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The Portada Data and Content Marketing Forum this Wednesday April 3 in New York City is a great opportunity  for brand, agency and media executives  to learn directly from the experts how data and content are being leveraged for increasing ROI. A star-studded list of speakers, which includes CNN’s Robin Garfield, Heineken’s Belen Pamukoff, Sotheby’s International Realty’s John Passerini, Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising at Oppenheimer Funds  and the Washington Post’s Annie Granatstein will dive deep into how data analytics drive content strategies and ultimately content influences commerce.

If you are looking for fresh insights into how data and content are driving  advertising and e-commerce, get your tickets now  for the Portada Data and Content Marketing Forum which will take place in New York City at the Cachet Boutique Hotel on April 3.

The event includes a special breakfast panel courtesy of CNN en Español as well as time set aside for valuable networking.

Here’s what you can’t miss:

CREATING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS WITH AFFLUENT CONSUMERS

John Passerini, Global VP Interactive Marketing, Sotheby’s International Realty
John Passerini is on a roll, and Sotheby’s International Realty is reaping the benefits of his “digital first” approach
to the venerable firm’s marketing, raising the bar in the industry and connecting with  consumers in new
and highly personalized ways. How is he leveraging AR and video to create content that builds market loyalty even before a customer makes a purchase? How can a company’s own AR application be used to drive sales? What approaches and decisions are driving Sotheby’s digital success?

 

HOW DATA AND CONTENT CONTINUE TO FUEL THE EVOLVING WORLD OF ADVERTISING

Join a highly informative and insightful discussion of how data and content are joined to produce a higher return on investment for brand marketers. Hear valuable experiences from both sides of the marketing coin: media and brand strategists. as well as agency

Moderator, Guillermo Arduino, CNN Anchor and Correspondent for Encuentro, CNN en Español

 

 

 

Robin Garfield, SVP, Research & Scheduling, CNN

 

 

 

LaToya Christian, Managing Partner Marketing Strategy and Analytics, GroupM

 

 

 

Belem Pamukoff, Heineken Brand Director, Tecate & Tecate Light

 

 

DRIVING CONTENT WITH DATA AND AI

AI is sweeping the marketing and customer communications landscape by storm. Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising at Oppenheimer Funds and Annie Granatstein, Head of WP BrandStudio, The Washington Post will reveal how Oppenheimer Funds and the Washington Post partner to leverage data and ensure that native content is served within contextually relevant content served up by WAPO.. Hear how these brand and tech innovators answer questions about the role of AI, how brands who do not use first party data or a DMP can profit from a partnership with a publisher and more….

Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising at Oppenheimer Funds

 

 

 

Annie Granatstein, Head of WP BrandStudio

 

 

 

 

CONTENT PREFERENCES OF SPANISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN CONSUMERS IN THE U.S.

What are the best-in-class content passion points being used to reach the more than 8 million Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban consumers on the US mainland? How are brands successfully marketing to this important part of the Hispanic population? Hear all the answers from Augusto Romano, CEO of
DIGO Hispanic Media who will be interviewed by Edwina Morales, Group Media Director Multicultural at Horizon Media.

 

CONTENIDO EN ESPAÑOL

Juan Carlos Samper, CEO, We Are Content

Get ready to hear insights and leading-edge tips on Spanish-language content marketing in the United States from Juan Carlos Samper, the CEO of We Are Content. We Are Content is a site where agencies and brands can connect with thousands of providers of content strategy marketing including video and animation, photography, audio, music, design, translation and copy.

CASE STUDY: A CONTENT DISRUPTOR

INQMC is a rapidly growing e-commerce business leveraging content to build market share in the fintech sector. CEO Marcelo Rodriguez will explain how INQMC, a digital financial advisor and digital financial platform, is using content strategy and technology to connect under capitalized Hispanic businesses with small-business lenders. Rodriguez will pull the curtain back on the techniques and insights INQMC’s is deploying to grow its brand and customers’ loyalty. “As Hispanic entrepreneurs in the US, we saw thriving businesses unable to grow because of their lack of financial knowledge and access to capital.”

