To extend its longstanding legacy of service in the Hispanic community, Univision Communications Inc.

I don’t need to tell you that Thanksgiving Day is around the corner. You must be receiving the daily email holiday coupons, constantly being TV-fed the holiday shopping sales…and let’s not forget receiving in the mailbox shoppers filled with pictures of plump turkeys and canned pumpkin. This is the one other holiday – aside from Christmas Day – that touches on all the consumer senses – and it’s those marked senses that drive sales for brands. What I find interesting about Thanksgiving Day, from an advertising perspective, is that Hispanic marketers have not fully tapped into the cultural differences of this American tradition. by Zaida Granados / Guest Blogger at Zubination

During the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, Univision Communications Inc. unveiled Generación América, a new empowerment platform dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of Hispanics in America. Developed in partnership with the Immigrant Archive Project, Generación América is a multifaceted initiative that includes video vignettes and events to highlight stories of individual achievement.

República announced that its chairman and CEO, Jorge A. Plasencia, has been selected by the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the first-ever recipient of the Goya Hispanic Achievement Award. The honor will be presented at a gala dinner on Monday, Oct. 29 at the New York Public Library.

John Backer spent the first few of his 61 years with Church World Service (CWS) waiting by the piers in New York City. The reason? is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with the launch of "NBCLatino Innovators." In partnership with NBC News, MSNBC, and, NBCLatino will spotlight 20 Hispanic innovators from across the country who are making outstanding contributions across a variety of field

Porter Novelli announced that Sonia Sroka, senior vice president and director of Hispanic marketing, has been honored by PRWeek as one of the industry’s most influential communications thought leaders under the age of 40.

America's Navy announced it will honor its current and former Navy personnel through the "Beyond the Call" diversity campaign.

Al Aguilar, Creative Civilization Chairman and CEO will receive the national 2012 Hispanic Marketing Achievement Award, to be presented at the 16th Annual Hispanic Marketing Midwest Conference

Hispanic public relations veteran John Echeveste of VPE Public Relations was recently recognized by Cal State University Fullerton for his 30-year record of service to the public relations profession.

Multi-talented actor, director, writer, musician and producer Jose Ferrer's life and accomplishments were commemorated on a First-Class Forever stamp by the U.S. Postal Service as part of its Distinguished Americans stamp series.

Porter Novelli announced that Sonia Sroka, senior vice president, director of Hispanic marketing, has been named a top corporate social responsibility (CSR) executive for 2012 by PR News, a leading public relations industry publication.

Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study is national research report investigating the effects of Girl Scouting on its alumnae population of women. DOWNLOAD Report Here.

In support of Hispanic communities, Girl Scouts of the USA announced a three-year, $900,000 contribution from MetLife Foundation to establish the MetLife Foundation Hispanic Leadership Fund.

In honor of the Girl Scouts of the USA’s centennial celebration, Vme, America’s Spanish TV alternative, has partnered with the long-standing organization to kickoff a yearlong initiative to support their ‘ToGetHerThere (Juntos Por Ella)’ campaign, the largest advocacy and fundraising movement ded