Claritas acquired Miami-based Geoscape International Inc. Founded in 1995 by César M.Melgoza. Geoscape is known for its unique data, technology, depth of knowledge and understanding of multicultural consumers.

Twenty-five years after the release of the bestseller “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” the debate over how and why men and women are different and what that means for their roles in society is far from settled.

It is common knowledge that US consumers fill their waking hours with media usage. But how people split up their media time may surprise you.

Backslash, the cultural insight studio powered by global advertising agency TBWA Worldwide, released its Pre-Trends for 2018. Part vision, part research, part expert interviews, each Pre-Trend is rooted in evolving cultural shifts with business and cultural implications to impact 2018.

More than 18% of Americans identify as Hispanic or Latino, the nation’s second largest racial or ethnic group. But two trends – a long-standing high intermarriage rate and a decade of declining Latin American immigration – are distancing some Americans with Hispanic ancestry from the life experiences of earlier generations, reducing the likelihood they call themselves Hispanic or Latino.

For the first time in U.S. history, 90 percent of the population age 25 and older have completed high school. This is according to new Educational Attainment data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Burson-Marsteller and TSE Consulting, have published their second annual "Olympic Sports Social Media Ranking," which analyses the social media footprint of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its 40 International Sports Federations.

U.S. consumers are locked in a vicious circle with brands over customer experience, according to new research from Accenture. While 44 percent are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences, nearly half (49 percent) are concerned about personal data privacy as they subscribe to intelligent services designed to understand and anticipate their needs. Poor personalization and lack of trust cost U.S. organizations $756 billion last year, as 41 percent of consumers switched companies. Without deeper customer insight, companies cannot deliver the experiences they crave.

Americans consistently think things are worse than they are across a broad range of topics from terrorism and crime to sugar consumption.

Hispanic shoppers are more profitable than total U.S. shoppers, and although their spending per trip is comparable, Hispanics actually shop more frequently across all grocery trip types.

If you had questions about whether the U.S. Hispanic market should be in your marketing sights for 2018, we’re here to answer with a resounding SÍ.

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.

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