January 23, 2015

Florida State University’s Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication celebrates its 10th anniversary and honors the pioneering leadership of founder Felipe Korzenny during the fifth annual International Conference on Hispanic/Latino Media and Marketing, which brings together marketing professionals and scholars from across the United States, Spain, and Latin America. The Center’s Board of Advisors, the FSU community and industry leaders will honor Dr. Korzenny at a special gala February, 2015.

“We are confident that business leaders from different industries will come together to support and celebrate Felipe, a pillar of Hispanic marketing and communications,” said Mark Lopez, head of U.S. Hispanic audience at Google and member of the Center’s Advisory Board.

In 2005 Korzenny founded FSU’s Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication, the preeminent academic program focused on training students and professionals in the field of U.S. Hispanic marketing and advertising.

“Dr. Korzenny and the Center have prepared hundreds of students and professionals who have demonstrated a passion for the trillion dollar Hispanic market and the opportunities it presents for companies, organizations and government institutions that need to connect with this market segment,” said Lawrence C. Dennis, dean of the School of Communication and Information. “In the decade since Dr. Korzenny started the program, faculty and students have worked tirelessly to conduct ground-breaking research and serve as an innovative resource for the Hispanic marketing industry.”

The gala honoring Korzenny’s career is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. The conference will be hosted from Thursday, Feb. 19 to Saturday Feb. 21. The purpose of the conference is to educate and promote topics related to Hispanic marketing and Spanish media.  The conference will bring together leaders to share knowledge, increase awareness of trends, exchange ideas, and facilitate the collaboration between academia and industry.

“We look forward to gathering Hispanic marketing industry peers to celebrate Dr. Korzenny’s contributions, as well as sponsorship support to cultivate Korzenny’s vision while helping sustain the Center’s research, academic and scholarships programs,” said Sindy Chapa, associate director of the FSU Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication.  
For more information on the Korzenny Tribute weekend and the conference, contact: Mafé Brooks, director of development, 850-294-8240, mafe.brooks@cci.fsu.edu.

About The FSU Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication:

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at Florida State University was founded by Dr. Felipe Korzenny in 2004. The Center’s programs are housed in the FSU School of Communication. The Center is the first of its kind in the United States devoted to educating students and professionals in the field. Faculty and students working with the Center are conducting ground-breaking research and serving as an innovative resource for the Hispanic marketing industry.

Recognizing the immediate need for professionals trained in Hispanic Marketing Communication, the Center’s goals focus on educating students to serve the Hispanic marketing industry; training professionals who currently serve the Hispanic market in the U.S.; conducting relevant research to further the understanding of the Hispanic market; and serving as a source of knowledge about the Hispanic market for industry professionals.

 

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