With research, data, and insights commanding media attention today, an organization such as the Advertising Research Foundation ( ARF ) must help its membership understand and navigate the impact. The ARF is well prepared for this task. Its mission, according to Scott McDonald , chief executive officer and president, is “to further, through research, the scientific practice of advertising and marketing.”

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States jumped in the third quarter of 2019 as optimism grew for the economic outlook for the U.S., according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in FAU's College of Business.

At this year's Advertising Week New York , brands, advertising agencies, and technology platforms came together to share insights around a common theme: How do we better align to customer expectations in an age of constant digital disruption?

Marketers can become a bigger part of the emerging cultural conversation across platforms. Streaming media has opened doors to brands trying to reach Hispanic consumers.

For years, the business world has been enraptured by the concept of big data. But the era of big data will not last forever. In fact, the replacement knocking on the door is one that might sound counter-intuitive: small da

There is a well-documented, persistent, and growing racial wealth gap between African American families and white families in the United States. Studies indicate the median white family in the United States holds more than ten times the wealth of the median African American family.

A National Pork Board report shows U.S. Latinos' affinity for pork and growing purchasing power make it a critical audience for the industry, but as Hispanics acculturate, their pork consumption declines. The new report, Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork's Future, reveals steps food retailers and packers must take to connect with these influential consumers who represent the biggest growth opportunity of the next several decades.

Mobile devices are altering family life in Mexico, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Common Sense that examines device use, habits, and attitudes of Mexican teens and their parents. More Mexican parents expressed concern about their teens' use of mobile devices, and more teens reported feeling distracted and "addicted" to their phones than families in three other countries: the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

A year following Hurricane Maria, both the population and poverty rate declined in Puerto Rico.

Median household income for the United States and 14 states increased significantly in 2018 from the previous year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.  The 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) shows that median household income rose between 2017 and 2018 for 10 of the 25 most populous metropolitan areas.

As the recession fades into the past, Hispanic income has been rising. However, it remains well below the average for total US households. For our latest report on the Hispanic cohort in America, we took a look at their attitudes on finances, finding that they are less upbeat than US consumers in general about their current economic situation. But a sense of upward mobility is an important part of their outlook.

While many automotive manufacturers are abandoning sedans in favor of crossovers, SUVs and pickups, not all U.S. consumers are following suit at the same pace, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit.

As more unmarried couples opted to live together, their profile changed significantly, according to a new study from the U.S. Census Bureau: “Cohabitation over the Last 20 Years: Measuring and Understanding the Changing Demographics of Unmarried Partners, 1996-2017.”

Over 32,000 respondents from the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) communities in 130 countries participated in CMI’s 13th annual survey. 200+ LGBTQ media, events and organizations worldwide partnered with CMI in this year’s study, helping to present diverse, representative data from across the community. This survey was fielded in English, Spanish, French and Hungarian languages.

Sadness sells, according to a recent neural and biometric study from computer vision and AI-powered technology company Mirriad and applied neuroscience company SPARK Neuro. The research, which examined the effect of emotions in entertainment content on brand value, drove significant value increases across all brands and products that were tested. These products included potato chips, Lysol disinfectant wipes and Jeep Wrangler.

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