Telemundo boosts revenue; Univision still leads | Multicultural marketing can attract great Latino talent | At least 42 Latinos will serve in Congress
November 14, 2018
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Telemundo boosts revenue; Univision still leads
Telemundo boosts revenue; Univision still leads
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Telemundo's ad revenue took a 16% leap to $647 million during the 2017-18 broadcast season, thanks in part to its broadcast of the World Cup, per Standard Media Index. Univision posted a 9% drop in ad revenue with $875 million in earnings but remained the Hispanic market leader.
Broadcasting & Cable (11/5) 
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2018 App Retention Benchmarks [Data Study]
Retention is a mission-critical mobile metric and one of the biggest pain points for marketers in the competitive mobile landscape. To help combat this challenge, we analyzed the benchmarks for days 1, 7, and 30 in several major markets and verticals, as well as a global year over year comparison. Read our report to learn more
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Multicultural marketing can attract great Latino talent
Culture Marketing Council Chairman Isaac Mizrahi writes about ways organizations can apply their multicultural marketing approach to recruit and retain a great Hispanic workforce. "Those companies that have an employment branding approach that appeals to top Latino talent in a culturally appropriate way will have a competitive advantage in the war for Latino talent," diversity consultant Robert Rodriguez says.
Forbes (11/8) 
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Cutting-Edge Campaigns
Target to launch Lupita doll in time for holidays
Target will be debuting the "Lupita" storybook and doll, the Hispanic counterpart to Elf on a Shelf, in all of its stores this holiday season. Creator Leslie Guzman, a former Procter and Gamble executive, is heartened and notes that such saturation "means it's being accepted by the mainstream culture, the story about being kind and making people smile through the season."
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. (11/12) 
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Soccer offers Hispanic engagement opportunities
Soccer offers Hispanic engagement opportunities
Soccer is on track to becoming the No. 3 favorite sport in the US and may be one of the most significant ways brands can connect with Hispanics, who made up 68% of soccer viewership last year. Companies need more than just the Spanish language to connect with the community, and "the best way to connect with them is through a passion point, so what better passion point than what's rooted within our culture, which is soccer," said SBX Group's Francisco Terreros.
Sports Illustrated online (11/13) 
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Anomaly L.A., Facebook bring out the stars for Oculus Go
Facebook is touting Oculus Go with a 60-second spot that shows stars, including Jonah Hill, Wiz Khalifa, Adam Levine, Leslie Jones and Awkwafina, being entertained by the virtual reality headsets. The purpose of the campaign is to show consumers what's possible with VR technology and to "normalize" it, said Facebook's Rebecca Van Dyck.
Variety (11/12),  Adweek (tiered subscription model) (11/12),  Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (11/13) 
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Industry Trends
Study: Connected TV ads outshine competition
Study: Connected TV ads outshine competition
Connected TV ads accounted for the most impressions by device during the past two quarters, taking a 38% share, with mobile in second place, Extreme Reach reports. The average completion rate for connected TV ads in the third quarter was 95%, compared with video's overall average of 82%.
The Drum (Scotland) (11/12) 
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Commentary: More Latinos will sit at corporate board tables
Patricia Salas Pineda, founder and chairwoman of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, is confident more Latinos will join corporate boards if shareholders begin to demand the diversity. Pineda's optimism is rooted in knowing that Latinos account for the fastest growing US consumer group, with $2.13 trillion in gross domestic product, and her belief in a "correlation between diversity, profitability and better decision-making."
Al Dia (Philadelphia) (11/8) 
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Download "Case for Change: Multicultural and Inclusive Marketing"
The Alliance for Inclusive & Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) has released study "Case for Change: Multicultural and Inclusive Marketing" to help marketers better understand the importance of prioritizing multicultural and inclusive consumers in order to maximize overall corporate growth. Download copy of study.
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