The CNN Latino launch event took place on Thursday, July 11 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican in the island of Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida. CNN Latino Miami will be on the air starting Monday, August 19.

Leveraging the success of Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “Top Chef,” Telemundo Media announced it will produce “Top Chef: Estrellas” (Top Chef Stars), a first-ever Spanish-language version of the hit culinary competition series to air next TV season.

By Enrique Turegano / Al Punto I saw an ad on Univision for an SUV...nice ad. But the VO caught me off guard. It was the poem by Antonio Machado and famous song by Juan Manuel Serrat, "Caminante No Hay Camino". Great song, great poem...but I wonder how much it connects with US Hispanics....mostly US Mexicans. Do they even know it? Is it important to them? Does it connect emotionally like it does for Spaniards and some South Americans? Probably NOT. Here's my guess:

1) The creative in charge is from Spain.
2) The creative in charge is a JM Serrat fan.

Thoughts?

When I first heard about the joint venture between ABC and Univision my reaction was one of positive intrigue.

    I just struggled reading an article by Stephanie Da Costa - Media Director at Wing in Miami titled “Spanish-language Tele

Sofia Vergara is probably the most recognizable Hispanic actress working in English-language television. She is one of the stars of “Modern Family,” among the highest-rated scripted shows on network television, and she has parlayed her celebrity into commercials for brands like Pepsi and Cover Girl.

According to deadline.com, Fox unveiled the first on-air promo for MundoFox, the upcoming Spanish-language broadcast network backed by Fox International Channels and Colombia’s RCN Television Group. By NELLIE ANDREEVA Check out the commercial, CLICK HERE   What do you think?

Last month I attended one of the best parties in L.A.  No, I'm not talking about the Oscars.  I'm talking about the Brisk Bodega-Star Wars Cantina party, presented by Brisk Tea. Now ostensibly the party was intended to present and offer party-goers samples of Brisk Tea.  But by partnering up with LucasFilm, Brisk was able to offer another element of intrigue at its party: an exhibition of art conceived by emerging, young artists, and based on the iconic characters from the "Star Wars" film.
 

By Joe Zubizarreta / Zubi Advertising - Zubination Having just watched the pilot for Rob Schneider’s new show, Rob, I am totally disgusted by the way CBS has portrayed a Mexican-American family in an attempt to lure Latinos to general market television. The only thing I can think of is that they wanted to use every stereotype in the book to generate non-Hispanic viewership.

As many of you have seen in the movie 2012 and have heard from scholars based on their interpretation of Mayan culture and the Mayan calendar, the world will end December 2012. Doomsday is upon us in 355 days on December 21, 2012.

'm still not sure why Ad Age felt compelled to give a voice to hate. I mean, how else do you explain their decision to invite a bona fide prophet of hate to their upcoming "Media Evolved" conference?  Glenn Beck may be doing something interesting in media (according to Ad Age) but he's still a racist.

I recently read an article in another of the Latin American Market focused trade journals that interviewed a US Hispanic Marketing Director at the client level and two mayor New York Hispanic Agency based Media Planning Executives with most of their experience in mainstream advertising and Latin America respectively to give their opinions about the US Hispanic Market.

TV can do a lot of great things for brands but it can also make you impotent--and I can assure you that I did not intend to spell "important."  And that is what one is led to conclude after reading some of the reports coming out of last week's beer distributors' convention in Las Vegas.

  Carat USA and Aegis Media - Multi-Cultural Marketing released the finding of their new Hispanic Consumer Connections research study that according to them reveals that 90 percent of Hispanic media budgets

  HBO is doing it right.

The channel that brings you "Boardwalk Empire," and brought you "Entourage," is once again bringing you "How to Make it in America."  Season Two debuted last night.

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