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Friday, September 19, 2014
Today, Hispanics account for one in six Americans, or 53 million people. Hispanic families consume more media and are more responsive to media than the general population, according to a new IRI report titled “Point of View: Winning with the Hispanic Consumer Today.”
Additionally, 70% of Hispanics are under age 40, making investment in this group a wise long-term proposition, the report states. Marketers have historically underserved Hispanic shoppers, but continuing to do so would be a mistake: IRI analysis shows that a $1 billion CPG (consumer packaged goods) company can earn an extra $71 million in revenue annually by investing more effectively in the Hispanic consumer.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Having access to culturally relevant and ethnically diverse books is essential for young readers and their families," says Jim Gober, Chairman/CEO of Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation, the parent company of Infinity Auto Insurance. "We are proud to offer this contest as an important bridge between talented Latino authors and young impressionable readers to make books a memorable literary adventure for all, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month."
Participants in the "Preserving our Culture through Bilingual Literacy" contest will compete for an opportunity to have their children's story published. The story must feature one of several Read Conmigo characters and the winning author(s) will receive $1000 in prize money. Winner(s) will be notified by November 14th.
All manuscripts must be submitted by October 31, 2014 and meet the following criteria:
Author Profile – Must be from Southern California 18 years old or over, of Latino origin; no prior published work or writing experience necessary
Target Reader – All submissions should be suitable for reading levels Pre-K through 5th Grade
Language – Story must be submitted in both English and Spanish
Characters- Story must include one or more of the Read Conmigo characters
Word count: Minimum is 400 words; maximum length is 1500 words
To submit a manuscript and for complete rules and contest details visit www.ReadConmigo.org.
SOURCE Read Conmigo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Next Galaxy Adds Music Pioneer Ron Diaz to its Management Team to Create Latin American Virtual Reality Entertainment and Educational Content
"Latin music is an important component of the music industry and commands a global audience," commented Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy Corp. "Our priorities in Latin America are both entertainment and education, where we see a tremendous opportunity to achieve scale as a leader in transforming education in an innovative way for more than 600 million Latin Americans. Ron's decades of experience and industry connections spanning the U.S. to the tip of South America will be integral in our company meeting its goals and bringing this unique content to Ceek.com. We are honored to have him as part of our team."
Ron Diaz is an entrepreneur who has always been on the cutting edge of Latino music and culture. In Los Angeles, he was a founding member of the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences that developed Hispanic talent throughout the United States. He also produced the first Latin jazz concert at New York's Carnegie Hall honoring Maestro Chico O'Farrill, Tito Puente and a constellation of other illustrious musicians. Mr. Diaz also spearheaded the inception of the Latin Jazz record label Songosaurus, producing Paquito de Rivera, Alturo Sandoval and other illustrious Latin musicians. In 2012, Ron was the executive producer of Richie Zellon's latest release, "Beatles Afro Peruvian Jazz Tribute," bringing credence to his vision to mix and introduce new sounds.
As President of Next Galaxy's Latin American operations, Diaz will continue to travel throughout South America to uncover exotic blends of native music and culture to bring to the world.
"My lifelong ambition has been to transport globally the hidden richness of Latin America to tell its untold stories and to assemble the amazing talents of popular and undiscovered musicians for everyone to enjoy. The prospect of delivering these experiences through the latest immersive video and audio innovations of Next Galaxy's Virtual Reality platform is awe-inspiring," said Ron Diaz.
About Next Galaxy Corp:
Next Galaxy Corporation is a leading developer of innovative content solutions, Augmented and fully Immersive Consumer Virtual Reality technology. The Company's flagship consumer product in development is CEEK, a next-generation fully immersive entertainment and social virtual reality platform featuring a combination of live, virtual and augmented events and experiences. Next Galaxy's CEEK simulates the communal experience of attending live events, such as concerts, sporting events or business conferences through Virtual and Augmented Reality. Next Galaxy is developing entertainment and educational experiences for VR Cinema, VR Concerts, VR Sports, VR Business, VR Tourism and more. In short, Next Galaxy is building the meeting places of the future. For further information, visit www.nextgalaxycorp.com.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
That was one of many offensive quotes that emerged a little more than a week ago from an email that Bruce Levenson, the owner of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, sent to his colleagues two years ago. That email — and an internal investigation — pushed Mr. Levenson, a longtime businessman, to apologize and put the team up for sale.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
“Time Warner Cable is an important partner to MundoFox” said Ibra Morales, President of MundoFox. “Today marks a milestone in our continuously growing distribution efforts. We welcome our new viewers in New York, who are now able to enjoy MundoFox’s unique, high-quality programming, bringing more choice to their Spanish-language entertainment programming options.”
Viewers will be able to enjoy a diverse array of original, high-quality productions, including, the family fun-filled game show ‘100 Latinos Dijeron’ with host Marco Antonio Regil, the international hit drama ‘Suleimán El Gran Sultán’, appointment news with ‘Noticias MundoFox con Rolando Nichols’, the hilarious comedy series ‘Familia en Venta’ starring Roselyn Sánchez & Carlos Espejel and much more.
“We are delighted that Time Warner Cable’s subscribers are now able to enjoy MundoFox’s programming in the comfort of their own home” said Luis Roldan, EVP/ COO of America CV, MundoFox’s New York affiliate. “We look forward to working with the New York Latino community as we become their destination of choice for quality entertainment.”
