Marking the first time in 65 years that a group of actors at a major television network sought a unionization election, the vote is a momentous step toward ending the double standard that has existed for decades between Spanish-speaking performers at Telemundo and their English-speaking colleagues at NBC.

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.

The island of Puerto Rico as many of our readers know is a territory of the United States governed by United States Federal Law.  It also considered a major US Hispanic Market, but since it resides on an island many place it under the international division.  But it has turned into a petri dish for many of this century’s testing: birth control, mass sterilization, agent orange and more up to the ad industry’s test of transparency.

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative Director, etc. / LMMiami.com

  • We need to get America to love Latinos again.
  • We used to be political & marketing gold.
  • Overnight, we became a political piñata, outcasts and, by extension, a marketing taboo.
  • We need to roll out a charm offensive.

Batanga Media announces a full rebrand, changing its corporate name and identity to Vix. Effectively immediately, Batanga Media will be known as Vix, a digital media company dedicated to generating curiosity and leaving a positive influence for audiences across the Americas.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that it has promoted Jeffery Liberman to the additional position of President, effective immediately. As Entravision’s President & Chief Operating Officer, Liberman will continue to lead the management and operation of all of Entravision’s radio, television and digital media properties

Latin restaurant chains get lost crossing continents when they lose touch with their brand culture, their true recipe for success. Menus may not translate to new U.S. markets, even heavily Hispanic ones, but authentic brand culture and communications will always transcend time and place.  by Stephen Rosa / (add)ventures

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Headway, a provider of mobile, programmatic, data and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America.

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.

Once upon a time, “stores” were buildings made of bricks and mortar that sold an inventory of a few thousand products during regular business hours. The digital revolution changed all that: e-commerce retailers created web shops that were open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Media is viewed as a complex headache by advertisers who are failing to provide leadership in this critical investment area, according to a new report from media change consultants ID Comms.

Walmart, The Home Depot and Macy’s fiscal Q4 2016 earnings painted a mixed picture Tuesday, but they all highlight one common theme: Physical stores are still important, and online sales and digital strategies are key to bringing traffic and sales to stores.

By Gonzalo López Martí - Creative director, etc. / LMMiami.com

  • Absent a steady influx of walled out Mexicans and island bound Cubans, where will growth come from for US-based Spanish-speaking media outlets?

If media is to change in 2017 then the way it’s assessed also needs to change. That means better, more relevant metrics, measures that reflect how media can add value to a brand and drive business success.

News that the Department of Justice is investigating "bid rigging" by ad agencies to favor in-house agency facilities highlights how competitive bidding works in the world of advertising and exposes a problematic industry practice, one that undermines the trust between agencies, clients and vendors.  By Alex Blum

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