterprise Holdings Inc. and distiller Beam Suntory Inc. said they were also suspending or canceling at least some advertising with Google, reports The Wall Street Journal.

With 80% of U.S. households having broadband internet, the popularity of TV-connected devices such as Roku (box and stick), Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as game consoles, is growing.

Univision Digital announced today a new digital web series “3, 2, 1 Clarissa!” featuring Clarissa Molina, the Social Media Host for the award-winning entertainment news show “El Gordo y La Flaca”

This document presents guidelines for the measurement of digital location-based advertising including measurement or attribution of device and user location for physical visitation and advertising exposure (including static devices such as desktop PCs, connected TVs, OTT devices, as well as mobile devices such as tablet, smartphones, etc.) as well as place measurement as a reference point for physical visitation and location-based targeting.

My discomfort with programmatic is driven by its similarities with the business model of legacy ad networks.  The former was built on the premise of mistruths and arbitraging.  

With responses from nearly 70 food retailers representing more than 4,600 stores across 34 states, the comprehensive study details growing investments in social media, mobile and more relevant promotions by U.S. grocers in response to changing consumer buying behavior.

Coupons have become more accessible than ever to consumers thanks to digital and mobile tools. And US Hispanic internet users overindex for every activity related to coupons, discounts and deals—digital or not—compared with internet users overall, according to a survey from direct marketing company Valassis conducted in Q3 2016.

One central theme running through the content marketing sessions at the Social Media Week conference this week in New York can be summed up with a question: Are brands spending too much money on the wrong content?

PwC released its 2017 Global Digital IQ® Survey, a comprehensive look at how companies around the world are striving to stave off disruption by elevating their digital acumen and capabilities.

Picture the scene: you’re trying to share a video with a couple of friends to illustrate a point you’ve been arguing about for the last half hour. As the video loads, an ad pops up at twice the volume of what you’ve been playing before. You groan and turn the volume down, but you’ve missed the chance to skip the ad and get bounced to your browser as the brand site loads. You switch back to YouTube but the conversation has moved on and your friends have lost interest. Advertising has ruined the moment.

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