The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25% from 2007 to 2015, in contrast to more modest growth of the country’s overall foreign-born population and a decline from neighboring Mexico.  During these same years, the total U.S. immigrant population increased by 10%, while the number of U.S. Mexican immigrants decreased by 6%, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Less than a decade ago, most consumers could not have imagined the plethora of ways they’d have to engage with content. But the rise of technology and smart devices has opened the media option floodgates and consumption and old habits have changed accordingly. Engagement with AM/FM radio has not been immune to these changes. Now, with the click of a button, consumers can access their favorite radio station in sunny San Diego, listen to weather updates in New York or listen to pop music walking to school in Denver.

It’s no secret that in addition to traditional television, viewers also have access to a plethora of subscription video on demand content and virtual multi-channel providers. As the options for these streaming services have grown, so have the means by which viewers can view them on their TV screens.  Consumers, in turn, are taking action.

As far as choice goes, there’s never been a better time to be a consumer. Thanks to globalization and connectivity, consumers around the world have access to a wider array of products than ever—a trend that’s likely to continue going forward. And the bevy of choice involves products and services from both multinational and local brands. So in an era of massive choice, how much weight does the “made in” moniker carry when it comes to purchase motivation?

Today’s Latina is ambicultural, seamlessly identifying as American while also retaining strong connections to her native culture. One of the ways she stays connected to her roots is through music. Whether it’s on radio or streaming services, Latinas’ consumption behavior and preferences reflect how their lives revolve around music.

This past year marked a turning point for the White Non-Hispanic population which declined for the first time ever, 10 years before the U.S. Census projection. Multicultural segments made up 100% of U.S. population growth last year according to recently released 2016 ACS. While U.S. population growth is slowing overall, Multicultural segments are driving the expansion of the U.S. consumer base making up 4 in 10 Americans with Hispanics continuing to drive half of the entire U.S. growth and the Other/Mixed Race segment delivering the fastest growth. Looking to the future, the Multicultural population in the U.S. is projected to reach 131 million in 2018. This tipping point is causing many marketers to reconsider with which segments to lead their growth efforts.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and consumer intelligence firm Maru/Matchbox have announced an innovative partnership and a first for the Hispanic market: a combined insight community, spanning the full spectrum of U.S. Hispanics across variables such as country of origin, language in the household and acculturation level.

Digital marketers are being taken to the cleaners.  Roughly half of all digital campaigns use multiple data sources, according to a study out today by Forrester. That would include email.  But they lack clarity into data sources and what they are buying.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced that Roberto Ruiz has been promoted to executive vice president, Research, Insights and Analytics, effective immediately. Ruiz will continue to report to Jessica Rodriguez, chief marketing officer, and will remain based in New York.

A new study from InMoment reveals that despite the convenience of shopping online and high satisfaction with digital-only retailers, consumers still value the in-store experience and human contact.

American consumers’ status as a device-dependent nation closes 2017 with strong momentum and some important firsts in terms of demographic and usage shifts according to Deloitte’s 2017 “Global Mobile Consumer Survey”.

Nielsen launched Marketing Budget Explorer.  Streamlining the media planning process, Nielsen's new media budget forecasting solution is an intuitive, web-based simulation tool that will enable brand marketers to easily evaluate thousands of combinations of marketing allocations and budget options, to make more informed, media planning decisions.

The ANA Alliance for Inclusive & Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) today announced a set of key priorities for the coming year that are specifically designed to help marketers increase their focus on multicultural marketing to help drive overall corporate growth.

Nielsen announced an agreement to use Comcast's set-top box data in its local television measurement service. With this agreement, Comcast becomes the fourth major cable or satellite provider whose non-personally identifiable TV viewing data is being integrated with Nielsen's comprehensive panel data.

US consumers are spending more time with their digital devices than ever before, and that holds true while they’re already watching something else. eMarketer estimates 177.7 million adults will regularly use a second-screen device while watching TV this year, an increase of 5.1% vs. 2016.