 

Enjoy the sights and sophistication of the Big Apple and hone your data and content marketing skills at the same time. Click on the banner below now!

The Portada Data and Content Marketing Forum  next Wednesday April 3 in New York City is a great opportunity  for brand, agency and media executives  to learn directly from the experts how data and content are being leveraged for increasing ROI. A star-studded list of speakers, which includes CNN’s Robin Garfield, Heineken’s Belen Pamukoff, Sotheby’s International Realty’s John Passerini, Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising at Oppenheimer Funds  and the Washington Post’s Annie Granatstein will dive deep into how data analytics drive content strategies and ultimately content influences commerce.

If you are looking for fresh insights into how data and content are driving  advertising and e-commerce, get your tickets now  for the Portada Data and Content Marketing Forum which will take place in New York City at the Cachet Boutique Hotel on April 3.

The event includes a special breakfast panel courtesy of CNN en Español as well as time set aside for valuable networking.

Here’s what you can’t miss:

CREATING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS WITH AFFLUENT CONSUMERS

John Passerini, Global VP Interactive Marketing, Sotheby’s International Realty
John Passerini is on a roll, and Sotheby’s International Realty is reaping the benefits of his “digital first” approach
to the venerable firm’s marketing, raising the bar in the industry and connecting with  consumers in new
and highly personalized ways. How is he leveraging AR and video to create content that builds market loyalty even before a customer makes a purchase? How can a company’s own AR application be used to drive sales? What approaches and decisions are driving Sotheby’s digital success?

 

HOW DATA AND CONTENT CONTINUE TO FUEL THE EVOLVING WORLD OF ADVERTISING

Join a highly informative and insightful discussion of how data and content are joined to produce a higher return on investment for brand marketers. Hear valuable experiences from both sides of the marketing coin: media and brand strategists. as well as agency

Moderator, Guillermo Arduino, CNN Anchor and Correspondent for Encuentro, CNN en Español

 

 

 

Robin Garfield, SVP, Research & Scheduling, CNN

 

 

 

LaToya Christian, Managing Partner Marketing Strategy and Analytics, GroupM

 

 

 

Belem Pamukoff, Heineken Brand Director, Tecate & Tecate Light

 

 

DRIVING CONTENT WITH DATA AND AI

AI is sweeping the marketing and customer communications landscape by storm. Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising at Oppenheimer Funds and Annie Granatstein, Head of WP BrandStudio, The Washington Post will reveal how Oppenheimer Funds and the Washington Post partner to leverage data and ensure that native content is served within contextually relevant content served up by WAPO.. Hear how these brand and tech innovators answer questions about the role of AI, how brands who do not use first party data or a DMP can profit from a partnership with a publisher and more….

Leonor Palao, AVP, Brand and Advertising at Oppenheimer Funds

 

 

 

Annie Granatstein, Head of WP BrandStudio

 

 

 

 

CONTENT PREFERENCES OF SPANISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN CONSUMERS IN THE U.S.

What are the best-in-class content passion points being used to reach the more than 8 million Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban consumers on the US mainland? How are brands successfully marketing to this important part of the Hispanic population? Hear all the answers from Augusto Romano, CEO of
DIGO Hispanic Media who will be interviewed by Edwina Morales, Group Media Director Multicultural at Horizon Media.

 

CONTENIDO EN ESPAÑOL

Juan Carlos Samper, CEO, We Are Content

Get ready to hear insights and leading-edge tips onSpanish-language content marketing in the United States from Juan Carlos Samper, the CEO of We Are Content. We Are Content is a site where agencies and brands can connect with thousands of providers of content strategy marketing including video and animation, photograpy, audio, music, design, translation and copy.

