The Council for Research Excellence (CRE) tunveiled findings from the second of a two-phased neuroscience-based study designed to better understand how consumers view television programming and advertising in a multi-platform world.

Today we are drowning in a sea of data. Companies the world over – including Kantar Millward Brown – are using algorithms and cloud computing to beat that data into submission and force it to cough up its secrets. But what if the data is not measuring the most important things you need to know?  by Nigel Hollis

Multiple adversities, the research shows, put young people at increased risk of performing poorly in school or dropping out.

Today’s consumers watch TV and video in so many ways, ranging from first-screen connected devices (such as DVRs, VOD and OTT) to second-screen devices like smartphones, tablets, PCs and even wearables. As live TV’s share of overall viewing declines, it is becoming increasingly important for TV networks and advertisers to quantify and credit the consumption of content—and ads—across all viewing methods and devices.

In this part 2 of Latina Millennial Nuances a deep dive into their mindsets and that of their Non-Hispanic counterparts, SSG reveals that Latina Millennials are more introspective, more concerned about healthier lifestyles, and more focused on how they reflect their confidence through beauty. Not surprisingly, the study found that Latina Millennials also build stronger family bonds, are more digitally connected and have higher trust of the internet.

This new report traces the global evolution of smartphones and tablets to become the primary digital tool, revealing specific behaviors for which these platforms have become important to consumers’ daily lives

Technology has finally advanced to the point where marketers can use real-time data in a way that is both meaningful to customers and profitable for companies.  We’ve come a long way from “People who bought this, also bought that.”  By Julien Boudet, Brian Gregg, Jason Heller, and Caroline Tufft

Dogs rule to roost in Hispanic households. Here’s what you need to know about Hispanics and their pets. 

Effective marketers seek a balance between preferences in common across major segments and leveraging nuances that may increase segment relevancy and act as more direct triggers to purchase by connecting at a deeper emotional level with segments. The real question is whether homogeneous vs. targeted messages would attain the needed relevance level to cause additional prospects to purchase. Marketing to Millennials is no exception to this conundrum.

Excitement and interest are growing in Russia as the country prepares for the biggest football event in the world. Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, making it the first time the World Cup will be held in Eastern Europe. As a prelude, Russia will host the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in June and July.

The study—titled “Empowering the Data-Driven Customer Strategy: Addressing Customer Engagement From the Foundation Up”—highlights the gaps between strategy and execution that continue to prevent marketers from creating seamless, real-time engagements with today’s connected customers.

For the most diverse generation in U.S. history, there's no single American Dream. Ethnic and racial influences matter, in both expected and counterintuitive ways. When it comes to Black Millennials, counterintuitive is the name of the game. ...

Move over Millennials, it’s time to start discovering the next demographic headed our way: Generación Zeta.  The topic of what drives Latino teens – one of the hottest demographics that brands need to gear up for – is the focus of a groundbreaking survey completed by Alma, which was presented this week at SXSW Interactive.

This document presents guidelines for the measurement of digital location-based advertising including measurement or attribution of device and user location for physical visitation and advertising exposure (including static devices such as desktop PCs, connected TVs, OTT devices, as well as mobile devices such as tablet, smartphones, etc.) as well as place measurement as a reference point for physical visitation and location-based targeting.

While TV has long been a fantastic way to deliver messaging to a wide audience, marketers have recently been attracted to new methods that allow them to use the deeply engaging medium in a more targeted fashion. Delivering TV ads to highly specific audiences by leveraging data is something of a holy grail for marketers, and can help them reduce the waste that comes with typically massive scale buys.

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