With events in 21 countries across five continents, Formula 1 racing is a popular global motorsport with a fan base of more than 500 million.

This year, mobile will surpass TV ad spending by more than $6 billion, according to our latest ad spending forecast. By 2020, the channel will represent 43% of total media ad spending in the US—a greater percentage than all traditional media combined.

The Latin music market continued its remarkable transformation in the first half of 2018.  Revenues grew 15%, totaling $135 million while streaming represented a remarkable 91% of the entire market.  Latin music has become a worldwide phenomenon, driven by a diverse streaming market and Latin labels making smart investments to support their artists’ global ambitions.

U.S. Hispanics share social media content five times more often than non-Hispanic Whites. The infographic below provides a snapshot of how Hispanics use social media and the internet to stay connected to information, brands, and their communities.

The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center data.

Jerry González, the trumpet player, percussionist and world-known Latin Jazz legend, died in Madrid, Spain. He was 69.  González, of Puerto Rican background, was a product of New York’s El Barrio, the hub of New York’s Puerto Rican community, and the cradle of transformed Afro-Cuban rhythms that gave birth to Salsa music and new Latin Jazz forms.

The focus is on diversity in pop culture for Hispanic Heritage month. When it comes to pop culture, many Americans are welcoming of Spanish-language media, while roughly one-third say there should be more representation in the media

People’s increasing use of second screens lets advertisers reach users through more devices. But is this making it harder for TV advertisers to reach their target audiences?

While the year of mobile is long gone, the era of 5G and the decade of connectivity are only beginning.  Connectivity in marketing is a concept that applies to how your campaigns work with and inform each other across channels, but it also refers to how you connect your brand's message to your audience.

In its 4th year, Panafest, a film festival and cultural celebration produced by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles is scheduled for October 27th and 28th in Downtown Los Angeles. The visionaries behind the event include two long time members of the Latino advertising community. As content and storytelling move to the forefront of the industry, we asked them both to share some thoughts on how these two creative worlds intersect.  BY Rochelle Newman-Carrasco - EVP, Hispanic Strategy / Walton Isaacson

Kantar Media has performed an analysis comparing the top 50 advertisers on Facebook to the top 50 advertisers across all measured media. During the first half of 2018, the leading Facebook advertisers spent $1.1 billion on the platform – representing approximately 11% of their total multimedia ad investment, indicating a significant shift in spending to Facebook.  By comparison, the leading advertisers across all measured media spent 4% of their total budgets on Facebook, or $560 million, while spending $8.6 billion on national TV.

The cornerstone of MiLB's U.S. Hispanic/Latino fan engagement initiative, "Copa de la Diversión" established an innovative new platform authentically connecting MiLB teams with their diverse communities, embracing the culture and values that resonate most with Hispanics/Latinos nationwide.

Global music streaming service Deezer has selected MARCA Miami to introduce its FLOW service to the US audience. MARCA is responsible for strategy development, creative and media planning and buying.

When it comes to social behaviors, US residents who hail from Latin America tend to be more social and team-oriented than the overall population.

Video ad spending on social properties is growing rapidly. In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers," we break out highlights of our new forecast for social video ad spending, and dig into the growth drivers.

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