Today’s young adults look different from prior generations in almost every regard: how much education they have, their work experiences, when they start a family and even who they live with while growing up.

San Francisco, Riverside and San Bernardino led the nation in annual employment growth among the top 50 U.S. counties with the most employees, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics.

Financial stress, student loans and retirement plan withdrawals all present obstacles to employee financial well-being according to PwC US’s 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey.

As a researcher focused on multicultural consumers in the U.S., my first thought is, how does programmatic sampling affect multicultural sample? But before we get into the implications of that, let’s demystify the concept of the practice.

Despite the negative press around programmatic advertising following the YouTube ad controversy, programmatic isn’t going anywhere.

In the last few months, ad tech overall -- and programmatic, in particular -- has taken a beating over issues related to brand safety, transparency, and more. In all fairness, these issues extend to the digital media and advertising worlds at large, not only to the sub-sectors of ad tech/martech and programmatic media.

On a recent visit to Bangladesh I took part in a roundtable discussion on the use of research in advertising development. The consensus opinion appeared to be that good gut feeling was more important than research when it came to developing advertising. But that raises the question of how do you develop good gut feeling?  by Nigel Hollis

It is non-debatable that the last five years in the media industry has seen more creative enlightenment and tech innovation than the last fifty years combined. By Brian Katz, VP of advanced TV insights and strategy at Eyeview

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced that Stephen J. (“Steve”) McGowan has been named senior vice president, Corporate Research, effective immediately.

A new national study by Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. (“Amplify”) and the Center for Generational Kinetics discovered that Millennials have been the driving force behind the growth of the better-for-you snack category.

A decadelong economic recession has contributed to a historic number of people leaving Puerto Rico for the U.S. mainland. Between 2005 and 2015, Puerto Rico had a net loss of about 446,000 people to the mainland, with job-related (40%) and family or household reasons (39%) cited as primary causes among a plurality of those leaving.

Nielsen announced that it has received Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditation for its viewability integrations with Integral Ad Science and Moat for desktop display and video viewable GRP estimates in Digital Ad Ratings for age 13+ age/sex demographics.

Last week I presented at the TUAD, the Turkish Researchers Association, addressing the conference theme “Sharper vision guides brands to a profitable future”. The following is a summary of what I had to say.  by Nigel Hollis

In honor of National Beer Day this Friday, April 7, we took a peek at Hispanics beer facts in America.   We found out there are more Hispanics who consume beer than non-Hispanics, and they prefer imports over American suds. 

News headlines were non-stop throughout 2016. The unrelenting flood of stories included not just the Presidential election but also Syria, refugees, Brexit, Zika, terror attacks, celebrity deaths, and tense relations between police and communities.  Americans responded by watching, listening to and reading more news – a lot more news. Our tally of increased usage across national and local TV, radio and digital sources shows a 2016 increase of 11.3 billion minutes of news consumption per week, compared to 2015.

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