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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 […]


Facebook’s Algorithm Change: 5 Silver Linings According to U.S Multicultural and Latin American Publishers

What: We touched base with key executives of  U.S. and Latin American media properties to know their thoughts on what this latest change in Facebook’s algorithm might mean for traffic referral and content viewership. 5 things to take into account. Interviewees: Iván Adaime, Juan Convers, Henry Pacheco, Juan Romero, Christian Wilkins, Matan Har, and Rafael Urbina. Why […]


PORTADA MIAMI April 18-19: Early Bird Expires Tomorrow Jan. 17!

The tenth annual edition of Portada Miami will take place on April 18-19 in EAST Miami, a design hotel  located within the brand new Brickell City Centre, offering a  unique mix of customized guest services and cutting-edge technology. Portada Miami will be the launch event for Portada’s powerful Council System of Brand Marketers from all over the Americas. The forward-looking agenda will cover disruptive and innovative topics such as machine learning, VR, data sets for better marketing and more. Early Bird Registration is available until January 17!


Revolution and Red Bulls Reveal 2018 Uniform

What: New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls released their kits for the 2018 MLS season. Why it matters: Several further MLS uniform reveals will soon follow, kicking off a flurry of jersey sales and a marketing boost for shirt sponsors. ‘Tis the Season for Uniform Releases Two of Major League Soccer’s major market […]


Netflix Backs Out of Bidding for Live English Premier League Games

With the tender for the 2019-2022 Premier League rights to go out this month, Netflix was thought to be amongst one of the challengers to traditional broadcasters. Instead it has opted out the bidding.Not only is this one less challenger for traditional broadcasters to worry about, but it is also one less challenger for Amazon and Facebook to worry about.


Possible Saudi Savior for AC Milan

Saudi property developer Fawaz Alhokair is considering a bid to own A.C. Milan.Arab investors continue to make forays into football ownership due to the brand power of top clubs, and it may be sooner rather than later that they look control South American teams as well.


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The social media landscape is changing at an accelerated pace; artificial intelligence is acquiring a prominent role and companies have to adapt to survive. We talked to Ana Hoyos, area director at Meltwater Latin America, about the recent acquisition of Sysomos and what it means for social media analysis.