Now in its 15th year, the Multicultural Excellence Awards recognize outstanding multicultural advertising campaigns produced by marketers and their agencies. Winners will be announced at the 2015 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Time Inc., November 8-10 in Miami Beach, Florida.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced that it will donate the Sara Sunshine archives to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History where they will become part of the nationally recognized advertising collections held by the museum’s Archives Center. The Sara Sunshine archives feature advertising print, audio and visuals from the 1960s to 1990s and include artifacts from Ms. Sunshine’s tenure at Spanish Advertising and Marketing Services (SAMS), the first recognized U.S. Hispanic agency founded in 1962, and Siboney Advertising. Among the major advertisers showcased in the Sara Sunshine archives are companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly-Clark, Pepsi-Cola and Polaroid. announced the winners of the 2015 "Excelencia" Media Planning Awards (HMPE) at a luncheon during AHAA annual conference in Miami, FL on Tuesday  April 28, 2015.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced today that Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. was selected as the 2015 winner of the AHAA Marketer of the Year Award. It joins a prestigious short list of elite brands that have received the award, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

Do you want to know how to grow your and your client’s business by engaging the Multicultural Mainstream? Then, the 2015 AHAA Annual Conference is the conference to attend. If you haven’t reserved your spot, the time to register is NOW, for we are filling up fast! And, if you’re looking for another reason, we will give you five.  By Aldo Quevedo, Chair of AHAA and Principal/Creative Director of Richards/Lerma

Círculo Creativo and AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing, which announced earlier this year an expansion of the jury from 10 to 26 members, have revealed an impressive list that not only represents more U.S. Hispanic advertising agencies than ever before but includes international representation.

Every Spring, the marketing industry anticipates the next wave of the latest breaking research to be revealed at the AHAA Annual Conference because the data reinforces the powerful effect of the Hispanic market on a brand’s bottom line and helps shape the strategies that impact revenue growth. Known for its data-driven insights, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing will kick off its annual conference with compelling, new research from Mintel, PEOPLE en Español, and The Futures Company.  Moderated by AHAA Board Member Nancy Tellet, SVP of Research & Consumer Insights, Tr3s, these in-depth sessions will take place on Monday, April 27 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is pleased to announce that Brian Terkelsen, CEO of MediaVest USA, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2015 AHAA Annual Conference, taking place in Miami from April 27 to 29, 2015.

This April, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing will be educating the industry what it means to be relevant and setting the record straight on who is getting Total Market right – and who isn’t. The AHAA Annual Conference, taking place in Miami from April 27 to 29, 2015, will redefine relevance utilizing C-suite leaders from top brands, futurists and expert panels across key areas.

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.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced the theme of its Annual Conference, taking place in Miami from April 27 to 29, 2015: "Redefining Relevance." With the marketing landscape constantly evolving to keep up with dramatically changing demographics, new strategies are tested, new models of data collection are created, and return on investment (ROI) is scrutinized to ensure proper budgetary allocations. However, the most successful marketing campaigns consistently hit home runs in one area: Relevance. Relevant messaging, creative, and delivery are all necessary to forge meaningful relationships and win brand loyalty of Hispanics, America's most powerful demographic.

A recent study by Austin-based marketing, advertising and research firm Mando Rayo + Collective (MRC) in conjunction with EthniFacts and support from Kapor Center for Social Impact sheds light on the Latino experience at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, calling for greater inclusion of Latinos into programming and panels at the Interactive portion of the annual event.

Exhibit space blew sponsorship sales out of the water when it came to revenue share, though, accounting for half of total event revenues. Meanwhile, dollars from sponsorships added up to represent 16% of total revenues, with attendee revenues landing in second.