CASE STUDY: A CONTENT DISRUPTOR

INQMC is a rapidly growing e-commerce business leveraging content to build market share in the fintech sector. CEO Marcelo Rodriguez will explain how INQMC, a digital financial advisor and digital financial platform, is using content strategy and technology to connect under capitalized Hispanic businesses with small-business lenders. Rodriguez will pull the curtain back on the techniques and insights INQMC’s is deploying to grow its brand and customers’ loyalty. “As Hispanic entrepreneurs in the US, we saw thriving businesses unable to grow because of their lack of financial knowledge and access to capital.”

 

Enjoy the sights and sophistication of the Big Apple and hone your data and content marketing skills at the same time. Click on the banner below now!

Engaging the Millennial consumer is crucial to Corporate America’s marketing plans. Branded content plays a key role in this effort. Get the research substantiating branded content efforts and read about 8 surefire ways brands can connect with millennials (Partner Message).

According to a recently released quantitative study “Storytelling: The Current State of Branded Content” by IPG Media Lab, Forbes and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, branded content’s impact is superior to display advertising in terms of recall, brand perception and intent/consideration. The study results include findings on how millennials  react to branded content: “longer form branded content drives millennial purchase consideration: 18-34 year olds responded better to long articles, driving higher engagement consideration rates and aiding recall.”
As consumers shift their attention to mobile devices at the expense of traditional media channels, they gain more control over their content consumption experience, opting to ignore, skip, and even block advertising they did not opt-in for. This is especially true in the tech-savvy Millennial segment. While marketers scratched their heads to overcome the hostile ad-blocking environment, branded content has risen as a smart advertising alternative, which has indeed changed the way brands connect with consumers.

But there are unique challenges in creating and distributing sponsored content intended for the Millennial generation. Here are seven steps you can take in connecting your brand with the free-thinker and highly connected Millennial users via content they actually want to consume.

1. Partner with a trusted publisher

Identify publishers trusted by your Millennial audience and partner with them. This step is critical because sponsoring content on publishers that do not offer a safe or enjoyable user experience, or worse on publishers that are not regarded as reputable by your consumer, is bound to affect your brand negatively.

2. Produce relevant content

Research the likes and dislikes of your Millennial consumer, then plan your content around topics that are most important to them. Apply user-data information as a guide to shape your content offering. Leverage your partnering publisher’s familiar voice to tell your brand’s story in a way that resonates best with this audience.

3. Offer valuable content

Content Marketing
Content Marketing

Fight the urge to produce salesy sponsored content. Rather, look for building brand loyalty by offering Millennials entertaining, educational, inspirational, or otherwise valuable content. Millennials are prone to associating their appreciation for a prized piece of content with the sponsoring brand. Take advantage of this.
The production of valuable content definitely pays. According to the above cited study of IPG Medialab, an increase in the effectiveness of branded content over time was also measured. Aided ad recall showed a 17 percentage point improvement when measured against a similar 2013 study conducted by the IPG Media Lab.

Fight the urge to produce salesy sponsored content.

4. Share their values

Beyond your brand’s values, your sponsored content should elevate the values of your Millennial consumer. A study by the Pew Research Center concluded that the top three priorities of Millennials are parenting, their romantic relationship, and helping others. How can your sponsored content speak to traits such as these?

5. Produce emotionally driven content

Programatico_Happy_2_26_2016_a (2)Communicate your brand’s benefits with emotion. Laughter, joy, trust, compassion, aspiration, the choices are many, but tapping on the right emotion will pay off. Recognizing that Millennials are an eager to learn, information-hungry generation, VIX Science produces entertaining yet educational content to satiate the Millennial curiosity, as a result, their content quickly became a social hit. VIX Science’s Facebook page alone has over 4 million fans, and counting.

