Most people are surprised to learn that nearly 30% of U.S. Hispanics voted for Trump in 2016. Hispanics, it turns out, are not a homogeneous group. Over 50% are U.S. born with roots in 20 countries of origin, each with its own rich cultural and political heritage. The world, however, has changed considerably since 2016. Voters have a clearer idea of the president’s policy priorities and leadership style.

SBS Entertainment, the entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System, Iinc. (SBS), announced Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Live Music Series, launching Friday, April 24. The series will feature one-hour of commercial-free live music and positive messages by top Latin artists across some of SBS's leading regional Mexican and Latin urban radio stations in key Hispanic markets and LaMusica app. The star-studded line-up includes Pitbull and Calibre 50, who will kick-off the series respectively, as well as Christian Nodal, Maluma, Natti Natasha, Gerardo Ortiz, Banda MS, Sebastian Yatra and many others.

As MMM of Florida’s agency of record, WOW MKTG will create comprehensive advertising campaigns for the healthcare brand in the South Florida market.

Puerto Rico based Horoma 3, composed of agencies de la Cruz, Lopito, Ileana & Howie and Sajo/McCann Puerto Rico  studied the impact of Covid-19 on brands.

Living through a pandemic changes a person’s beliefs and behaviors, some of them for life.

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, threatening both lives and livelihoods, consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) manufacturers continue to play an important role: producing essential items we all rely on for our health and well-being. CPG leaders have focused on meeting this demand while guarding the safety of employees and customers.

Nielsen announced that Univision has signed a multi-year agreement with Nielsen Audio. This renewal covers national and local measurement of all 58 of Univision’s owned and operated Uforia Audio Network stations in 15 key markets, which include the top 10 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) launched "La Voz del Negocio Hispano," "The Voice of Hispanic Business" across its multimedia & entertainment platforms including Radio, TV and Podcast to empower Hispanic business owners with a show hosted by respected journalist, Mario Andres Moreno.

Avoid damaging cuts and realign resources in response to fluid shifts in demand from the Covid-19 fallout.

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is currently facing the biggest and fastest change to shopping behavior in modern history as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Amid record job losses and unemployment filings in the last month due to travel restrictions and physical retail closures, it’s not an understatement to say that the industry is operating in uncharted territory.  

We all know the theory: brands that spend more on advertising during a recession recover faster when the recession ends. It is a well proven fact. Except this time around we are dealing with a health crisis, the repercussions of which have impacted both demand and supply. And whatever happens, advertising alone is unlikely to do the trick.  by Nigel Hollis

​To be effective in an increasingly technological workplace, workers must know, not just how to use digital tools, but when and why to use them. Critical to this ability is digital agency: the judgment and confidence required to navigate and be effective in unfamiliar digital environments.

Rafael Eli is familiar to those within the Hispanic television, digital, print and radio communities and has been the behind-the-scenes co-producer of the annual Hispanic Television Summit for the past 18 years. The summit is presented annually by Future’s television industry magazines, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.  Eli often influenced the selection of the Summit’s award recipients, notably Hispanic TV talent and celebrities with whom he had a personal relationship including talk-show host Cristina Saralegui, sportscaster Andrés Cantor, news anchors Jose Diaz Balart, and Jorge Ramos to name a few.    

To my dear Amigo, Compadre, Hermano - Rafael Eli, we at HispanicAd and our families do not have the words to express our gratitude and respect to you for the unique relationship and the bonds that united us for so many years.

Our conversations and emotions about literature, art, cinema, business, innovation, relationships, love and the future we both worked towards ensuring that the US Hispanic and Multicultural communities are respected and looked upon as socially, politically and economical viable will be missed.  They filled my days and nights, waiting for our next discussion.

After our conversations, for hours my house and office would be abuzz after the loud discussions, the laughs and insights brought forth by our typical Latino to Latino conversations, they were highlights for many of our dinner conversations.  You brought your "Jibaro y Guajiro" points of view along with my "Jibaro, Guajiro y Gaucho" views.  ¡Que mezcla!

I remmember as if it were yesterday on the corner of Lexington Ave and 42nd Street in NYC in 1999, you were the first person I mentioned that we were going to launch HispanicAd to serve the US Hispanic advertising, marketing, media, public relations and research executive Industry.  You said, ¡Pa' Lante, ni un paso para atraz! 

People say that you are lucky if you have one true friend, I count you as one of mine.

Gene Bryan

Fortes en Fide

Rafael Eli passed away peacefully just before 6 a.m.ET this morning from COVID pneumonia.