For additional information, please visit: www.mundofox.com
MundoFox is a joint venture between Fox International Channels (FIC), 21st Century Fox’s international multimedia business, and RCN, the leading Latin American television network and production company belonging to Organización Ardila Lülle (OAL). Together FIC and RCN currently reach over 1.6 billion subscribers worldwide with original series, novelas, dramas, game shows, reality, news and lifestyle programming. MundoFox is broadcast over-the-air on the network’s affiliate stations as well as through cable, satellite and telco providers in markets representing nearly 80% of U.S. Hispanic households. MundoFox, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, launched in fall 2012.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
In its annual statewide perception survey, the Garrity Group learned how Hispanics and Anglos feel about 17 industries and institutions and 14 professions and how people in both groups use different media for news, information and shopping.
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Friday, September 5, 2014
The delegation includes the Hispanic Chamber staff, and representatives of Spanish multination corporation Abengoa (NASDAQ: ABGB), the City of San Antonio, Bexar County and The Borderplex Alliance. They left on Thursday, Sept. 4, but should return on Sept. 11.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
This year there will be 5 events beginning in June leading up to the main event. The Road to IPRHFF is being organized by Privilege Marketing Group. http://www.privmg.com
The 2014 IPRHFF will showcase pioneering, historically significant films and documentaries, contemporary shorts and features, and other innovative films. Every film will feature Puerto Rico and its people in key production roles, from behind the scenes to the front of the screen. A celebrity panel discussion will explore film industry related topics; discuss the challenges and potential for young Latino filmmakers to make an impact. Finally, receptions and after-parties throughout the weekend will give participants an opportunity to celebrate their Heritage and network with other industry professionals.
In addition, the IPRHFF will join a new celebrity spokes person, to the tradition of the festival. Puerto Ricans were the first and largest Spanish speaking group to migrate and settle in the big apple, paving the way for other Latinos.
This festival was initiated to pay tribute to that Puerto Rican legacy, while celebrating the richness of their traditions, creative expressions and contributions to the welfare and growth of the United States, especially within the context of other Latino contributions.
Come experience the heritage for yourself and help support them as they share their incredible work!
For more information please log on at: www.iprhff.com
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The move has the potential to change the data the government uses to decide everything from where to build new schools and how various federal funds flow back to the states.
In a rule due to be published Tuesday, the Census Bureau says it will run a Census test in early 2015 that tries to reduce the number of non-responses, including by stopping the delivery of census forms to vacant housing units
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Participating stores include chain and independent operations in California, Arizona, Texas, Chicago and Florida.
The program, which coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, features a sweepstakes, recipes and a coupon offer as well as in-store merchandising and digital and social media elements.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
ESN, a Hispanic-owned company founded in 1995 by retired Navy Cmdr. Raymond F. Lopez, Jr., ranked 96th on the list—with an astounding five-year sales growth of 49%. HispanicBusiness.com noted that ESN had a compound annual rate of 10.44%, jumping from revenues of $25.8 million in 2009 to $38.3 million in 2013.
Said Mr. Lopez, ESN's President and CEO, "Our efforts to increase our services from Navy-centric offerings to IT solutions have helped ESN expand its customer base to include the Air Force, Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies. Through those changes, we have continued our commitment on providing cost-effective, on-time solutions to our customers."
For years, ESN had ranked among the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies in the U.S. Because of the Great Recession, Hispanic Business whittled the 30-year-old list down to the Top 100 earners.
Although ESN didn't make the list of 100-largest Hispanic-owned companies, ESN ranked on HispanicBusiness.com's list of the fastest-growing 100 companies during the last five-year period.
"Despite the decline in company revenues in the last few years, we at ESN have focused on using the opportunities presented by the Great Recession to accelerate our growth, as evidenced in the latest ranking in the Top 100," said Mr. Lopez.
He added: "I look for improvement in the Federal space and to maintain what we have in the Department of Defense. Our new concentration will be on workforce development and to realign our market offerings." The company has about 250 employees in the U.S. and overseas.
About Engineering Services Network, Inc. ESN is a trusted leader in engineering and technology solutions. For nearly two decades, ESN has been proudly standing "Shoulder to Shoulder®" with our military and government customers, delivering critical services for missions that matter. ESN provides our military and government customers with mission-critical services in the areas of: professional management & systems engineering services; cyber security & information / mission assurance services; network design, integration, & data center consolidation services; enterprise IT ITIL & ITSM services; systems development & life-cycle services; health IT services; and acquisition services.
Based in Arlington, VA, ESN has regional and field offices throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Founded in 1995, ESN is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has achieved Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 2 for Services v 1.3, and CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Development v 1.3. ESN customers include the VA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command, Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. Visit ESN at esncc.com. ESN is a VA-Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business.
3rd Annual Festival People en Español announces hour-by-hour schedule for free daytime empowerment experience and celebrity meet & greets
Friday, August 22, 2014
The nearly 1,700-unit chain not only will interact with its Spanish-speaking guests through Denny’s Latino, but also will offer original and curated content meant to entertain and engage a Hispanic demographic that is increasingly active on social media.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The BBA will host the event at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in the East Ballroom.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Some of the greatest players in baseball history have come from Latin American territories such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and many others. The Dominican Republic has been the leading Hispanic country in Major League Baseball in the 21st century, and now, the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are looking to reinvigorate their roster with several new Latino prospects.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Monday, October 7, 2013
Join Siempre Mujer and NYC’s leading Hispanic cultural institution, El Museo del Barrio, for Día de los Muertos, a celebration of the international holiday
- What: Fundraising event for El Museo’s public arts and education programs
- When: November 1, 2013, 8pm – 12am
- Where: El museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, NYC
- Dress: cocktail/festive attire
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