6. Create content for social sharing

Create content for social sharing. The vast majority of the time Millennials spend on digital is spent on social platforms. Create content to be consumed and shared on social networks. Optimize your content so that its format fits seamlessly each social platform. The video that performs well on YouTube may not receive compatible engagement on Facebook. Make sure your content is custom-made for each platform to increase the likelihood of engagement.

7. Mobile must be top of mind

travel-mobileMillennials are mobile first, or multiscreen at best. Enhance your engagement by producing mobile-friendly sponsored content. Think of content bites that can be comfortably consumed on a small screen while your consumer stands at the grocery store checkout line, or sits at the dentist’s waiting room.

 

8. Don’t Be Afraid to Mention Your Brand

‘Higher Branding,’ defined as 2x the number of brand mentions, caused brands to be perceived as more educational by over 7 percentage points and performs better on mobile devices.

In the current digital marketing landscape, sponsored content allows brands to break through the clutter and connect with their most valued consumer segments. Leading brands not only understand the importance of adopting content marketing, but they also test strategies and implement best practices to secure the best engagement rates. Millennials in particular appreciate when their user experience is enhanced by valuable content, as opposed to being interrupted by intrusive ads. Follow the steps above and your brand will be well on its way to building loyalty among this savvy and demanding younger audience.

This is the second article in a series presented by Batanga Media
The first article  was Branded Video Amplification: 5 Things You Need to Know (Learning from the REI – VIX Campaign).

Hispanic YouTube stars come out of nowhere … Una chica makes some videos in her bedroom. Two years later, maybe she’s talking to 15 other kids – or maybe she has 7.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel.

Source: JustJaredJR.com
Source: JustJaredJr.com

The most high-profile of the latter is Bethany Mota, AKA Macbarbie07. Mota began producing “haul” videos in 2009, showing off new purchases. Her first video shows a shy, subdued tween sitting in an under-lit bedroom rambling on about some makeup she bought.

Fast forward to 2014, and Mota is on the cover of Fast Company and launching her own clothing line from Aeropostale, while flying around the world producing kicky videos about style and shopping – oh, and appearing on Dancing with the Stars.

There are plenty of Hispanic video stars, including Rosanne Pansino, Tiffany Garcia and Divino.

There will always be competition in launching new video destinations, but nothing of the scale that YouTube has achieved.

Why one blows up and another doesn’t is somewhat mysterious. For example, in her second-ever video, Mota gives a shout-out to a mentor, Blair Fowler, known on YouTube as juicystar07. Fowler began covering the style and beauty territory earlier than Mota, yet she’s coasted along at around 150,000 views per video. That’s nothing to sneeze at: Any brand would be happy with that many views of its video. But it can’t compare to the 5 to 8 million views Mota typically garners.

Secret weapons

While YouTube provides information and tools for its creators to help them garner more views, some stars have an extra edge in the form of multi-channel networks, or MCNs. This confusing moniker refers to companies that act as talent agencies and ad-sales networks for video bloggers. Many of them also produce custom content for brands featuring the stars in their networks.

MCN Omni Media and Channel Factory recently launched a joint venture called Content Labs to act as a branded content studio. Channel Factory is a native video marketing and YouTube video-ad-buying platform.

Omnia has a stable of video talent, including Hispanic stars Baby Rasta y Gringo, Divino and Garcia’s iHasCupquake. It aims to continue creating custom branded content employing the digital influencers within its MCN. Channel Factory has expertise in the granular targeting of specific audiences and optimizing videos for high clickthrough rates and ROI, according to Tamoor Shafi, CEO of Omnia Media.

target omni promo2
iHasCupquake promo for Target

“Our focus in the past two years has been working with top influencers. Sales and interest from brands has increased exponentially,” Shafi says. For example, it landed a deal with Target for four iHasCupquake episodes in which Garcia decorated dorm rooms.

