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Netflix Plans 54% Increase in Marketing Spend

What: Netflix has announced its quarterly results, and they plan to increase their ad spend from US $1.3 billion to $2 billion in 2018. Why it matters: Netflix is a  major global advertiser, particularly in the digital category. The ad spend is producing a positive  ROI: “We’re taking marketing spend up a little faster than revenue […]


F8 2017 Developer Conference Kicks Off

Facebook’s annual developer F8 has kicked off today at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center and continues tomorrow with meetups around the world.This year’s sessions feature a wide range of topics across the Facebook family of apps and services – with relevance to developers and businesses.


Spanish-Dominant Hispanics Share More Apps

Does the degree Hispanics share apps depend on their acculturation level. According to the white paper “Mobile App Diversity across Total Hispanic Market”, this is clearly the case. One key insight of the study, the result of the collaboration between ThinkNow Research and Entravision, is the importance of ‘collectivism’ in app downloads/usage. Of those who share apps across acculturation: two statistically
significant findings were secured: 69% of low acculturated users share apps, more so than the medium and
higher acculturated segments.


Sizmek to be Acquired by Vector Capital

What: Global open ad management Sizmek Inc. has closed an agreement with technology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital , under which an affiliate of Vector will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sizmek common stock. Why it matters: Under the terms of the agreement, Vector will commence a tender offer to purchase any and all of the outstanding shares […]


Verizon Buys Yahoo: 8 Things You Need to Know

Yahoo Inc might be rewieving Verizon Communications Inc final bids to buy its core business for US$5 billion.The deal would boost Verizon’s AOL internet business and give the company access to Yahoo’s advertising technology tools, as well other assets such as search, mail, messenger and real estate.


Luxury Ads to Grow 3%: Strong In-house Native, Print Dominates “High Luxury”

Expenditure on luxury advertising will rise by 3.0% in 2016, up from 1.9% in 2015, according to Zenith’s Luxury Advertising Expenditure Forecasts second annual edition. Luxury advertisers will spend a total of US$10.9bn across the top 18 markets(including The United Stated) in 2016, up from US$10.6bn in 2015. The USA is the largest luxury ad markets, accounting for 45% of luxury adspend in 2015, according to the report.


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Women in Marketing and Media: If You Don’t See Her, You Can’t Be Her

Women in Marketing and Media: If You Don’t See Her, You Can’t Be Her

Although women are increasingly more visible in the industry, there’s still a long path to go towards women achieving their full potentials and pushing their untapped capabilities to the maximum, especially for Hispanic and African-American women, who feel their barriers are even higher.