Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, announced the launch of "El 12" ("The 12th"), a new, bilingual digital initiative to search for the next generation of top soccer influencers in partnership with the global soccer media company COPA90.

Brands don’t want to associate with content that makes them look bad in any way.  Last year’s brand safety controversies stirred fears that advertisers would back away from platforms like Facebook and YouTube, but spending has continued to surge.

The Telemundo Station Group unveiled updated station apps and websites that feature “Telemundo En Vivo”  (“Telemundo Live” in English), a new “TV Everywhere” (TVE) experience for digital and mobile app users. 

Adtaxi released the results of its Super Bowl Viewership and Consumer Streaming Trends Survey, an in-depth look at how consumers nationwide will be watching the Super Bowl, as well as an examination of their digital streaming habits more broadly. Although movies and television series still dominate the streaming world, there are important opportunities for digital advertisers to reach consumers while viewing major sporting events—namely through social media.

There has never been a more exciting— or a more complicated— time to be in the OTT business. With new virtual MVPDs (vMPVDs) and even social media players like Facebook and Twitter entering the already-crowded over-the-top space, understanding the changing OTT market has never been more important.  Our latest white paper, 8 Trends Shaping the OTT Space, sheds light on some of the key trends crucial to understanding how this market is evolving.

The top types of brand-unsafe content that marketers said they or their brands had been exposed to were disasters/tragedies (39%), divisive politics (39%) and fake news (39%). However, almost one-third also said their content had appeared too closely to that of a competitor, underscoring how broad a definition respondents had about unsafe content.

Around the middle of 2017, Nielsen polled over 2,000 monthly multicultural YouTube users. The results were consistent with what we learned from our Hispanic Millennial Project Study and We Are Gen Z Report: Multicultural consumers want more messages tailored to them. They are going to YouTube to find representation and inclusion.  by Karla Fernandez Parker

The FIFA World Cup, as you probably already know, is the ultimate sports competition in the world, showcasing premier level soccer stars playing with their national teams. This tournament takes place every four years, but what you might not know is that there’s another battle that happens behind the scenes: it’s a competition between brands to outfit and sponsor each national team.  By Vicente Navarro, partner and vice president of business development at AC&M Group

Telemundo Deportes wraps up its coverage of the 2017-18 NFL season presenting the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl LII, live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Google and Facebook's grip on the digital advertising ecosystem also extends soundly into the realm of digital video, according to new research from Wyzowl.

Marketers today need fast feedback on whether their campaigns are likely to succeed or not. While automated pre-testing provides the opportunity to anticipate how well a campaign will perform, many will still want to check whether the in-market performance is on track for success and properly analyzed search and social data can help provide that feedback.  by Nigel Hollis

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer staffers consider recent regulatory changes covering internet access, and discuss the implications for platforms, marketers and consumers.

A few weeks ago I wrote about being authentic and genuine, both as a brand and a person. Unfortunately, there’s a downside to always being authentic, because that can lead to incredible rudeness.  How do you balance “being yourself” with being professional in the workplace?

One in three people—2.48 billion—worldwide used a social network in 2017, eMarketer estimates. Rising social network use in emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa drove an 8.7% gain over 2016.

On top of that are increasing operating costs and diminished revenue as a result of digital “badvertising” (fraud and middle men), along with the pressure to address issues like like social media addiction, and mental health problems attributed to social media.