Omnia helps video bloggers develop their audiences on YouTube and beyond. For example, EME Music, Baby Rasta y Gringo’s label, had only a small presence on YouTube, so Omnia helped it establish a few new channels and launch content, making use of its expertise about best practices on YouTube, such as the best time to upload, how to properly tag content and search engine optimization.

Divino’s channel had only 5,000 subscribers. When he launched two new songs, Omnia helped EME cross-promote them with strategies including targeted ad buys and placements in more popular playlists, as well as driving views through likes and favorites. The campaign bumped his subscriber numbers up to close to 40,000.

MiTú is another of the many MCNs that provide talent development services as well as opportunities for their stars to participate in sponsorship and ad opportunities. It provides them with an internal platform called MiTuVero.com that lets them check out branded opportunities they might want to participate in, as well as submit their own original content ideas. They can keep abreast of what other channels are doing and what’s working for them.

A lot of Hispanic talent creates content for a global audience.

Says Charlie Echeverry, MiTú’s chief revenue officer, “Analytics means more money and audience for these influencers. Every one of them wants to create new, bigger-budget things that can be upstreamed to other platforms.”

Internationalization

It’s interesting that many of these young online stars are not creating Hispanic-specific content, nor are their fan bases predominantly Hispanic. At the same time, non-Hispanic stars recognize the importance of the Hispanic audience. According to Shafi, Inna has a very large following in Mexico, and Omnia is helping her to optimize her video content to bring in more fans from Latin America. “A lot of Hispanic talent creates content for a global audience,” he says.

Going Over the Top from YouTube?

Next, Omnia Media plans to create branded mobile and web apps for its talent that will be used to deliver their content outside of YouTube. It’s also launched a new ecommerce initiative called iRockCustom.com to sell merchandise for its talent stable. It will design, produce and sell merchandise for its stars; each star will have a unique URL that he or she can market to their fans.

More and more of these young influencers are, with the help of their MCNs, trying to build a strong brand that’s less dependent on YouTube. That’s partly due to the fragmentation of video and the rising importance of sites including Vimeo, Vine, Twitter and Blip.tv.

But it’s also because YouTube takes, in most cases, a 45 percent cut of all ad revenue, although it reportedly is trying to do better in supporting its top stars. YouTube did not respond to several requests for an interview.

Iddo Shah, Kaltura
Iddo Shai, Kaltura

Fueling potential flight from YouTube is a series of acquisitions of MCNs by mainstream entertainment companies. For example, Maker Studios, recently acquired by Disney, likely hopes to move as much of its audience as it can off YouTube and onto Maker.tv, according to Iddo Shai, director of product marketing for Kaltura, an end-to-end, over-the-top video platform.

He points out that right now, it’s difficult for advertisers to do integrated campaigns that include YouTubers’ videos and other media, as well as to create the innovative campaigns that marketers crave.

“On YouTube at this time, that is very hard to do. There are some changes on YouTube, and maybe they will become more flexible in what they especially allow the upper talent to do. But they will never give full access — and rightfully so. They are a strong platform and want to control much of the revenue and the content,” Shai says.

But the MCNs are becoming strong in their own right. They have to race with YouTube to reserve advertising on their stars’ videos. Whoever reserves first gets the inventory, making it harder to plan and execute the larger campaigns that MCNs are increasingly angling for.

Omni’s contracts with talent usually include obtaining exclusive rights to selling their YouTube inventory – except, of course, for YouTube, which also can sell it. Some contracts include the exclusive right to sell brand content on their channels. While Omnia competes with YouTube to sell its stars regular inventory, Shai points out that there are a lot of cases where the companies collaborate, with YouTube handling the media side and Omnia selling the custom ad products.

Will these rising stars flee YouTube altogether? Not a chance, according to Shai. He says, “There will always be competition in launching new video destinations, but nothing of the scale that YouTube has achieved.”

Other articles on the emerging (Hispanic) online video media and marketing sector: MCNs in Hot Pursuit of Brands and Are Multichannel Networks the Future of TV?