By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc /

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  • The real dominant species.
  • Evolutionary perfection.

Individuals in the US still manage to spend the equivalent of half a day consuming media.

We are at the cusp of a major revolution from mobile to immersive computing. Last year was seen as the dawn of a third wave of devices employing augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), which define the two spectrums of immersive technology that could replace mobile computing.

You log into your bank account – and it looks like you just hit the lotto. The large project deposit payment you’ve been waiting for finally arrived, and for a moment, you start to dream about how it will change the face of our agency, from new hires, raises, possibly moving to a larger office, and more. It all seems possible, especially if you’re looking at your agency’s finances on a cash basis. To make the best decisions though, you need to remember, cash doesn’t matter.  By Andrew Suzuka, CEO, Optimization Partners

New data finds that a majority of advertisers are holding media buyers accountable for brand safety. But they believe communicating their brand identity to agencies and ad buying networks can help.

Currently the results are a bit mixed: Programmatic is making strong gains in out-of-home (OOH), direct mail, and radio, but has yet to gain much traction in the all-important world of television advertising. But there is optimism that the more digitized the ad creative and ad units for these platforms get, the greater the role software-based media buying and audience targeting will play.  By David Ward

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, eeleased a new study – "Measuring Digital Advertising Revenue to Infringing Sites" – showing the impact of industry efforts to reduce ad-supported content piracy.

Publicis Groupe's decision to save money by not entering any advertising awards shows next year seemed to have elicited more puzzlement than empathy in the media reports filed from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, where CEO Arthur Sadoun dropped the bombshell in June.  By Thom Forbes

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that it has entered into a new affiliation agreement and a new proxy agreement with Univision Communications Inc. relating to the company's Univision and UniMás network affiliate television stations.

For young Americans in the dating scene, a new epidemic has emerged – digital dating abuse.

William Faulkner’s 1932 novel “A Light in August” famously features Joe Christmas, a man living in the South who passes as white but suspects he has black ancestry.  By CEO and Co-Founder at PACO Collective

The question of the day is “Where did the trust go?"  The follow-up question then becomes, “What do we mean by trust?”

Telemundo will honor Pitbull with the first ever “Latin AMA Dick Clark Achievement Award” at the upcoming third annual “Latin American Music Awards” (Latin AMAs).

The premise of compiling a special collection of songs on a tape or CD and sharing with a friend or love interest hasn’t gone away in the digital age.

Chicago based PACO Collective (PACO) has been selected as the cross-cultural agency of record for Carl Buddig.