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GlobalWebIndex, Publicis Media Research Results: Though 60% of Hispanics are Bilingual, 78% Prefer English on Devices

GlobalWebIndex and Publicis Media have published a dataset offering information about online behaviors, cultural preferences, and linguistic choices of Hispanic Americans. Hispanics represent 18% of the U.S. population; this data will help brands understand the segment’s complexities according to linguistics, regions, and cultural affiliations.


Bloomberg’s Josh Rucci: “The U.S. Hispanic Market Plays a Very Important Role in Our Expansion.”

Bloomberg’s Content Service, provider of news, photos, videos, and data to publishers and broadcasters, will expand its Spanish-language text news licensing offering.Bloomberg plans to more than triple its professionally-translated Bloomberg news stories and provide Spanish versions of Bloomberg News’ award-winning global coverage including output from bureaus in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Lima, Madrid, Mexico City and Santiago.


Inside Voxxi’s Closure: 6 Lessons to be Learned

Voxxi, the site catering to acculturated Latinos that launched in November 2011 backed by investor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, has closed. The site was not able to get enough revenues and/or get a new round of financing. It is not being updated, but current content is still being monetized by ad networks. The site’s closure offers interesting lesson for other English-language media targeting acculturated Hispanics, including Fusion. Portada talked to former Voxxi employees. 6 Lessons to be learned.


#Portada14: The unended Quest-How to best connect with a changing Hispanic audience

One of the highlights at the 8th Annual Hispanic Advertising and Media Conference was the expert panel discussion “The unended Quest: How to connect In-Language or in-culture across generations.” The panel, presented by GFK, was moderated by Carlos Garcia, SVP Multicultural at GFK with Maria Lopez Knowles, CMO, Pulpo Media, Leonardo R. Torréss, General Manager of DishLatino, Vilma Vale-Brennan, Managing Partner, Multicultural Lead, MEC and Steven Millerman, CEO, Prime Access as panelists.


¡Eso no es chingón! Univision and CBS refuse to run Pizza Patrón spots entirely

Major Radio networks have censored Pizza Patrón advertising that carries the word “Chingón”.  In fact, none of the stations agreed to run the spots without bleeping the word “Chingón.” “Networks like Univision and CBS Radio refused to run the spot entirely, even with the word censored – they claimed that they were fearful of potential FCC penalties,” Yousef Kattan Fernández President/CEO/Founder of Dallas based TruMC, the agency that buys media for Pizza Patrón, tells Portada.


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